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The Leatherman, An American Vagabond – a Film by Jon Scott Bennett
July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm$10
Jon Scott Bennett, a student filmmaker pursuing a B.A. in History, will present his extraordinary documentary, The Leatherman, An American Vagabond.
When a strange unkempt man dressed head to toe in leather began traveling the roads of New York and Connecticut, the people of the region immediately took notice. He hardly spoke, only ever engaging in conversation to ask for food, water, and tobacco. Local fascination grew as it was realized that the route he followed would bring him back a little more than a month later. Yet his name, origins, and reasons for wandering have never been explained. This created an air of mystery around the figure who has come to be known as “The Leatherman.”
This film chronicles the journey and life of a man dressed in leather clothes who traveled through Connecticut and New York year after year from 1857 to 1889, returning to each town about every 35 days. Join us for coffee, bagels, and this fascinating film!