Directed by Julie Simone
Fiddlin’ is an Old Time and Bluegrass music documentary that takes place at the world’s oldest Fiddler’s Convention in the Appalachian Mountains. Wayne Henderson, a world-renowned luthier known as the “guitar god,” is both a master craftsman and master storyteller. His friendship with 11-year old guitar prodigy Presley Barker shows just how closely-knit a community of musicians can be. The enduring relationship between mentor and prodigy is a testament to music’s power. With multiple generations jamming together, we are witness to some off-the-charts pickin’ and fiddlin’. And when the top ten finalists are announced in the ultra-competitive guitar competition, we’re in for an exciting and unexpected musical climax. Watching kids hold instruments instead of smart phones, it feels like we have taken a step back in time. 2018, U.S., DCP, 96 minutes. Recommended for 12+.
Cinema+ following the screenings there will be a Q&A with producer Vicki Vlasic.