The Winding Stream - The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music

The saga of the family at the heart of country music

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Praise for The Winding Stream

“Thoughtfully assembled to showcase the music and the temperaments behind it, this jam-packed oral history of the Carter and Cash families weaves the voices of prominent musicians with those of family members past and present. Leading us from Poor Valley, Va. through decades of personal and professional landmarks, Ms. Harrington sweeps divorce, disappointment and the Great Depression into a single, upbeat package.” NYT Critics’ Pick.

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“Rocker-turned-documentarian Beth Harrington 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 that doubtless will find an appreciative audience…”

Joe Leydon, Variety

“informative and provocative…”

Billboard Magazine

“…enough drama, music and history to fuel a miniseries in [this] thoroughly entertaining and comprehensive account of the Carter and Cash families and their enduring contributions to American music…”

Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

“…illuminating…moving…There is no need to be a country music buff to enjoy this charming slice of Americana…”

David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

“…soul-satisfying….energetic, joyous…Harrington’s richly textured doc is a treasure of folkloric Americana…”

Kelly Vance, East Bay Express

“A SXSW Best of Fest Music Film – Beth Harrington digs deep into both the family’s legacy and the first-couple-of-country union of June Carter and Johnny Cash.”

David Fear, Rolling Stone

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Official Selection SXSW

Official Selection, Sound + Vision Festival, Lincoln Center

Best Music Movie, Cleveland International Film Festival

Best Film by Female Director, Nashville Film Festival

Best Feature Documentary, Chicago International Music & Movie Festival

Audience Award,
Best Feature Documentary, Woods Hole Film Festival

Jury Award,
Best Feature Documentary, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Best Music, Boston Film Festival

Audience Award, Best Feature Documentary Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival