AppFest Film Festival

19sep7:00 pm- 10:00 pmAppFest Film Festival7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Details

We Are Bluegrass demonstrates local efforts to continue Appalachian heritage through bluegrass music. The film and the program it highlights are a joint collaboration between the DelFest Foundation and Allegany Arts Council.

Featuring bell hooks, Ronny Cox and Billy Redden from Deliverance; director Michael Apted; activists and writers Frank X Walker, Crystal Good and Silas House; and musicians Sam Gleaves and Amythyst Kiah, Hillbilly arrives at a crucial moment, confronting depictions of Appalachian and other rural people on a broad, national level.

It introduces audiences to a nuanced, authentic Appalachia that is quite conscious of how it has been portrayed and the impacts of those portrayals. The documentary deconstructs mainstream representations while asking crucial questions: Where did the hillbilly archetype come from and why has it endured on screen for more than a hundred years? How does it relate to the exploitation of the land and people who live there? How do Appalachian and rural people view themselves as a result of these negative portrayals, and what is the impact on the rest of America?


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Frostburg Palace Theatre

31 E. Main Street, Frostburg, MD 21532