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American movie for Americans – it’s rather the best description of the entire thing. It depicts two who want to bring some folk songs to the hearts of American listeners. It has only some drama – too small to uncover and has a big fatty lump of music. A folk music with lyrics is performed by Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth. They also depict two main roles.
The story begins when a flight they undertook on September 11, 2009, was urgently landed because of terrorist attacks on the US mainland. As they were heading to the distant state across the country, they still had to get there somehow. It turned out they had nothing better than to buy a used van to hit the road. During this ride, they talk much about life in general, their visions and places of it, own feelings of inconsistency to this world, and eventually fall in love. This all happens in the background of music, which is the main direction here.
We have some original songs in the soundtrack (like ‘Hello Stranger’ and ‘Moonlight’) and some are already existing hits (like ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ or ‘Red River Valley’) in which they only cover lyrics using some original music. For example, ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ is a very old song, which first approved mentioning comes to 1909 but surely existed before. It is a spiritual music for African Americans. It has many traditions incorporated & the most prominent existing covers of it were done by Eric Clapton & Harry Belafonte. It was somewhat popular at the beginning of 20th century and then was forgotten for some decades. Then revived in 1960ies, especially due to 1969 Woodstock festival and the movement for civil rights.
Just like in the aforementioned song, the film tries to resurrect folk music’s popularity (though we don’t think it has ever lost one in the US) and they somewhat succeed.

November, 24th 2017


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