"Linefork" Screening and Q&A

March 7, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (already occurred)
Film cover image showing Lee Sexton wearing overalls and holding his banjo

Lee and Opal Sexton live in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, farming the land where Lee was raised. Lee is a retired coal miner and a revered banjo legend, a living link to the deep past of American music. Though now well into his 80s and hampered by age, Lee continues to perform and teach his distinctive banjo style to a new generation eager to preserve a vanishing cultural tradition. Linefork offers an immersive view of Lee and Opal’s daily rituals and inherent resilience while documenting the raw yet delicate music of a singular musician, linked to the past yet immediately present. Q&A with Vic Rawlings, one of the filmmakers, will follow the screening.

Supported by the Department of Music and the Department of Anthropology

Additional Info

Linefork website

Contact Info

Darryl Harper
(413) 542-5316
image of e-mail address@amherst.edu