REEL SOUTH EPISODE 101: THE LAST BARN DANCE

North Carolina airdate: Mon, Jan 4th at 9p on UNC-TV

South Carolina airdate: Thurs, Jan 28th at 9p on ETV-HD

Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would mean losing his livelihood – his farm is limping along through an economy that has decimated most other family farms in Alamance County – but Randy is most worried about losing his way of life and ending a family heritage that has hosted nearly 50 years worth of barn dances. The farm is fragile, the band is old, the barn is beaten, and Randy, with no kids of his own and little faith the younger generation will pick up the pieces, is trying to save the dance.

7 comments on “REEL SOUTH EPISODE 101: THE LAST BARN DANCE

  1. Sally Brown on

    This was a memorable show, showing the farmer’s love for his way of life and his love for his animals. It is something you no longer see in Industrial farms with 200 head of cows. You could see the closeness Randy had to his animals when he had to put a cow down because of a broken leg. And the dancing with the floor boards moving, just great.
    Wonderful show that I found by accident.

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    • SDF on

      Sally, thank you for your feedback! We are so glad you stumbled upon Reel South and the extraordinary story of Randy Lewis and his community.

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  2. Kyle Allen erwin on

    How is the new milk venture doing. Would like to follow on Facebook and friend.
    I despise corporate America and the neocon warmongers. Randy represents the “old school” way of Americana and when lost will end a tradition that is monumental and gone forever only to be a memory! Rock on randy and would love to help a fellow brother.
    Kyle Erwin
    903-271-9007

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  3. Bob Poston on

    I caught part of this episode on my PBS channel in Jacksonville, FL. It was such a good story with depth snd substance that really touched me. I had to google it and find out more about the show. I hope to catch the full episode and more Reel Siuth in the future. Thank you for the excellent story telling.

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    • SDF on

      Bob, thank you for your heartfelt remarks about this remarkable film. We’re so glad you found Reel South–stay tuned for Season 2!

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  4. Eliz on

    Stumbled on this series & DVR d this one on the dairy farmer. Nice to see someone with real passion & commitment to a way of life. I wonder if he’s considered going grass-fed/organic for better pricing? Best wishes for the future!

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    • SDF on

      Thanks for watching, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed The Last Barn Dance. We will pass your message on to the filmmaking team!

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