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Filmmaker Kennedy to discuss upstate NY’s Anti-Rent War

“Down-Rent War, Around 1845,” a mural at the Delhi post office, was painted by Mary Earley in the 1930s, and depicts a group of farmers dressed in disguises at an Anti-Rent rally.
“Down-Rent War, Around 1845,” a mural at the Delhi post office, was painted by Mary Earley in the 1930s, and depicts a group of farmers dressed in disguises at an Anti-Rent rally.
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When James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville wrote about upstate New York’s Anti-Rent War of the 1840s, they both failed to produce a success. Bruce Kennedy is hoping he has better luck. A documentary filmmaker from Asheville, N.C., Kennedy has been working on a movie about the Anti-Rent War for two years, and is making a series of presentations in the Capital Region about his work. Tuesday night at 6 Kennedy will be at St. ...


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