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The Winding Stream (2015)

The Winding Stream (2015)




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The Winding Stream tells stories through narrator-less interviews; this saga is punctuated with studio performances by celebrated roots music practitioners 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 is without them.

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Critic Reviews for The Winding Stream

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

There is no need to be a country music buff to enjoy this charming slice of Americana, though you may need a scorecard to keep track of all of the relatives who are involved in this story.

April 21, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

December 15, 2015 | Full Review…

The film stands as a reminder of how much it can mean just to listen.

December 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Harrington's richly textured doc is a treasure of folkloric Americana.

April 29, 2016

Beth Harrington's lovely documentary The Winding Stream traces the history of the original Carter Family singers -- Maybelle Carter, her cousin Sara, and Sara's husband A.P.-- and their influence on American music.

April 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Harrington fills the movie with famous fans like Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow and John Prine, among others, but the real power of her film is in its archival performances.

April 6, 2016 | Rating: 4/5

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