Fayettevilles history as a quirky community known for the states flagship college and well recognized for its farmers market, town square and off-beat personalities provides interesting fare for this documentary. Described by news reporter Waterman L. Ormsby as a most inaccessible place but flourishing little town in 1858, the city has played host to a variety of famous figures and eccentric residents. The one-hour film blends artistic images with dramatic voices and recreations to take viewers on a poignant and, at times, humorous trip through the towns history.
Up Among the Hills: The Story of Fayetteville was produced by native son and multiple Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker Larry Foley. Clinton who earned his undergraduate degree, married and purchased his first home in the city narrates. The film features photography by Hayot Tuchiev and a score by composer James Greeson. Up Among the Hills was made possible through support provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Friends of the Fayetteville Public Library and the Hershey and Denise Garner Family.
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