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2016 Film Festival

Alan Lomax Goes North: ‘The Most Fertile Source’

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th 2016

8:30 AM – RHYTHMS

8:30 AM Alan Lomax Goes North: ‘The Most Fertile Source’, dir. Guha Shankar (24 mins).

LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center, Auditorium 2

This film from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, re-images Alan Lomax’s 1938 song-collecting expedition to the American Upper Midwest through a filmic reconstruction of his trip, utilizing long-forgotten archival film and obsolete disk recordings he documented on his three month journey into a little-known corner of the country.

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