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      Down From the Mountain

      G Released Oct 27, 2001 1 hr. 38 min. Documentary List
      97% 31 Reviews Tomatometer 86% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Could have been better, but some terrific music. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A very enjoyable concert film and a must see for any fan of O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent music, some great old-timey stuff going on here... Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member The good: Absolutely beautiful, spine-tingling music, better than the studio soundtrack. Intimate close-ups with the musicians before the show. The bad: Two of the concert tracks were interrupted to cut to backstage. Bad move. And, inexplicably, the foot-stompin' classic, "Man of Constant Sorrow" is curiously absent from the performance. Overall, I almost gave this more than 4 stars. Anything that makes my spine tingle that much in the course of an hour usually deserves it. I was left wanting just a little bit more, though. The quality is somewhere between breathtaking concert and DVD featurette. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Thoroughly enjoyable, well produced. Amazing lineup. Perhaps even better than the soundtrack. Love the behind-the-scenes bits...especially Emmy Lou keeping tab on the baseball scores....and Gillian Welch needing to get dressed up. Shows the agelessness of American roots music. A must-see for every Americana music fan. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member A little boring and disappointing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Mar 10, 2003 Full Review Susan Stark Detroit News Rated: 4/4 Jun 1, 2002 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 3/5 Jan 29, 2005 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) A beautifully done record of a very unusual event - and one that inadvertently serves as a testament to John Hartford, making it a very special document of musical history. Rated: 4/5 Feb 18, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker, Nick Doob
      Executive Producer
      T Bone Burnett, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
      Distributor
      Cowboy Pictures
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 27, 2001, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 23, 2001
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $301.4K
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo