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The Hayloft Gang

Narrated by Garrison Keillor, The Hayloft Gang tells the story of a changing America through the lens of one of the nation's most popular country music radio shows during the 1930s and '40s: the National Barn Dance. While relating the stories of The Hayloft Gang's most compelling characters, the film is organized around the key themes of commercialization of local and regional culture; conflict of an old agrarian America challenged by a new, heterogeneous, urban one; and the “search for a usable past."

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