in about 100 words or less
US 2m, Colour
Director: Unknown; Cast: William Austin Brown
The Virginian Types is a short documentary about a small rural community known as Old Rag, whose residents were forcibly resettled to make way for the Shenandoah National Park in 1935. The film presents a brief, but remarkably expressive snapshot of the picturesque mountain town, and a few of its former inhabitants, including the former postmaster William Austin Brown. Lost for a century, until a copy was found in the New Zealand Film Archive, this is a beautifully preserved three colour film that utilized a rare mechanical stencil-based film tinting process known as Pathécolor (Klaus Ming January 2015).