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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.
Rhythmically blending vintage recordings and live performances, "The Winding Stream" exudes a quirky warmth that counters its PBS-pledge-drive aura.
The film stands as a reminder of how much it can mean just to listen.
You'll not leave the theater without feeling that you, too, are part of the great flow of American music.
Harrington's richly textured doc is a treasure of folkloric Americana.
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.
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.
Quite simply, the greatest documentary about musicians I have ever seen. Informed historically and sociologically, it is also the ultimate hootenanny.
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