The Sun’s Gonna Shine (1969)

A lyrical recreation of Lightnin’ Hopkins’ decision at age eight to stop chopping cotton and start singing for a living. Folklorist/Ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax called Blank’s stunning and elegiac short on Hopkins’ reminiscences of his youth “one of the three most important films on the South.”

A film by Les Blank with Skip Gerson
10 Minutes

Available on the following DVDs:

Subscribe to the Les Blank Films Mailing List