Songcatcher

2001, Drama, 1h 52m

88 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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The story may be a bit too melodramatic, but great performances abound in Songcatcher. The real reason to see the movie, however, is the hypnotic music. Read critic reviews

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A film about a woman whose drive to pursue the things she believes in leads her on an unexpected path to self-discovery. It is 1907, and musicologist Doctor Lily Penleric (Janet McTeer) has just been denied a promotion in the male-dominated world of her university. Frustrated and determined to get academic recognition, she heads to Appalachia with a recording device and writing materials.

Cast & Crew

Janet McTeer
Lily Penleric
Aidan Quinn
Tom Bledsoe
Pat Carroll
Viney Butler
Jane Adams
Elna Penleric
Iris DeMent
Rose Gentry
E. Katherine Kerr
Harriet Tolliver
Taj Mahal
Dexter Speaks
Emmy Rossum
Deladis Slocumb
Muse Watson
Parley Gentry
Patrick Allen
Associate Producer
Caroline Kaplan
Executive Producer
Jennifer Roth
Co-Producer
Wendy Sax
Co-Producer
Jonathan Sehring
Executive Producer
Lisa Vandever
Associate Producer
Ginger Tougas
Production Designer
Enrique Chediak
Cinematographer
David Mansfield
Original Music
Keith Reamer
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Audience Reviews for Songcatcher

  • Sep 15, 2008
    Lovely small film with beautiful music.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Aug 25, 2007
    Lily always had a wide-eyed stare, no matter what emotion she was showing. There were lots of random events, unrelated to the story line and the movie was fairly predictable overall.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • May 09, 2007
    The film, about a female music scholar's study of Appalachian mountain music, is slow, but the music is SO worth it.
    Cindy I Super Reviewer

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