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America's Heart & Soul -- Louis Schwartzberg captures the beauty and sprit of our lands.
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2 July 2004 (USA) See more »
Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg hits the road to capture America's people and its natural beauty. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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George Woodard ... Dairy Farmer, Waterbury, Vermont
Charles Jimmie Sr. ... Tlingit Indian Elder, Klukwan, Alaska
The Vasquez Brothers ... Salsa Dancers, Los Angeles, California
Frank Pino ... Rock Band, Waltham, Massachusetts
David Pino ... Rock Band, Waltham, Massachusetts
John 'Yac' Yacobellis ... Bike Messenger, New York, New York
Patty Wagstaff ... Acrobatic Flyer, St. Augustine, Florida
Paul Stone ... Explosive Art, Creede, Colorado
Ed Holt ... Wine Grower, Santa Maria, California
Weirton Steelworkers ... Themselves, Weirton, West Virginia
Cecil Williams ... Himself - Glide Church, San Francisco, California (as Rev. Cecil Williams)
Janice Miriktani ... Executive Director, Glide Church, San Francisco, California
David Krakauer ... Klezmer Clarinetist, New York, New York
James Andrews ... Jazz Musician, New Orleans, Louisiana
Trombone Shorty ... Jazz Musician, New Orleans, Louisiana
Marc Savoy ... Cajun Musician, Eunice, Louisiana
Ann Savoy ... Cajun Musician, Eunice, Louisiana
Daniel Klennert ... Himself
Art Car Festival ... Themselves, Berkeley, California
Michael Bennett ... Olympic Boxer, Chicago, Illinois

Erik Weihenmayer ... Blind Climber, Ouray, Colorado
Mosie Burks ... Gospel Singer, Jackson, Mississippi
Ace Barnes ... Oil Well Fire Fighter, Livingston, Texas
James Tuppin ... Oil Well Fire Fighter, Livingston, Texas
Ben Cohen ... Founder, Ben & Jerry's, Williston, Vermont
Minny Yancy ... Rug Weaver, Berea, Kentucky
Roudy Roudebush ... Horse Wrangler, Telluride, Colorado
Rick Hoyt ... Boston Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts

Dick Hoyt ... Boston Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts
Amelia Rudolph ... Founder, Bandaloop Cliff Dancers, Muir Beach, California
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Harrod Blank ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Louie Schwartzberg 
Produced by
Grady Candler .... field producer
Jake Eberts .... executive producer
Brian E. Frankish .... field producer
Louie Schwartzberg .... producer
Vincent Ueber .... associate producer
Original Music by
Joel McNeely 
Cinematography by
Louie Schwartzberg  (as Louis Schwartzberg)
Film Editing by
Brian Funck 
Tom McGah 
Art Department
Kylee Kennedy .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Kent Gibson .... sound designer
Kent Gibson .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Morantz .... sound recordist
Brian Whitlock .... sound
Visual Effects by
John Daro .... digital intermediate editor
Steve Shaw .... digital intermediate colourist
Camera and Electrical Department
David Dowell .... assistant camera
Steve Koster .... camera operator: Spacecam
John Sheeren .... first assistant camera
Animation Department
Duane Conder .... initial title compositing & animation
Editorial Department
Ryan Langerud .... post-production assistant
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
Jeff Smithwick .... film timer
Sarina-Marie Volman .... post-production coordinator
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate artist
Jeremy Weinstein .... assistant editor (home video)
Music Department
Matt Kierscht .... music consultant
Brian Leff .... music coordinator
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Joshua Winget .... music editor
Bryan Pezzone .... musician (uncredited)
Other crew
Rebecca Edelson .... script clearance administrator (uncredited)

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USA:84 min
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A Stunning Celebration of America, 12 June 2005
Author: tigger_68 from United States

This is a visually stunning and emotionally moving tribute to the everyday people that make America great. Unlike those films that live to tell us how horrible things are, this one shows the faith, love and determination that make this nation.

While some chose to focus on celebrity, this shows everyday people. From a farmer and his son in Vermont to a father and his disabled son who run the Boston Marathon, it is a heartwarming view of good and decent people.

The cinematography is breathtaking and the director made the wonderful choice to not have a narrator, referring to allow the people to tell their own stories.

I've noticed many find this to be bad because they see it as somehow patriotic (I guess for some people that is a bad thing). Many also blast it for being a pro-Bush or post 9/11 rally film.

Perhaps they failed to listen to the audio commentary by the filmmaker who points out that most of this was filmed BEFORE 9/11. Indeed he has been working on it for 20 years, so a good portion of it was made during the CLINTON years. Perhaps it's OK if it supports him ?

Nor do they take into account the fact that, from what I've been able to find out on the net, the filmmaker is actually a Democrat who did not support Bush in 2004.

I won't go into the debate over diversity in the film since many have already pointed out that the film is quite diverse.

I think this film taps into the real divide in America today. Most people in the United States love this country, regardless of whether they are liberal or conservative. They may dislike policies or leaders, but they love the country.

A small group simply hates America. To they all is bad, nothing is good, and any optimism or positive thought is wrong.

That angry elite may find this beneath their standards, but for most of us it is a wonderful 90 minutes.

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