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New Orleans Film Society

Down From the Mountain

USA 98 min.

Saturday, October 16, 12:30 p.m.
New Orleans Museum of Art

DIR
Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus, D A Pennebaker
PROD
Bob Neuwirth, Frazer Pennebaker
CAM
Joan Churchill, Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus, Bob Neuwirth, Jehane Noujaim, D A Pennebaker, John Paul Pennebaker
ED
Nick Doob, D A Pennebaker

Synopsis

Both a documentary and a concert film, Down from the Mountain begins with a 30-minute introduction to the legendary artists heading to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for the recording session that would become the Grammy Award–winning soundtrack recording to the Joel and Ethan Coen film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Among those assembled for the occasion are John Hartford, bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, and Alison Krauss.

“If you have any affection at all for traditional American music, the movie is pretty close to heaven.” –A.O. Scott, The New York Times