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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Lee Sexton Documentary Film: LINEFORK

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vic rawlings - Posted - 04/13/2016:  12:54:02

The legendary 2-finger Kentucky banjoist Lee Sexton is featured in the recently completed feature-length documentary film, Linefork. Lee was featured in the landmark 1960 Smithsonian/Folkways release Mountain Music of Kentucky and remains a vibrant, master musician at 88. Lee's music (performance and teaching) is a prominent theme of the film. The film also strongly features the setting and texture of the lives Lee and his wife Opal currently live. We have exclusively used footage we shot over the past 3 years at their home, out with them on their daily routines, and in the local area. Please have a look at our Facebook page to view the trailer, a few outtakes and some photos. We will be posting news of the film's screenings there. Please like and share!

Linefork will have its world premiere April 19, 2016 at the Visions du Réel Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland and will also be screening later that week at BAFICI Film Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We hope to announce a North American premiere soon.

Thanks for reading, and please forward this news!

Vic Rawlings, Co-Director, Linefork



Lee Sexton (b. 1928) is one of the finest of the eastern Kentucky banjo players. Growing up in Linefork, Kentucky, Lee was influenced by many of his musical relatives; he also spent time listening to and learning from local radio shows. Sexton began performing professionally in 1941 and during his career worked with fiddler Marion Sumner (1920-1997). Although unable to make a living in music, he continued to play during the years he worked in the coal mines and can still be found playing in the Appalachian region with the Lee Sexton Band. Sexton is a recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

Lee Sexton, Mountain Music Of Kentucky

Linefork poster

RG - Posted - 04/13/2016:  14:02:03

Available on DVD?

vic rawlings - Posted - 04/13/2016:  21:10:45

Thanks for the interest, RG- The DVD release will be a bit further along- we are not there yet, but that'll very likely be a part of the life cycle of this film. Next week we have 2 international festival screenings and we'll see where it goes from there. We hope for a North American premiere soon. For now, it would be great to expand our Facebook reach and our mailing list. There's a contact page on the film's website and the most up-to-date news can be found on the Facebook page.

RG - Posted - 04/13/2016:  21:26:21

Awesome Vic, thanks for the info.  Have "liked" the FB page and will look for updates.  Good luck at the festivals and hope to see this sometime soon, Lee Sexton is an amazing player and true living old-time legend...well done!

Bill Rogers - Posted - 04/13/2016:  23:01:10

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Don Huber - Posted - 04/15/2016:  00:46:50

I just watched the trailer. Thank you for making this important film.

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