This film is a 2000 drama, directed by Maggie Greenwald, about a woman musicologist researching Appalachian folk music in western North Carolina. It raises the question of whether the academic visitor is exploiting the people she befriends in order to advance her own career. Although the movie is fictional, it is loosely based on the work of Olive Dame Campbell, founder of the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N. C. , and that of English folk song collector Cecil Sharp. The film also has a subplot about a lesbian teacher, the sister of the musicologist. The soundtrack contains mountain music sung by such artists as Dolly Parton, Roseanne Cash and Patty Loveless.
The film will be shown at church July 29, starting about noon, following our worship service. Free admission, and open to the public. Invite a friend.