37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Southern Journey (Revisited)


In 1959 the noted ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax embarked on a road trip through the Southern States, armed with a pioneering stereo tape-recorder. This was a world on the cusp of monumental change, and the recordings that Lomax made on that trip serve as both a definitive collection of traditional roots music and a unique social document of the times. 60 years later, filmmakers Rob Curry and Tim Plester retrace Lomax’s “Southern Journey” in search of echoes of the recordings that he left behind. Both a music documentary and a freewheeling travelogue, the film also takes the pulse of the nation – exploring how these regions have changed and illuminating what remains. Introduction and musical performance by Emily Morrison (The Front Porch), discussion with co-director Rob Curry, moderated by Emily Morrison

Supported by The Front Porch and WTJU


Sunday, October 27


7:45 PM


PVCC Dickinson Center

Film Info

Director: Tim Plester and Rob Curry

Runtime: 78 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2019

Country: USA, UK

Language: English

Featuring: The Como Mamas, Anna and Elizabeth, Glenn Faulkner, The Local Honeys, and Jimmy Edmonds