Lee Sexton started playing banjo when he was 8 years old, the son of a farmer and coal miner in an area of Kentucky known for poverty and coal mines. At 88, he still farms and is a revered musician, a living link to the deep past of American music.
Deep in Kentucky coal country, Lee & Opal Sexton continue to farm their land along Linefork Creek. Well into his eighties, Lee is a retired coal miner and revered banjo legend, a living link to the deep past of American music. Though hampered by hearing loss, Lee continues to perform at square dances and teach his distinctive style to a new generation eager to preserve a vanishing cultural tradition. Filmed over three years, Linefork offers an immersive view of Lee and Opal’s daily rituals and their inherent resiliency, while documenting the raw yet delicate music of a singular musician, linked to the past yet immediately present.
D, F, E, P: Jeff Silva, Vic Rawlings S: Ernst Karel M: Lee Sexton
Silva-Rawlings Productions. Jeff Silva T +1 617 642 5737 E email@example.com W linefork.com
Bought his first motion picture camera in 2012 to begin work on Linefork as Co-Director/Cinematographer/Editor with Jeff Silva; he was soon taught by Ernst Karel to record sound. He considers himself a lucky man. This project marks his entree to filmmaking. He is a musician and freelance teacher who tours internationally. As a multi-instrumentalist (banjo/guitar/mandolin/etc.), he has contributed music to film, theater, and television soundtracks. Rawlings is also active as an electro-acoustic musician and sound installation artist. Visiting artist/teaching residencies have included Oberlin Conservatory, MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Princeton, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, among many others. He lives near Boston, USA. Linefork, 2016.
He’s a film professor and programmer. He directed the documentaries Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War (2008) and Ivan and Ivana (2011).
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enjoy a free three-part program at cc recoleta: shorts from the “hacelo corto” fest, wallace & gromit and michael jackson.View all news