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Down from the Mountain (2000)

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This is a documentary about the musical artists who performed the songs in the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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This is a documentary about the musical artists who performed the songs in the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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26 October 2001 (UK)  »

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Musiikkia Amerikan vuorilta  »

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$8,959 (USA) (15 June 2001)

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$301,388 (USA) (14 December 2001)
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References Boys Don't Cry (1999) See more »

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In the Highways
Written by Mother Maybelle Carter
Performed by Leah Peasall, Sarah Peasall and Hannah Peasall
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Roots Music Writ Large
20 June 2007 | by (Tacoma, Washington) – See all my reviews

This is a film for music lovers. Here we have some of the most talented performers of folk/bluegrass/blues in America today doing some of the most enduring songs ever written. It is the music that is the star, not the performers or the filmmakers. In fact, I think the filmmakers knew that and deliberately played down the cinematic tricks. What you see (and hear) is what you get. The introductory documentary is more a mosaic than a story. It sets the mood of the entire movie, showing the performers as ordinary folk who might as well be gathering for a neighborhood picnic. The performances are all excellent. Standouts include Ralph Stanley, John Hartford and Alison Krauss. If you have even a passing interest in American Roots music this is a film not to be missed.


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