Free Show Tonight (1983)

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.

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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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