Fiddlin'

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Showings

Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Nov 2 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Thu, Nov 7 7:00 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Nov 9 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Thu, Nov 14 7:00 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Nov 16 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Thu, Nov 21 7:00 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Nov 23 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Nov 30 7:30 PM

Description

Sister filmmakers, Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic, returned to their Appalachian roots to film at the Old
Fiddler’s Convention run by the Galax Moose Lodge. They were given permission to film for the first time
in its 80 year history after Lodge members discovered they knew the sisters’ grandpa. Their local
connection also earned them the trust of the talented musicians who opened their hearts and shared their
stories.

Fiddlin’ is an Old Time and Bluegrass music documentary that takes place at the world's oldest Fiddler’s
Convention in the Appalachian Mountains.This rollicking, inspiring film shines a light on what is best
about America and shows the uplifting power of music. Wayne Henderson, a world -renowned luthier
known as the “guitar god,” is a master craftsman and master storyteller. His friendship with 11-year-old
guitar prodigy Presley Barker shows how closely knit a community of musicians can be. The enduring
relationship between mentor and prodigy is a testament to music’s power. With multi-generations
jamming together, we are witness to some off-the-charts pickin’ and fiddlin’. And when the top 10 ten
finalists are announced in the ultra-competitive guitar competition, we’re in for an exciting and
unexpected musical climax. With kids holding instruments instead of phones, it almost feels like we have
taken a step back in time.