October 17, 2015

The Fiddler 1975 : An East Texas Fiddle Maker and his Wife

Directed by Marshall Riggins, this short non-fiction film from 1975 captures an elderly East Texas fiddle maker and his wife. The gentleman discusses the craft of fiddle making and how he met his wife. After completing his hand-crafted instrument, he plays several songs. Riggins produced this film for a religious organization. The film became lost after the organization allegedly decided the content was crude rather than sacred, and destroyed all remaining prints.

Movie Film  The Fiddler 1975 McMlxxv Counterpoint Films: Texas Archive of the Moving Image

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