2014 07 Austin South by Southwest FF

Beth Harrington – The Winding Stream

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Beth Harrington – filmmaker – The Winding Stream

Festival section: 24 Beats Per Second

Beth Harrington, an award-winning independent producer, director and writer, talks to FRED about her new music documentary  “The Winding Stream”, a film that  tells the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes.

One of the best-loved names in country music, the Carters didn’t just play the music of their hill country upbringing. They helped invent it and influenced generations of musicians along the way, including one young man who, at first blush, seemed more renegade than reverent adherent – Johnny Cash. He would be the one to lift up the Carter legacy. The film 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 tremendous reciprocity and love.
Reporter: Dana Knight
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