Musicwood Reviews

June 5, 2014
A riveting tale of environmental crisis and industrial conflict with a commitment to depth and a musical cadence.
June 1, 2014
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.
December 12, 2013
Musicwood is a great looking documentary; the cinematography in this one is breath-taking and even the simplest of talking heads segments look good.
November 22, 2013
A lyrical film, with evocative cinematography and emotive yet insightful interviews, Musicwood carries its tune well and is well worth seeking out.
November 12, 2013
Why preserving the Martin guitar is as important in the long run as saving the spotted owl or the snail darter.
November 10, 2013
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 4, 2013
An excellent and entertaining documentary.
November 4, 2013
Maxine Trump's feature loses focus as it progresses, though its insights into guitar making, forestry harvesting and environmental shortages resonate strongly.
October 31, 2013
This compelling, eco-themed documentary will be of vital interest to anyone who loves acoustic guitars.
October 31, 2013
Even if you can't tell the difference between a soundboard and a fretboard, "Musicwood" will hold your attention.
October 31, 2013
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.
September 18, 2013
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.