1. Mama's Little Baby is a poetic narrative about mothers and children referencing the life and family members of Alabama, self-taught, visual artist, and now musician, Lonnie Holley. In the film, edited to Holley's extemporized lyrics, visuals celebrate family and Holley's creative process, while referencing some of the hardships suffered by the Holley family, including the destruction of their home and Holley's celebrated visual art environment for the expansion of the Birmingham Airport.

    Lonnie Holley has been making music for 30 years--improvising lyrics about his life and the world while decorating the songs with notes from a battered Cassio keyboard. He made the music for himself--to unwind at the end of the day. In 2012, Dust to Digital released Just Before Music, studio recordings of Holley's unique, 'handmade' music. Meanwhile, filmmaker George King had been filming Holley and his family for 18 years for a soon-to-be-completed, documentary feature. Mamas Little Baby is a short film utilizing some of the footage from this intimate, 'home video' archive.

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  2. All Rendered Truth is part of an acronym Lonnie uses to explain A.R.T.

    Lonnie Holley has been making music for 30 years--improvising lyrics about his life and the world while decorating the songs with notes from a battered Cassio keyboard. He made the music for himself--to unwind at the end of the day. In 2012, Dust to Digital released Just Before Music, studio recordings of Holley's unique, 'handmade' music. Meanwhile, filmmaker George King had been filming Holley and his family for 18 years for a soon-to-be-completed, documentary feature. All Rendered Truth is a short film utilizing some of the footage from this intimate, 'home video' archive.

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  3. All Rendered Truth is part of an acronym Lonnie uses to explain A.R.T. The track is from Holley's 2012 Dust to Digital recording Just Before Music.

    Filmmaker George King has been filming Holley and his family for 18 years for a soon-to-be-completed, documentary feature, The Lonnie Holley Story (2014). All Rendered Truth is a visual journey through some of Lonnie's travails in the 1990s when he was forced off the land homesteaded by his grandfather while his celebrated art environment was dismantled, pilfered, and ultimately bulldozed under. All the while Holley evaluates and collects discarded materials, and draws, carves, assembles, paints, and records A.R.T.

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Lonnie Holley

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Videos of visual artist/musician Lonnie Holley from the archive of media shot by George King & Associates for the upcoming feature-length documentary film, The Lonnie Holley Story

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