Songcatcher

"Very Good"

Songcatcher Review


Interesting counterpart to O Brother, Where Art Thou?, as Janet McTeer's stuffy professor visits her roots in Appalachia in the early 1900s. There she encounters not just the stereotypical moonshine stills, kissing cousins, and ignorant shut-ins, but she finds a deep history of impressive folk music that has been passed down amongst the locals. The movie becomes more than just a story about the music, of course, as McTeer's musicologist comes to understand and appreciate the locals' way of life... and maybe there'll be a little romance along the way?

(It's also worth noting that it was recently revealed this film was financed by the now-bankrupt Adelphia, via corporate board relative Ellen Rigas-Venetis. Use that information as you will.)



Songcatcher

Facts and Figures

Run time: 109 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 1st March 2001

Box Office USA: $1.6M

Distributed by: Lions Gate

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Fresh: 65 Rotten: 23

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Professor Lily Penleric, PhD, as Dean Arthur Pembroke, as Professor Wallace Aldrich, PhD

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