36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023


Each year in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, musicians converge at the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, Virginia, to celebrate Old Time and Bluegrass musical traditions. Fiddlin’ captures the renowned convention’s 80th anniversary, as fiddlers and pickers of all ages travel from far and wide to attend. Showcasing the extraordinary relationships between young prodigies and seasoned musicians, the film highlights the importance of passing music from generation to generation, and keeping Old Time and Bluegrass alive. Even in the face of adversity, music serves as a healing expression of true Americana for those that attend the Old Fiddler’s Convention. Discussion with producer Vicki Vlasic, associate producer Rita Edlein, and subjects Wayne Henderson and Helen White, moderated by Jon Lohman (Virginia Humanities). Live musical performance by Wayne Henderson, Helen White, and The Wildmans

Supported by Charlottesville Radio Group, The Front Porch, and Virginia Folklife Program, a program of Virginia Humanities


Sunday, November 4


2:00 PM


PVCC Dickinson Center

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Film Info

Director: Julie Simone.

Runtime: 96 min.

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Wayne C. Henderson, Presley Barker, Kitty Amaral, Eddie Bond, Martha Spencer, Jake Krack, Jon Lohman.