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The Spirits Still Move Them – Moonshining in the Mountains
June 18, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Center’s newest documentary film focuses on the iconic moonshiners. Rather than the stereotypes of lazy, drunken mountaineers, moonshiners were some of the most entrepreneurial and creative farmers in a community who not only provided a public service but helped to put food on the table for themselves and their communities. The stories are both heart-rending, funny and moving and open a window into the soul of the Southern Appalachian world that’s rapidly vanishing.
All screenings include live music by Apple Country Bluegrass Band or Bandana Rhythm as well as a talk with the director and local moonshiners. The screening at North River Farms is a drive in theater event with a food truck with refreshments.
This is a general admission event. Tickets vary by venue in order to maintain social distancing and in some cases require “pod seating” so to keep connected groups together. Right now, each site has limited capacity and tickets are expected to sell out quickly. As a special offer for our ticket buyers, if you purchase the DVD along with your tickets, you get $5 off the DVD price and save the additional $5 shipping and handling. See venue information below for more details. This is a ticket-less event. Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. Outside venues are subject to weather dates if necessary. Your tickets are automatically good for these weather dates should the event not go on for the original date. All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable once purchased.
Register now before these shows are sold out! Tickets are per carload. Cars of up to 2 people are $40/car, cars with 3 or more are $75/car. Larger vehicles must park in the rear. Sound is available via outside speakers or through your car radio. (weather dates are June 25 and 26.)
Thursday, June 17- 7:00 PM. The Orange Peel
Friday, June 18 – 8:00 PM. North River Farms
Sunday, June 20 – 8:00 PM. Southern Appalachian Brewery
Thursday, June 24 – 7:30 PM Livestream Event
Major film support provided by Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership.