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Don't Sell My Guitars

Lynn Montgomery
United States, 2017, 20 min.


Kenny Montgomery grew up on a farm in Oklahoma, picking cotton from the age of 6. By 10, he was a musical sensation. Now, in his final days, his thoughts are with his guitars, all those tools of the trade he amassed in a lifetime of picking. He motions his wife to his side and whispers his final request, "Honey, don't sell my guitars." The surprising revelation of what happened to his beloved Sears Silvertone first guitar is the focus of this emotional film that explores loss and redemption and one man's love for his family.

Director's Statement

I was born in a Honky Tonk on Route 66. My mom was 5 months pregnant when they moved from Oklahoma to California. My dad played lead guitar in the Honky Tonk and we lived in the attached motel. With a pedigree like that, I was destined to make this movie.

Category: Documentary.
Themes: Family, Music.

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