John E. “Frail” Joines was a master tale teller from Wilkes County, North Carolina, on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His hunting tales, stories from World War II, and religious narratives mirror changes that have swept away the mountain folk community in a single generation and show the character and values with which his family met these circumstances. Film by Tom Davenport, Allen Tullos, Joyce Joines Newman, Daniel Patterson (55 min.)
Also featured on DVD:
- Soldier Jack, or The Man Who Caught Death in a Sack (40 min., ages 8-adult) Directed by Tom Davenport.
- Making Grimm Movies (60 min.)