|Featuring:||Janet McTeer, Aidan Quinn, Pat Carroll, Jane Adams, Greg Russell Cook, Iris DeMent, Stephanie Roth Haberle, David Patrick Kelley, E. Katherine Kerr, Taj Mahal|
|Distributor:||Lions Gate Films|
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: (from the producer) Set off on an exhilarating adventure across a part of America still rarely seen, deep into the raw and rumbling, high-mountain roots of rock, bluegrass, folk and country music. This is the terrain of “Songcatcher”, a different kind of movie about music: part love story, part archive of America’s most secret musical legacies. Academy Award-winner nominee and Tony Award and Golden Globe-winner Janet McTeer stars as turn-of-the-century musicologist Dr. Lily Penleric, an unlikely heroine whose Earthly, unstoppable drive leads her to musical, personal and romantic discoveries—as she uncovers remarkable songs, dances and beats of the heart in the Appalachian mountains.
…a lot of backwoods clichés involving pickin’ (if not much grinnin’), moonshine, adulteries and, in the final third, an overdose of melodrama…
—Mike Clark, USA Today