The Winding Stream

The Winding Stream

The Carters, the Cashes, and the Course of Country Music

DVD - 2016
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The story of the musical Carter and Cash families, the dynasty at the heart of country music. Starting with the Original Carter Family, A.P., Sara, and Maybelle, this film traces the flow of their influence through generations of musicians, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, the marriage of Johnny Cash and June Carter, and the efforts of the present-day family to keep this musical legacy alive. Featuring Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash, George Jones, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Prine, Murry Hammond, Grey DeLisle, Norman and Nancy Blake
Publisher: New York, NY : Virgil Films, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: DVD 781.642 Winding 2014
Characteristics: DVD video
video file,region 1
4 3/4 in.,stamping
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color, with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated


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Jan 12, 2017

I didn't know much about the Carter family before seeing this documentary. I learned a lot about their history and amazing legacy, and I enjoyed the movie. The filmmakers had to be creative to make up for a lack of film footage of the Carters, animating photographs at times. My one criticism relates to its occasional use of text, rather than narration, to tell various things. I certainly don't mind having to read, but in this case I felt it interrupted the flow of the movie.


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