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The Saga of John Fahey

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Raindance Film Festival, UK - September 2012
Mill Valley Film Festival, USA - October 2012
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada - October 2012
Eugene International Film Festival, USA - October 2012
Salem Cinemas, Salem, Oregon - October 2012
Hollywood Theatre, Portland, Oregon - October & December 2012
Leeds International Film Festival, UK - November 2012
Cafe Oto, London, UK - November 2012
Innis Town Hall, Toronto - November 2012
Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK - December 2012
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA - January 2013
Trent University, Peterborough - January 2013
The Cube Cinema, Bristol, UK January 2013
Spokane International Film Festival, USA - February 2013
Glasgow Film Festival, USA - February 2013
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA - February 2013
Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland - with The Wee Rogue - February 2013
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, Sebastopol, California - March 2013
Belfast Film Festival, Ireland - April 2013
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, Argentina - April 2013
Takoma Park, Maryland - June 2013
Danish Film Institute Cinematheque, Copenhagen, Denmark - June 2013
La chaise (les tabourets), Paris; live performance by guitarist Chuck Johnson, France - June 2013
Transmissions Festival de cine y música, Spain - June 2013
Revelation Perth International Film Festival Perth, Australia - July 2013
End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset - August 2013
Clonakilty International Guitar Fest, Clonakilty, Ireland - September 2013
Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, WA + The Criterion Cinemas at Movieland, Richmond, VA - September 2013
Webster University Film Series, Webster Groves, MO - September 2013
Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH + Eltrym Theater, Baker City, OR. - September 2013
London, Goldsmiths, University of London - October 2013
WOMEX, The World Music Expo, Cardiff, Wales - October 2013
Toronto REEL Indie Film Festival - October 2013
Montevideo Cinemateca, Uruguaya - October 2013
Toronto RIFF Reel Indie Film Festival, Royal Cinema - October 2013
AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, MD- October 2013
Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport, MA - October 2013
Carrboro, North Carolina, Carrboro Arts Centre - October 2013
Sebastopol International Documentary Film Fest, Sebastopol, CA - November 2013
Alburquerque, New Mexico, Guild Cinema - November 2013
Reggio Emilia, Italy - December 2013
BBC Four Broadcast Premeire, United Kingdom - December 2013
Milano, Italy - December 2013
Udine, Italy - December 2013
Perugia, Italy - December 2013
Torino, Italy - December 2013

Canadian Film Review
The Washington Post
The Quietus
The Globe and Mail
Willamette Week
Obsédé de Guitare
James Cullingham on The Leonard Lopate Show (16/8/13)
James Cullingham on Miniature Minotaurs (09/8/13)
KMUZ Radio

  • Directed & Written By 

James Cullingham

  • Producers

James Cullingham
Monica Szenteszky
Tina Witham

  • Supervising Editor

Caroline Christie

  • Director of Photography 

Igal Hecht

  • Editors

Caroline Christie
Jessica Anne Cullingham

  • Executive Producers

James Cullingham
JoAnn McCaig
Doug Whyte

  • Animators

Bianca De Guzman
Alice Ho
Min Zhou
Under the supervision of  

Professors Ben McEvoy
Barnabas Wornoff

  • Produced by 

Tamarack Productions, Toronto
with the Creative participation of the 

School of Creative Arts & Animation, 

Seneca College, Toronto

  • Produced with the participation of

Oregon Public Television (OPB)

  • Produced in association with

GlassBOX Media Inc.

  • Produced with the support of

The John Fahey Trust

  • Distribution

First Run Features
Tamarack Productions

  • For theatrical screenings USA:

Paul Marchant

  • Links

John Fahey:
Tamarack Productions Blog:
John Fahey Blog:
American Primitive Blues & Flamenco Blog:

Tamarack Productions
266 Bain Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M4K 1G3

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Photography courtesy of The John Fahey Trust, Jessica Anne Cullingham, Igal Hecht, Stefan Grossman, Paul Kelly, Marc Minsker & Doug Whyte. Produced with the support and cooperation of The John Fahey Trust. Still photography courtesy of The John Fahey Trust, Stefan Grossman, Paul Kelly and Marc Minsker.