It Ain't City Music (1973)

About the Film

It Ain't City Music was filmed at the National Country Music Contest at Lake Whippoorwill in Warrenton, Virginia, in 1972. The people interviewed in the film speak nostalgically about their rural origins, their folks, the Depression, and hard times, but now many have left the hills and farms and moved into suburbia, and into the city. Increasingly the themes of country music songs deal with the complications of life away from the farm. "Any country song you hear nowadays, the guy's either in jail or just got divorced," notes a man who continues, "but it's their lives and they write songs about it."

On DVD from davfilms@crosslink.net

Baltimore Independent Film Festival -- Second Prize, Mid-West Film Festival -- Juror Prize, Sweet Briar (VA) Film Festival -- Presentation Award, Sinking Creek Festival -- Director's Choice. Cracow International Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art -- Special Showing.

Awards

Baltimore Independent Film Festival, Mid-West Film Festival -- Juror Prize, Sweet Briar (VA) Film Festival -- Presentation Award, Sinking Creek Festival -- Director's Choice. Cracow International Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art.

Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Tom Davenport, the distributor Davenport Films, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Tom Davenport
  • Produced by: Davenport Films
  • Cinematographer: Tom Davenport with Jan Welt
  • Sound: Mimi Davenport with Harvey Greenstein
  • Editor: Louise B. Steig
  • Other Credits: Special thanks to Toby Foote, Rebecca Davenport, Dave and Sue Thomas, and the Warrenton Jaycees
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • 1973, Tom Davenport
  • 15 mins, Color
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