Going, Going, Going (1990)

Going, Going, Going tells the story of aspiring auctioneer Mark Kuhn and how he learns his craft. Rural life is at the heart of the livestock autioneer's heritage and chosen profession. Going, Going, Going shows how the auctioneer pursuing this career fares among the shifting sands of today's disappearing rural world.

The film features master auctioneers including 1987 Reserve World Livestock Auctioneering Champion Joe Paryppa.

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Awards at the 1990 National Educational Film and Video Festival, and the Northwest Film and Video Festival and was featured on the national PBS program American Pie.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Deborah Cohen, the distributor Deborah Cohen, Raspberry Wood Productions, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Deborah Cohen
  • Produced by: D. Elizabeth Cohen, Raspberry Wood Productions
  • Cinematographer: Eric Edwards, Claire Stock
  • Sound: Dave Matthew, Carl Vandervoort
  • Editor: Rose Read, Lisa Suinn, Howard Beckerman
  • Other Credits: Narrator: Valerie BrooksProduction Assistants: Diana Cohen, Joanne Leall, Louise Levy
  • Funding: The National Endowment for the Arts/Folk Arts Program, Oregon Public Broadcasting, The L.J. Skaggs and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation, Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowship, The Pioneer Fund, The Metropolitan Arts Commission, The Oregon Arts Commission, Jas Adams, and Lynne Redlin.
  • Original Format: Betacam SP
  • ©1989, D. Elizabeth Cohen
  • 59 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    AgricultureArts & Crafts, TraditionalRural LifeWork