Film Screenings from Appalshop Films, Appalshop Archives and the Appalachian Media Institute (AMI)
Saturday, June 8 from 1PM-4:30PM in the Appalshop Theater
AMI SCREENINGS – 1-2PM
Simon, 1992 — 7 minutes
An early experimental piece, this short is a claymation remake of the classic folk tale “The Fisherman and His Wife.”
Animation by Keith Adams and John Holbrook, Backdrop design by Ethan Moore, Editing by Darren Day, and Narration by AH Holbrook.
Blood Stained Coal, 2000 — 12 minutes
Blood Stained Coal tells the story of the 1976 Scotia Mine Disaster-the result of an explosion directly related to unsafe working conditions.
Produced By: James Pigman, Jeremy Roberts, Natasha Watts
Clamps, 2009 — 5 minutes
Incredibly visual, this narrative piece captures the desperate reality of addiction by depicting a single incident.
Produced By: Mikie Lee Burke and Cleveland Smith
Head of George’s Branch, 2011 — 5 minutes
A brief glimpse of gardening in Perry County, Kentucky.
Produced By: Whitney Beverly and Herb E. Smith
FILMS PRESERVED BY APPALSHOP ARCHIVE – 2-3PM
Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers (29 min., Color, 1976), directed by Gene DuBey
In this film, I.D. Stamper, a master dulcimer builder and player from eastern Kentucky, and John McCutcheon, then a young musician, play together, swap tunes, discuss musical traditions and demonstrate the difference between hammered and mountain style dulcimer. Preserved with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Premiere of a newly-preserved film portrait of fifth-generation herb doctor Clarence “Catfish” Gray. In this day-in-the-life visit, Catfish reads letters from around the world seeking health advice, gathers herbs and roots from the woods around his house, receives visitors, and, finally, relaxes by skinny-dipping in a nearby stream. Preserved with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Footage of Chester Cornett
In the Appalshop lobby we will be showing continuous footage of master chairmaker Chester Cornett, including: a preserved 3-minute clip shot by Gurney Norman of Chester on his self-built wooden “ark”, featuring a wood-carving of Christ; selections from the 1981 Appalshop film Hand Carved, a portrait of Chester by Herb e. Smith and Elizabeth Barret; and a slide show of photographs taken by Chester of his family and home.
Films and screening times will be posted soon. Please check back. See you at Seedtime!