Filmusic Festival: THE WINDING STREAM

| 2015 | 1 hr. 30 mins. | | , , , ,
Directed by Beth Harrington

Friday June 24, 2016


Individual Tickets: $12 per movie, $9 for MV Film Society members (except when special pricing). Festival Pass $75, Member’s Festival Pass $60.
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Directed by Beth Harrington

The Winding Stream is a 90-minute music history documentary that tells the story of the American roots music dynasty – the Carters and the Cashes. Starting with the Original Carter Family, the film traces the ebb and flow of their influence, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters, the marital alliance with legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of present-day family to keep this legacy alive. The film honors this multi-generational family where it stands — at the headwaters of American roots music.

This film tells stories through interviews; it includes great performances of such celebrated roots artists and electric performers like Johnny and June Carter Cash, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson and others. The film’s goal is to illuminate the foundation-forming history of this multi-generational musical family. Country music would not be what it is without them.


“The Winding Stream” is cogent and compelling as a pop-culture history lesson, and genuinely uplifting while it shows how contemporary artists — along with descendants like Rosanne and John Carter Cash — keep the legacy of A.P., Mother Maybelle, June and Johnny alive and thriving. There are several fine performances of Carter Family standards scattered throughout the film, but Murry Hammond’s haunting rendition of “In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain” is the uncontestable standout.”  Variety

“Rhythmically blending vintage recordings and live performances, “The Winding Stream” exudes a quirky warmth that counters its PBS-pledge-drive aura.”  The New York Times

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