Lakewood Public Cinema- Songcatcher (2000)

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Directed by Maggie Greenwald  (109 minutes)  

In 1907 a professor of musicology (Janet McTeer) is denied a promotion at the male-dominated university where she teaches. She impulsively decides to visit her sister (Jane Adams), who runs a struggling rural school in the mountains of Appalachia. There she discovers a surprising collection of English and Scotch-Irish ballads, which have been preserved by the secluded mountain people since the colonial era.   Terry Meehan introduces each film with an original video followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.