Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
The Appalachian Studies Presents…
Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.
In conjunction with the 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, The Mini presents “Pieced Together” along with excerpts from “The Mountain Minor.” Currently in post-production, “The Mountain Minor,” directed by Dale Farmer and Susan Pepper, tells the story of Oza and Vestal Abner in Eastern Kentucky’s depression era as they face the decision of leaving their life and home to find more opportunities for work in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fifty years later, following the desire to return to their mountain home, they face similar struggles of uprooting a life and passing on the musical traditions that have connected the Abner family to Eastern Kentucky for generations. Selected clips of this film will be shown! Directors Dale Farmer and Susan Pepper in attendance!
Pieced Together is the first documentary film about the American Quilt Square Trail movement. Directed by Julianne Donofrio, a Peabody award-winning producer and veteran of ABC News, the movie tells the story of how one Ohio woman’s love for her mother changed the American landscape and saved her life after job loss and breast cancer. Donna Sue, the daughter, received the Ohio Governor’s Award for the Arts in Community in 2010 and Maxine Groves (deceased, May 2015) was an honored elder and Ohio Arts Council master, traditional Appalachian textile artist. Presented by Julianne Donofrio, Michael Maloney, Omope Carter Daboiku
41st Annual Appalachian Studies Conference
Re-stitching the Seams: Appalachia Beyond Its Borders
April 5-8, 2018 (Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio)
Free with $5 suggested donation.