Dale Farmer (Alt452 Productions)
In the 1920s-1950s, millions of Appalachians left their homes in the mountains and migrated to urban Midwestern factory centers. The Mountain Minor is the story of a life-worn Charlie Abner, a generation later, as he struggles with leaving his present life and family in Cincinnati, Ohio to return to the Kentucky Mountain home and musical heritage that once defined him. This film is unique in that all of its principal actors are traditional musicians—such as Smithsonian Folkways artist Elizabeth LaPrelle, Susan Pepper and acclaimed banjoist and fiddler Dan Gellert.
Part of 08-09 The Mountain Minor Film, Discussion, and Live Music with Writer/Director Dale Farmer, Saturday, October 15, 10:30 am–12:30 pm