The Stone Carvers (1984)

About the Film

A portrait of the traditional Italian-American artisans who carved the gargoyles and statues of Washington Cathedral, featuring Roger Morigi and Vincent Palumbo. "The Stone Carvers" won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, and a national Emmy Award for Best Documentary Director.


  • Academy Award, Best Documentary


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Paul Wagner, Marjorie Hunt, the distributor, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Paul Wagner, Marjorie Hunt
  • Produced by: Marjorie Hunt, Paul Wagner
  • Cinematographer: John Hiller, Zach Kreiger
  • Editor: Barr Weissmen, Paul Wagner
  • Other Credits: Interview and research Marjorie Hunt
  • Funding: Smithsonian Institution, Folklife Program, National Endowment for the Arts, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Laborers International Union, Italian-American Foundation.
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • © 1984, Marjorie Hunt, Paul Wagner
  • 28mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Arts & Crafts, Traditional Ethnic & Immigrant Cultures Religion Architecture