The Coen Brothers’ O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU inspired a revival of interest in the traditional bluegrass music featured in the film, culminating in a March benefit concert in Nashville, and a subsequent chart-topping album. This entertaining documentary is comprised largely of footage from that concert, shot by a veteran documentary team that included D.A. Pennebaker, director of one of the finest music docs ever. Stage and screen are given over to a dazzling array of down home talent, including Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Gillian Welch, T-Bone Burnett, and Alison Kraus.
Down From the Mountain
Directed by Nick Doob, D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus