Dreadful Memories (1988)

About the Film

Gunning suffered a life of bitter poverty which became the fuel for dozens of moving songs about working people, the mines, and the great coal strikes of the twenties and thirties. Gunning's a cappella roots music is intercut throughout the interviews and archival footage. A 1988 film by Mimi Pickering, available from Appalshop on DVD.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Mimi Pickering, the distributor Appalshop, Inc., or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Mimi Pickering
  • Produced by: Appalshop Films
  • Funding: Folk Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts; Kentucky Foundation for Women; Kentucky Humanities Council; Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University; Ford Foundation; Kentucky Arts Council; Kentucky Folklife Foundation.
  • Original Format: Betacam Digital (Digi Beta)
  • © 1988, Appalshop, Inc.
  • 38mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Music Women Work Social Justice/Protest