alan lomax

alan lomax

LOMAX

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In 1941, folklorist Alan Lomax traveled from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. to the Deep South to record an oral history of the blues. Equipped with 500 pounds of audio equipment powered by his car battery, he ventured across nameless roads to discover the most beautiful and harrowing songs ever known. Presented by the Association for Cultural Equity, Alan Lomax’s founding organization, this spirited folktale reimagines his meeting with Bill Henley, a 73-year-old recluse living in the backwoods of Lula, Mississippi. Starring James "Tail Dragger" Jones, protégé of Howlin' Wolf, the film honors a fearless crusader and the countless people he gave voice to, in both their human and mythic capacities. 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTION: Ashland Independent Film Festival (Ashland, OR) (Finalist, Best Short Film) Crossroads Film Festival (Jackson, MS) IndieGrits (Columbia, SC) Independent Film Festival Boston (Boston, MA) Little Rock Film Festival (Little Rock, AR) Chicago International Movie & Music Festival (Chicago, IL) Berkshire International Film Festival (Great Barrington, MA) Biografilm Festival (Bologna, Italy) Woods Hole Film Festival (Woods Hole, MA) Rural Route Film Festival (Queens, NYC) Rural Route Core Shorts (Traveling Festival) Film Festival Collective (xfinity Cable Showcase) Woodstock Film Festival (Woodstock, NY) Raindance Film Festival (London, UK) Vermont International Film Festival (Burlington, VT) Film Streams' Local Filmmaker Showcase (Omaha, NE) Running Time: 11 mins 39 seconds Super 16mm / Black & White / 16x9 widescreen Stereo Contact: Jesse Kreitzer P: 319.333.8434 E: jesse.kreitzer@gmail.com