Sprout wings and fly

United States, 1982

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A touching tribute to Appalachian culture in the form of a profile of the legendary mountain fiddler, Tommy Jarrell - “I eat when I’m hungry, I drink when I’m dry. If I get to feeling much better I’m going to sprout wings and fly”.

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Credits

production company

Flower Films

co-producer

Alice Gerrand

Cece Conway

director

Les Blank

Duration

00:30:25:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016845

Language

English

Subject categories

Biographical

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

History → Biography

Music & Performing Arts → Folk music - United States

Music & Performing Arts → Music - United States

People → Biography

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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