Free Show Tonight (1983)

About the Film

Academy award winning filmmaker Paul Wagner and folklorist Steve Zeitlin produced this 1983 oral history of the old-time travelling medicine show performers, with a recreated medicine show staged in a small North Carolina town.

For viewers interested in other films about medicine shows, we recommend Born For Hard Luck, directed by Folkstreams founder Tom Davenport.

Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Paul Wagner, Steven Zeitlin, the distributor CARTS (Cutlural Arts Resources for Teachers and Students), or Folkstreams.

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