Filmmaker and rocker Beth Harrington tells the story of the family at the heart of Americana music: the Carters and the Cashes. The Carters didn’t just play the music of their hill country upbringing—they helped invent it. But they seemed doomed to obscurity until a hard-living rebel named Johnny Cash brought them back into the spotlight. This winding stream of roots music and love was reciprocal, as Cash himself, in haunting interviews toward the end of his life, details how the family helped save him from his demons.
PLAYING WITH: Music Video by The Sweet Maries - Fat Man’s Holler Jay Eckensberger / USA / 4 min. The gorgeous harmonies of Chicago-based The Sweet Maries blend with the haunting Super 8 images of music film vet Jay Eckensberger in this melancholy tale of dissipation.
Music Video by Tijuana Hercules - Panther Crawl John Vernon Forbes / USA / 3 min. Back for their third CIMMfest, Tijuana Hercules brings us another demented animation by singer and guitarist John Vernon Forbes.