Tough, Pretty, or Smart (1981)

About the Film

The portrayal of rural Indiana group, The Patoka Valley Boys, a six-person string band comprising one of America's finest old-time and bluegrass musical groups.

The film is available on high quality DVD or download from Documentary Educational Resources.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Dillon Bustin, Richard Kane, the distributor Kane-Lewis Productions, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Dillon Bustin, Richard Kane
  • Produced by: Richard Kane
  • Cinematographer: Richard Kane
  • Sound: Dillon Bustin
  • Editor: Richard Kane
  • Other Credits: All music composed or arranged by the Patoka Valley Boys. Script by Dillon Bustin.
  • Funding: With the support of: Indiana Committee for the Humanities ; Indiana Arts Commission ; National Endowment for the Humanities ; National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsored by Evansville Arts & Education Council.
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • © 1981, EAEC and Richard Kane
  • 29mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Music Family Regional Cultures Rural Life Sports/Hunting