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American Folk (2017)

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Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Purdy Joe Purdy ... Elliott
Amber Rubarth Amber Rubarth ... Joni
Krisha Fairchild ... Scottie
David Fine ... Dale
Bruce Beatty ... Mike
Elizabeth Dennehy ... Ann
Miranda LaDawn Hill ... Bianca
Emma Thatcher ... Emily
Holger Moncada Jr. ... Alejandro
Julian Gopal ... Carlos
Lawrence A. Mandley ... Dylan (as Lawrence Mandley)
Noah Craft ... CHP Officer
Bradford Barnes Bradford Barnes ... Jimmy
Paul White Paul White ... Fargo
Shelly West ... Kelly
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Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.

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Genres:

Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

September 12th See more »

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Vanishing Angle See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Bruce Beatty and Elizabeth Dennehy have both appeared on Star Trek The Next Generation. See more »

Quotes

Joni: Bring back the folk!
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Soundtracks

Preserven El Parque Elysian
Written by Peter La Farge
Performed by Pete Seeger
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Strong period piece
9 June 2017 | by white_trash_moonSee all my reviews

If you want to walk into a film knowing very little, this may be the review to convince you to go. For people who are over twenty years old, this may evoke memories of where you were when. Periodically there are times when most United States citizens became more civil, more caring, and more compassionate.

If you were raised enjoying the sound of a Gibson guitar, harmonies, and songs you knew the words to, this will resonate on so many levels. If not, this movie is a sweet introduction of ballads and timeless tunes. The supporting characters are vibrant and equally well acted.

If you are not particularly partial to a a tidy romantic comedy, all the better.


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