U.S.A. / WORLD FILM PREMIERE: "AND THOSE WHO DANCE IT SURRENDER THEIR HEARTS TO EACH OTHER" AT CINEMA ON THE BAYOU FILM FEST IN LAFAYETTE, LA
This films presents a musical journey in New Mexico with young musicians, Lone Piñon, who are preserving and sharing traditional string band music of the southwest. Through relationship with elders, study of field recordings, and connections to parallel traditional music and dance revitalization movements in the U.S. and Mexico, they have brought the language of New Mexico traditional music and related regional traditions back onto the modern stage, back onto dance floors, and back into the ears of a young generation.
Filmmaker Cody Edison will be present for the world premiere film screening.
Cody Edison is a photographer and a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He was born in Chicago in 1989 and raised in Ketchum, Idaho before moving to California in 2006. He received his B.F.A. for studies in photography and media from CalArts in 2012.
Edison's interest in rural culture, community, music and racial and gender equality has led him to explore stories of identity, under-recognized histories of injustice, as well as work about traditional musicians navigating the challenges of cultural disruption. This work has developed long-lasting relationships with the subjects & communities he has aligned with.