#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the 1920s-1950s, millions of Appalachians left their homes in the mountains and migrated to urban Midwestern centers in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. The Mountain Minor is the story of a life-worn Charlie Abner, a generation later, as he struggles with leaving his present life and family in Ohio to return to the Kentucky mountain home and musical heritage that once defined him. The story is partially told in flashbacks to depression era Eastern Kentucky, when Charlie’s parents, Oza and Vestal Abner, face the difficult decision to leave the way of life they know and move to Ohio for employment and better opportunities. The Mountain Minor is unique in that all of its principal actors are traditional musicians – such as Smithsonian Folkways artist Elizabeth LaPrelle and acclaimed banjoist and fiddler Dan Gellert – and they perform all of the music in the film. Deeply infused with the traditional Appalachian musical genres of Old Time and Bluegrass, The Mountain Minor tells an overlooked story about the people and culture behind the resurgence of American Roots Music today and highlights artful responses to the difficult circumstances of human migration.
Plot: Life-worn Charlie struggles with leaving his present life and family in Ohio to return to his childhood Kentucky home and the music and lifestyle that once defined him. But first he must pass his musical heritage on to his grand-kids.
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The music carries the story
We enjoyed the story and a time way back then told in an easy flow of life, conversation, and music.
May Appeal to a Limited Audience
Folksy and amateurish, it may appeal to a limited number of people who lick up any Appalachian flavored gravy set before them. The film would be better with professional actors. Also, the recordings sound a bit rough, even for old time standards.
The old time community at large would do well to get out of the habit of presenting music through nostalgia driven themes. Many old time traditional musicians struggle with the idea put forth over and over again that Appalachian music is something to be viewed through a lens of re-enactment or sentimental summoning of the past.
Appalachian music and culture is not sentimental. It is a vital and relevant culture that deserves a better platform than this movie gives it. I apologize if this seems like a harsh review for the good folks involved, but it is time to move away from the familiar tropes that do a disservice to Appalachian art, music, and culture. -doc
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Director Dale Farmer
Writer Dale Farmer
Actors Dan Gellert, Ma Crow, Asa Nelson
Country United States
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Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
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