Post Industrial Fiddle

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This deceptively simple but profound film explores the importance of music-making in the life of Jerrry Morrell, a pulp mill worker in rural Maine. His “Down East” fiddling style is homemade music, influenced largely by local traditions. The film suggests that music is important as an individual creative act, as one piece of a complex lifestyle, and as one of the elements through which people communicate and sustain friendship.

  • Film by: John Cohen
  • Produced by: John Cohen
  • Funding: The American Film Institute, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • © A film by John Cohen 1982 John Cohen
  • 23mins, Color