Price: $350.00

    Code: 2555
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Jeff Silva and Vic Rawlings
    2016, 96 minutes
    Purchase $350 | Classroom rental: $125
    Optional closed captions

    From the Sensory Ethnography Lab, Linefork is an immersive yet meditative documentary that explores the daily rituals of Lee Sexton, a revered banjo legend, and his charming wife Opal. Lee is a living link to the deep past of American music in 1959 he recorded four banjo pieces for folklorist John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers. Eager to preserve a vanishing cultural tradition, Lee continues to teach his distinctive two finger banjo style to a new generation. But outside of old-time music, Lee is a retired coal miner, who is very much hampered by his age and health, and still farms the land where he has lived for the last 88 years. An ethnomusicology of American folk music, Linefork documents the raw yet delicate music of a singular musician, linked to the past yet immediately present.

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    Further Reading

    Life Still Stands Here, essay by David Gates, author of Jernigan and A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me


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