Movies at the Museum: High Country Musical Heritage Movie Night with filmmaker Rebecca Jones



Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Blowing Rock Art & History Museum


Enjoy complimentary popcorn and two Appalachian-based films made by talented filmmaker and Appalachian State graduate, Rebecca Jones, at BRAHM's January Movies at the Museum.

Film #1: Glenn Bolick Saw Mill Man

Family traditions hold strong with Glenn Bolick whose family came from Germany and settled in Western North Carolina in the 1750s. Glenn now lives in his grandfather's house in Bailey's Camp, North Carolina, where he grew up. A fourth-generation sawmill man, he has become known for his storytelling, bluegrass and old-time music, and turning pots in the Seagrove tradition. Glenn and his wife, Lula, have passed on the Seagrove Pottery technique to their daughter Janet Calhoun, and her husband, Mike. Glenn Bolick: Saw Mill Man chronicles the life of this mountain man who has become an active tradition bearer in Caldwell County.

Film #2: Herb Key: Nurturing American Heritage

This short documentary features Herb Key, a master musician, and luthier from North Carolina. Herb grew up in Wilkes County learning about traditional Appalachian music from his family and neighbors in the 1950s. Herb enjoys a do-it-yourself lifestyle making his own tools, building his own beehives, and raising his own fruits and vegetables, many from seeds derived from plants his grandmother grew. For many years he worked as a woodworker and began repairing acoustic instruments in the 1970s. Today, he is known as one of the best guitar repairmen in the region working alongside renowned Virginia luthier, Wayne Henderson. Herb is a keeper of stories and relishes in singing story-songs about Wilkes County legends like Otto Wood and Tom Dooley. Through his music and his revived vintage acoustic guitars, Herb preserves a piece of the American culture.


Rebecca Jones is a documentary filmmaker, banjo, guitar and pedal steel guitar player from Denton, North Carolina. She earned a BS in Communication and an MA in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University. She has worked on films such as "After Coal, A Mighty Fine Memory: Stories and Tunes from the Fiddler of Banjo Branch", and "Herb Key: Nurturing American Heritage." Currently, she is working in New Hampshire at Florentine Films as an apprentice editor on the 8-part documentary series titled "Country Music, a film by Ken Burns."


Movies at the Museum features films by North Carolina filmmakers and films about the arts, history, and culture of the Appalachian region. The films feature a guest speaker and are followed by a discussion with opportunities to ask questions and reflect on the films' highlights.

Complimentary popcorn is provided.


Partrons are encouraged to enjoy dinner before or after the movie at Bistro Roca. Present your BRAHM movie ticket at Bistro Roca and receive a 10% discount on your meal (offer only valid the day of the film).

Dinner reservations are encouraged.

This event is FREE for members, $5 for nonmembers.

Movies at the Museum is sponsored by Bistro Roca.

Willard Watson
828-295-9099 ext. 3006


Name: Willard Watson
Phone: (828) 295-9099
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    • Blowing Rock
  • County:
    • Watauga
  • Event Category:
    • Non-Profit,
    • Music,
    • Films/Movies,
    • Art/Cultural
  • Additional Info:
    • Family Friendly

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