• Down From the Mountain (2001)

Down From the Mountain

Release Date: June 15th, 2001

DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2001

G |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

When the time came for the Coen Brothers to find the music for their Southern period piece comedy, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," they asked record producer T Bone Burnett to lend a hand. The resulting "Down From The Mountain" documents the evening's concert, complete with backstage preparations and rehearsals. Co-produced by Frazer Pennebaker, the film by D A Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus and Nick Doob captures a joyous and free-spirited celebration of a truly American musical form.

Cast: T Bone Burnett, Terry Bulger, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Tim Blake Nelson, Ralph Stanley, Chris Thomas King, Emmylou Harris

Director: Chris Hegedus , D.A. Pennebaker , Nick Doob

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Cowboy Pictures

Keywords: 2000s , Engaging , House , Emotional , Spirited ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A delightful concert documentary that proves once more what a neglected masterpiece the Coen Brothers gave us last year in their Depression chain-gang odyssey, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    If the heart of the film is Hartford, who late in his struggle with cancer conveys the luminous colors of a man at his twilight, its soul is Welch. show more

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Good music stands alone, and the documentary is jaunty fun. show more

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