The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Linefork Film Screening at Amherst Cinema

WHAT: Screening of Linefork film with directors Vic Rawlings and Jeff Silva in person!
WHEN: Wednesday, September 5th at 7pm
WHERE: Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002

An immersive meditation on the passage of time and the persistent resonance of place, LINEFORK follows the daily rituals of an elderly couple living in Kentucky's Appalachian Mountains.

Now well into his eighties, Lee Sexton is the last living link to the distant past of a regional American music. A retired coal miner with black lung, Lee and his wife, Opal, continue to farm the land where he was born. Together they face encroaching health concerns and stark economic realities.

Recorded over three years, LINEFORK is an observational film documenting their marriage, their community, their resilience, and the raw yet delicate music of an unheralded banjo legend, linked to the past yet immediately present.

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