Indie filmmaker Beth Harrington is pleased to announce that her latest music documentary film, The Winding Stream – The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music, will have its world premiere at the prestigious 2014 South X Southwest Film and Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
The film tells the story of the American roots music dynasty at the heart of Americana music – The Original Carter Family.
The Carters didn’t just play the music of their Virginia hill country upbringing. They helped invent it and influenced generations of musicians along the way. These musicians included one young man who, at first blush, seemed more renegade than reverent adherent. He would be the one to lift up the Carter legacy – Johnny Cash. The story of how the family rallied to help him beat back the demon of substance abuse and how he promoted the Carters name and music is one of great reciprocity and love.
The film features one of the Man in Black’s last interviews, as well as conversations and performances by Rosanne Cash, John Prine, George Jones, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Kris Kristofferson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sheryl Crow and many more.
For further information on the film and the SXSW screening contact Tara Johnson-Medinger at 503-267-1126.
The Winding Stream