36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023

The Winding Stream

The heart of country music can be found in the hills of Virginia, nestled in the music stronghold of the Carter Family Fold. Starting with the Original Carter Family – A.P., Sara and Maybelle – this film traces the flow of their influence through generations of musicians, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, the marriage of Johnny Cash and June Carter, and the efforts of the present-day family to keep this musical legacy alive. Director Beth Harrington documents this story through interviews with family and friends who knew the Carters best – most notably Johnny Cash in one of his last interviews – as well as fellow musicians, historians and authors. Discussion with director Beth Harrington, Rita Forrester, Ronnie Williams, and David Bearinger (U.Va.)

Supported by WVPT


Saturday, November 8


7:45 PM


Other : PVCC Dickinson Center

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Film Info

Director: Beth Harrington

Runtime: 90 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2014

Country: USA

Featuring: The Carter Family, Johnny Cash