The Sunny Side of Life materials, c.1985

Sub-Series ap_afc_06_11

67 Film containers
117 Audio tapes
9 Video cassettes
31 Photo prints
2 Boxes
Part of: Appalshop Films Collection, 1969-2015 > Series VI. Appalshop Films/Headwaters Television, 1984-1990 > The Sunny Side of Life materials, c.1985
Scope and Contents
Contains material related to the color documentary Sunny Side of Life, a 1985 release. The film focuses on the Carter Fold, an old time music hall in Hiltons, Virginia founded by the children of A.P. and Sara Carter (of The Carter Family).  In interviews Janette Carter, Joe Carter, and Dale Jett articulate their dedication to showcasing the music of southwestern Virginia, and how old-time music is integrated into the life of the community.   Includes footage of performances at the Carter Fold by old time musicians including Janette and Joe Carter, the Home Folks, and Red Clay Ramblers.  Also includes footage of audience members spontaneously dancing and reacting to the performances.    Subjects include women country musicians, country music of the Appalachian region, old time music, and the Carter Family.