Filmmaker Beth Harrington to attend screening of "The Winding Stream" at the Ross
calendar icon16 Oct 2015Lincoln, Neb.--This deftly crafted documentary, "The Winding Stream," opening at The Ross on Friday, Oct. 30, celebrates a country music dynasty — the Carter and Cash family.
The Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase presents Beth Harrington, director of "The Winding Stream," who will be appearing at the 7:30 p.m. opening night screening on Friday, Oct. 30 for a Q&A with the audience following the screening.
Rocker-turned-documentarian Beth Harrington (“Welcome to the Club: The Women of Rockabilly”) celebrates the Carter and Cash family and its enduring contributions to country, folk and roots music in “The Winding Stream,” an impressively researched and deftly crafted feature…--Joe Leydon, Variety
Director Beth Harrington packs enough drama, music and history to fuel a miniseries in her thoroughly entertaining and comprehensive account of the Carter and Cash families and their enduring contributions to American music.—Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
"The Winding Stream" is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 12. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at (402) 472.5353.
This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
There is a stream that courses through American roots music. Its source is in the Appalachian foothills in a place called Maces Springs, Virginia. It was there that A.P. Carter, his wife Sara and his sister-in-law Maybelle began their careers as three of the earliest stars of country music. From their earliest days as Victor recording artists to their international success via the phenomenon of Border Radio, the Original Carter Family made their mark on the history of American recorded music.
"The Winding Stream" is a story about the family at the heart of American roots music—The Carters and Cashes. Starting with the Original Carter Family—A. P., Sara and Maybelle—the film traces the trio’s early musical success, the transformation of the act into The Carter Sisters, June Carter’s marriage to legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of the present-day Carter family to keep the music alive. Part history, part performance, part family saga, the film illuminates the Carter’s musical and cultural contributions and features a who’s who of Americana music including Johnny Cash, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and more.