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PG-13| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
A film about a woman whose drive to pursue the things she believes in leads her on an unexpected path to self-discovery. It is 1907, and musicologist Doctor Lily Penleric (Janet McTeer) has just been denied a promotion in the male-dominated world of her university. Frustrated and determined to get academic recognition, she heads to Appalachia with a recording device and writing materials.

Cast: Janet McTeer , Aidan Quinn , Pat Carroll , Jane Adams , Greg Russell Cook , Iris DeMent , Stephanie Roth Haberle , David Patrick Kelly

Director: Maggie Greenwald

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films, Songcather Films LLC

Songcatcher (2000)

Release Date: June 15th, 2001|1 hr. 52 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    McTeer and the transporting music hold you in thrall. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Greenwald is fine at creating the texture of early mountain life but loses her footing by embracing several plot points at once. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    With a half-dozen characters sorting out life's woes, the pacing is a couple of beats faster than languorous — just enough to sustain one's interest. show more

  • March 09, 2012 barbdh
    Report This User

    Good film about mountains of NC and mountain music and folklore.

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