The Hope College Knickerbocker Winter Film Series will continue with the award-wining music history documentary-in-progress “The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and The Course of Country Music” on Monday-Saturday, March 14-19, at 7:30 p.m.
The film has received acclaim ranging from official selection for SXSW, to being named Best Feature Documentary at the Chicago International Music and Movie Festival, to being a New York Times Critics’ Pick. David Fear of Rolling Stone has said that the film “digs deep into both the family’s legacy and the first-couple-of-country union of June Carter and Johnny Cash,” while Joe Leydon of Variety has called it “an impressively researched and deftly crafted feature that doubtless will find an appreciative audience…”
Directed by Beth Harrington, “The Winding Stream” is the story of the dynasty at the heart of country music and the stream that courses through American roots music. Starting with the seminal Original Carter Family, the film follows the ebb and flow of their influence, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, the marital alliance between June Carter and music legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of the present-day family to keep the legacy alive. The film has a runtime of 90 minutes.
Following “The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music,” the Knickerbocker Winter Film Series will conclude with “Race,” showing Monday-Saturday, April 4-9. All films begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the individual films are $7 for regular admission, and $6 for senior citizens, Hope College faculty and children. Tickets will be sold at the door but are also available in advance at the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. Eighth St.