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Photo still by Ethan Payne

Hickory and Oak

An ode to pitmaster Helen Turner

Hickory and Oak: Helen Turner’s Barbecue is an ode to pitmaster Helen Turner by filmmaker Ethan Payne. This micro-documentary is featured in the Oxford American’s special digital zine “On Jubilee: A Juneteenth Series.”

Special thanks to the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts for supporting the making of this film.

Creator and director: Ethan Payne
Music: Gresham Cash and Denise Cianfagna

Ethan Payne

Ethan Payne is a musician, documentary filmmaker, and photographer living in Atlanta, Georgia. His work has been featured in ArtsATL and the Bitter Southerner, and his “Soundies” series has heralded acts such as Punch Brothers, Chairlift, and Dr. Dog.