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American Epic: Season 1 (2017)

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The story of record company talent scouts who toured America during the late 1920s with a recording machine and captured the raw expression of emerging cultures. Here, the filmmakers retrace that journey and meet with the families whose recordings would lead to the development of modern music. Included: unseen film footage; unpublished photographs; and remarks from the last living witnesses to that era.

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Critic Reviews for American Epic: Season 1

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Appearing at a time when the nation's lack of unity is starkly visible, American Epic makes for a beautifully presented, richly enjoyable fairy tale.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

The discussions, photographs, and footage of long-gone performers has been enlightening.

June 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The series is more valuable for showing history than it is for re-creating it and for the useful reminder that there is more to life than the noise coming from our capitals and cable news.

May 16, 2017 | Full Review…

It's that sense of happenstance and kismet-and connections, and echoes of artists never recorded-that help American Epic breathe.

May 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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