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Born for Hard Luck: Film Facts

1976, Film: 16mm
29 minutes, Black and White
Description: A film portrait of the last Black medicine-show performer, Arthur "Peg Leg Sam" Jackson, with harmonica songs, tales of hoboing, buckdances, and a live medicine-show performance.
Featuring: Arthur "Peg Leg Sam" Jackson
Copyright: 1976, Tom Davenport
Filmmaker(s): Tom Davenport
Produced by: Tom Davenport with Allen Tullos and Daniel Patterson
Cinematography: Tom Davenport
Editing: Louise B. Steig
Sound: Allen Tullos with Kip Lornell
Acknowledgements: A Project of the Curriculum in Folklore of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Daniel Patterson, Project Director. Dedicated to the memory of Brooks Goodman Assistant Filmmaker: Michael Higgins. Special thanks to Kip Lornell, Bruce Bastin, James Peacock, Charles Zug, and Pete Lowry. Medicine show video taped near Pittsboro, North Carolina in 1972 by Bruce Bastin and Ceci Coway. 1/2" reel to reel B&W video tape.
Funding: Produced with grants from The North Carolina Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts
Awards: American Film Festival, Sinking Creek Film Celebration -- Juror's Prize, Athens Film Festival -- Best Documentary, CINE Golden Eagle, Big Muddy Festival --Judges' award.

Distribution: Davenport Films
11324 Pearlstone Lane, Delaplane, VA 20144
Distributor Email: Contact
Distributor Website: Davenport Films
Distributor Telephone: 540-592-3701

Archives & Stock Footage: Tom Davenport
11324 Pearlstone Lane, Delaplane, VA 20144
Archives & Stock Footage Email: Contact
Archives & Stock Footage Website: Tom Davenport
Archives & Stock Footage Telephone: 540-592-3701


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