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Lowertown Paducah

Paducah, Kentucky is a charming river town in the heart of America. Its LowerTown district is a place where artists from all over the country moved into beautiful old houses, revitalizing a troubled neighborhood with the largest Artist Relocation Program ever. From an egg carver, to a print maker, to an art quilt master, this documentary combines artist profiles with interviews and archival photos to explore city history and the tradition of quilting in America. Lush cinematography meets a diverse music score by composer/performer Josh Coffey (of “Bawn in the Mash”) in this one-hour documentary, an early work of award-winning filmmaker H. Paul Moon.

  • H. Paul Moon
  • Josh Coffey
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour
  • Completion Date:
    December 25, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • River's Edge Film Festival
    Paducah, Kentucky
    November 3, 2012
    World Premiere
  • Louisville's International Festival of Films
    Louisville, Kentucky
    October 11, 2013
  • Queen City Film Festival
    Cumberland, Maryland
    October 4, 2014
    Maryland Premiere
    Audience Award, Feature Category
  • Smoky Mountain Film Festival
    Gatlinsburg, Tennessee
    United States
    May 22, 2015
    Tennessee Premiere
  • Artcroft Film and Video Festival
    Paris, Kentucky
    United States
    September 10, 2016
    Best Kentucky Film
Director Biography - H. Paul Moon

H. Paul Moon is a filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. His work focuses on music and visual art profiles. He also creates experimental films of cities, landscapes and contemporary dance. He teaches courses on documentary editing to emerging filmmakers, and manages a network of online communities at focuspulling.com that keeps pace with new camera technologies. His body of work includes short and feature-length documentaries, dance films, and experimental cinema, regularly featured at film festivals worldwide. He worked as a small camera specialist for a Paramount feature film starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and as cinematographer for director Josephine Decker’s film in "collective:unconscious" that debuted at this year’s South by Southwest Festival. Recent films include "Sitka: A Piano Documentary," about the craftsmanship of Steinway pianos, and "Quartet for the End of Time," about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent wartime composition. He has just completed a feature-length documentary about the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber, and is currently finishing another documentary feature about Western folklife, cowboy poetry, and the American frontier.

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