The Winding Stream


Year: 2014
Country: USA
Run Time: 90 minutes

THE WINDING STREAM honors the legacy of country music's most vital family, the Carters. Whether as the Original Carter Family, the Carter Sisters, or through their work with June Carter's legendary husband Johnny Cash, the impact they've made on music is indisputable. Unfortunately, until now, their story has never really been given the attention it truly deserves. Like many innovators, their contribution is heard through the artists who have come after them, while their own work has rarely enjoyed the same commercial success. This fascinating documentary follows the multi-generational family from its roots in Maces Springs, Virginia, to its continuation today through John Carter Cash and his wife as Carter Family III. In addition to new interviews with family members, the film also features rare old interviews and performances, including some with the late Johnny Cash. There are also appearances from musicians Murray Hammond of Old 97's, Sheryl Crow, and Kris Kristofferson, who drop by to pay homage to a family whose influence is immeasurable. THE WINDING STREAM is essential viewing for any music history buff. —E.F.

Beth Harrington

Beth Harrington, Amy Harrington, Nancy Harrington

Tom Shrider, Bradley Sellers, Brian Kimmel

Greg Snider

Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Carlene Carter, John Prine, George Jones, The Carolinai Chocolate Drops, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,Kris

Director Bio
Beth Harrington is a director, producer, and writer from Boston who currently resides in Portland, Oregon. She was a member of Jonathan Richman's protopunk band The Modern Lovers. In 2003 she received a Grammy nomination for her television documentary, Welcome To The Club: The Women of Rockabilly.

Select Filmography
"The Blinking Madonna and Other Miracles" (1996), THE WINDING STREAM (2014)

Print Source

Beth Harrington Productions

This film is presented with the generous support of PATTI and SCOTT FINE.

Community Partner

Roots of American Music

Music Settlement

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