Davenport Films is the production and distribution company for the American filmmaker Tom Davenport.

From the Brothers Grimm

11 live-action adaptations of folktales which were shown regularly on Public TV stations. 

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  • Hansel & Gretel: An Appalachian Version 1977
  • Rapunzel, Rapunzel 1979
  • The Frog King 1980
  • Bristlelip 1982
  • Bearskin or the Man Who Did Not Wash for Seven Years 1982
  • The Goose Girl 1983
  • Jack and the Dentist’s Daughter 1983
  • Soldier Jack or The Man Who Caught Death in a Sack 1988
  • Ashpet: An American Cinderella 1990
  • Mutzmag 1992
  • Willa: An American Snow White. 1998

Documentaries on American Folklife

Most of these films are streaming with trailers on Folkstreams.
To order a DVD of these documentaries send an email to Davenport Films or call 540-592-3701.

  • 1970 T’ai Chi Ch’uan
  • 1973 It Ain’t City Music
  • 1973 The Upperville Show
  • 1974 The Shakers
  • 1975 Thoughts on Fox Hunting
  • 1976 Born for Hard Luck: Peg Leg Sam Jackson
  • 1981 The Making of The Frog King
  • 1981 Being a Joines: A Life in the Brushy Mountains
  • 1986 A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle
  • 1994 Blow the Tannery Whistle: A Western Carolina Story
  • 1995 Making Grimm Movies
  • 1996 The Ballad of Frankie Silver
  • 1997 Thoughts on Beagling
  • 2000 Remembering Emmanuel Church
  • 2000 When My Work is Over: The Life and Stories of Miss Louise Anderson, 1
  • 2003 Remembering The High Lonesome
  • 2008 Bodhidharma’s Shoe
  • 2012 Where Do They All Go?