September 2014, living archive

Vaginal Davis presents Rising Stars, Falling Stars – We Must Have Music!

COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, 1980

Vaginal Davis, the founder and curator of this legendary program featuring films from our archive, found a 16-mm print of COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER a 1980 film by Michael Apted on the shelves. It tells the story of the country singer Loretta Lynn. The coal miner’s daughter met war veteran Doolittle Mooney Lynn at the age of 13. He started hitting her after they got married. Nonetheless, they tried their luck together, setting up house and having several children. Doolittle discovered Loretta Lynn’s musical talent and supported her singing career. She then became so successful that he was forced to take a backseat while she went on tour with her famous friend Patsy Cline. (28.9.)