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New Movie 'American Folk' Rated PG

GUEST,Lin 28 Jan 18 - 12:04 AM
GUEST,Morris-ey 29 Jan 18 - 11:41 AM
GUEST 29 Jan 18 - 10:33 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 30 Jan 18 - 04:35 AM
Jeri 30 Jan 18 - 10:44 AM
GUEST,Brian Grayson 31 Jan 18 - 08:47 AM
Jeri 12 Feb 18 - 10:26 AM
meself 12 Feb 18 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 12 Feb 18 - 03:40 PM
Jeri 12 Feb 18 - 08:15 PM
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Subject: New Movie 'American Folk' Rated PG
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 28 Jan 18 - 12:04 AM

I just read a review in the Los Angeles Times - January 26, 2018 in the Calendar section of the paper. It is a review of a new film called 'American Folk" (review written by Katie Walsh)

Briefly it describes the film which follows two musicians making their way cross-country from Los Angeles to New York after their flight is grounded in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

It goes on to say that films that use the 2001 attacks as a framing device often feel phony - exploiting a tragedy as a plot contrivance - but 'American Folk' capably sidesteps that, with a willingness to honestly explore the collective emotional state in the days after the events, filtered through folk music.

Folk musicians Amber Rubarth and Joe Purdy (as Joni & Elliot), a couple of strangers who find themselves thrown together by circumstance. When their flight is canceled, they hop into a questionable van to make the trip. Along the way, they encounter memorable life stories, discover an ability to harmonize beautifully and decide that their mission during these special few days is to "bring back folk."

The movie is only playing at one theater right now at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills.   
I hope it gets released to be playing all over as Beverly Hills is not near me at all.   Sometimes these kind of films just play at selected theaters that show art/music type films and don't always get to a lot of other movie theaters but I do hope it gets released to play all over and not just in Beverly Hills. It is a brand new movie so it may take awhile before it is shown elsewhere.


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Subject: RE: New Movie 'American Folk' Rated PG
From: GUEST,Morris-ey
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 11:41 AM

Sounds awful...


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Subject: RE: New Movie 'American Folk' Rated PG
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 10:33 PM

https://www.americanfolkmovie.com


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Subject: RE: New Movie 'American Folk' Rated PG
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 04:35 AM

Ia there any folk music in the film ?


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Subject: RE: New Movie 'American Folk' Rated PG
From: Jeri
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 10:44 AM

I'll get to see it next week.


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Subject: RE: New Movie 'American Folk' Rated PG
From: GUEST,Brian Grayson
Date: 31 Jan 18 - 08:47 AM

Amazon has it for pre-order (to be released April 2018)


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Subject: RE: New Movie 'American Folk' Rated PG
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Feb 18 - 10:26 AM

I saw it and I loved it.
People may not like it because the subject is uniquely American. There is "folk" music in it, and there's newer music, but it's mostly about people and singing shared songs together.
It's about that short time right after 9/11, when the country came together, people helped people, and any dream about love and peace and all-that-shit was possible. Before "retribution" hit the fan. I felt that, too, and I'm glad I wasn't alone. I'm sorry things went the way they did, but I'll remember those few short days when people let you into a lane in traffic, paid for a stranger's groceries, and LOOKED at each other forever.
It's about communities of people coming together, and singing.


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Subject: RE: New Movie 'American Folk' Rated PG
From: meself
Date: 12 Feb 18 - 01:32 PM

Is there some significance to the fact that it's "Rated PG"?


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Subject: RE: New Movie 'American Folk' Rated PG
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 12 Feb 18 - 03:40 PM

In answer to your question Mr. MeSelf.

PG - some material may not be suitable for children.
(a "damn" word, or a "hell")

Some critics believe that independent films are held to a much higher standard than major studios' releases.

I am sure the following lyrics earned it the rating.

Some Humans Ain't Human
John Prine words and music
Album Fair and Square
released by Oh Boy Records, 2005

Mm
Some humans ain't human
Some people ain't kind
You open up their hearts
And here's what you'll find
A few frozen pizzas
Some ice cubes with hair
A broken Popsicle
You don't want to go there
Some humans ain't human
Though they walk like we do
They live and they breathe
Just to turn the old screw
They screw you when you're sleeping
They try to screw you blind
Some humans ain't human
Some people ain't kind
You might go to church
And sit down in a pew
Those humans who ain't human
Could be sittin' right next to you
They talk about your family
They talk about your clothes
When they don't know their own ass
From their own elbows
Jealousy and stupidity
Don't equal harmony
Jealousy and stupidity
Don't equal harmony
Mm Mm
Have you ever noticed
When you're feeling really good
There's always a pigeon
That'll come shit on your hood
Or you're feeling your freedom
And the world's off your back
Some cowboy from Texas
Starts his own war in Iraq
Some humans ain't human
Some people ain't kind
They lie through their teeth
With their head up their behind
You open up their hearts
And here's what you'll find
Some humans ain't human
Some people ain't kind
Mm Mm


Sincerely,
Gargoyle

It is a film I will certainly see.


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Subject: RE: New Movie 'American Folk' Rated PG
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Feb 18 - 08:15 PM

I watched the movie, which was followed by a Q@A with Joe Purdy and Amber Rubath. The director wanted to make this film because of THAT feeling after 9/11 and how positive the country felt at the time. I felt that way, and I didn't know others did. I was sad it didn't last, but this movie will at least help us remember it. (And I loved "welcome to the mountains".)


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