LOMAX

Date: Saturday, April 19
Time: 2 pm
Place: Tapps Art Center
Film Block: Nickapalooza Shorts
Genre: Narrative Short

In 1941, folklorist Alan Lomax was sent from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. to the Mississippi Delta to record an oral history of the blues lineage. This narrative depicts Lomax’s journey and an encounter with Bill Henley, a 73-year-old recluse living in the backwoods of Lula, Mississippi.

Directed by Jesse Kreitzer, Iowa City, IA

12 min