Three Mountain Tales (Film)

Three Mountain Tales

  •  Angie DuBord
  •  1982
  • Color IconColor
  •  12:00
  •  3/4" U-matic video
Film Description
Appalshop's Roadside Theater produced these mountain folk tales, illustrated with pastel drawings by Angelyn DeBord. Told in mountain dialect and accompanied by fiddle, banjo and guitar, these stories are entertaining for young and old alike. 'Fat and Lean' is a ghost story with a comic twist. 'Little Fish Story' is a tale from the Smoky Mountains about friendship and the origins of rainbows. 'The Big Toe' is the story of a little boy's encounter with a big, hairy goblin whose toe looked too much like a potato. The film is both a document of traditional regional storytelling and an example of the collaborative art & media that has come out of Appalshop for decades.

Screenings & Festivals
  • Global Mountain Regions Conference

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"Authentically told with verve enlivened by jaunty fiddle, banjo, and harmonica accompaniment ... delightful interpretation of gems from America's oral tradition." — Media and Methods
"Three Mountain Tales is pure magic." — The Kentucky Post