The Winding Stream


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 (9) | 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.

Apr 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.

Dec 15, 2015 | Full Review…

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

Dec 15, 2015 | Full Review…

You'll not leave the theater without feeling that you, too, are part of the great flow of American music.

Aug 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Apr 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.

Apr 20, 2016 | Full Review…

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