Wednesday, March 6
Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street, Downtown Lewisburg
Music by Jenny Scheinman
Film by Finn Taylor
All footage shot by H. Lee Waters between 1936-1942
In this new live music and film piece, acclaimed musician Jenny Scheinman presents the captivating visual world of H. Lee Waters, who documented more than 118 small towns in the southeast between 1936 and 1942. Waters' films are of regular people going about their lives - mill workers streaming out of factories, a mother and daughter dancing on a dirt road, an old man reading a war-time headline and children racing in slow motion toward a huge wooden teeter totter. Scheinman and filmmaker Finn Taylor have re-edited these iconic images to Scheinman's music, creating a new movie that speaks to any community as much as to the towns where it was filmed.
Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait was commissioned by Duke Performances at Duke University. The piece premiered at Duke's Reynolds Industries Theater on Friday, March 20, 2015
Jenny Scheinman - composer, arranger, violin, vocals
Robbie Fulks - guitar, banjo, vocals
Robbie Gjersoe - resonator guitar, baritone electric guitar, vocals
Finn Taylor - film director
Rick LeCompte - film editor
Trevor Jolly - sound designer
Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait was made possible, in part, with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; a grant from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation; a grant from New Music USA; a Visiting Artist Grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University; support from the Archive of Documentary Arts at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University; and a gift from Neil D. Karbank.
Management: Ellizabeth Penta, EMCEE Artist Management
Exclusive Worldwide Representation: Sue Bernstein, Bernstein Artists, Inc.