American Folk

One of the stronger fictional statements on 9/11...understatedly moving, with lots of good music.

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American Folk

Filmed over 3500 miles in 14 states, musicians Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth star as two strangers, both folk musicians, whose fates become intertwined after their plane is grounded in California following the September 11th attacks. Both desperately needing to get back to New York, they embark on a cross-country journey in a 1972 Chevy Van. Along the way, the duo finds solace in their mutual love of classic folk songs, and raising their voices with everyday people they meet on the road. They re-discover the healing nature of music and bear witness to a nation of people who lift each other up in the wake of tragedy.
Genre
Drama, Musical
Runtime
99
Language
English
Director
David Heinz
Cast
Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth, Krisha Fairchild
FEATURED REVIEW
Brent McKnight, Seattle Times

Setting your movie immediately after 9/11 is a bold choice, but in the wake of that national tragedy, two stranded musicians embark on a cross-country road trip. Folk singers Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth don’t always command the screen like more polished actors, and “American Folk” presents a ...

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