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Musicwood (2013)

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Musicwood is an adventure-filled journey, a political thriller with music at its heart. An unusual band of the most famous guitar-makers in the world (Bob Taylor of Taylor guitars, Chris Martin of Martin Guitars and Dave Berryman of Gibson Guitars) travel together into the heart of one of the most primeval rainforests on the planet. Their mission: to negotiate with Native American loggers and change the way this forest is logged before it's too late for acoustic guitars. The film begins with a

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Maxine Trump's feature loses focus as it progresses, though its insights into guitar making, forestry harvesting and environmental shortages resonate strongly.

November 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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This compelling, eco-themed documentary will be of vital interest to anyone who loves acoustic guitars.

October 31, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter
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Even if you can't tell the difference between a soundboard and a fretboard, "Musicwood" will hold your attention.

October 31, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A riveting tale of environmental crisis and industrial conflict with a commitment to depth and a musical cadence.

June 5, 2014 Full Review Source: Nonfics
Nonfics

As a visibly agitated Greenpeace activist puts it, "the only thing that f***ing matters is the forest" and that, you feel, is the crux of it.

June 1, 2014 Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray
The Ooh Tray

Musicwood is a great looking documentary; the cinematography in this one is breath-taking and even the simplest of talking heads segments look good.

December 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

A lyrical film, with evocative cinematography and emotive yet insightful interviews, Musicwood carries its tune well and is well worth seeking out.

November 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

Why preserving the Martin guitar is as important in the long run as saving the spotted owl or the snail darter.

November 12, 2013 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A pointed look at the relationship between art and commerce that brings acoustic-guitar manufacturers and logging corporations to a crossroads, if not an outright impasse.

November 10, 2013 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

An excellent and entertaining documentary.

November 4, 2013 Full Review Source: About.com
About.com

There is widespread concern for human rights and animal rights of every stripe, but after seeing Musicwood, I am now a firm believer in plant rights.

October 31, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The forests are breathtaking. So is the sincerity of musicians such as Steve Earle, who waxes poetic about the glories of what emanates from acoustic guitars. These aren't tree-huggers, they're tree-players.

September 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
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