On Screen/In Person, brings new, American, independent films and their creators to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. A total of six films and their filmmakers tour across the region each year. Carnegie Hall is proud to have been selected as a host site for the 2015-2016 series.
Beginning the Spring 2016 series is The Winding Stream, the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and Cashes, and their decades-long influence on popular music. It features interviews and performances with roots music practitioners, including one of the last interviews ever granted by Johnny Cash. The film will be shown in the Carnegie Hall Hamilton Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m.. Cost of admission is $5. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. where patrons will have an opportunity to meet the filmmaker, Beth Harrington, who will remain on site and conclude the evening’s activities with a question and answer session.
When asked about the making of The Winding Stream, Harrington states, “The Winding Stream marks the confluence of two of my biggest passions – history and music – and tells the important story of one family’s effect on the course of American popular culture. It has proven to be a labor of love for me, taking over 12 years to complete the film, but I have been gratified by the extremely positive audience and critical response.”
Beth Harrington is an independent producer, director and writer, born in Boston and transplanted to the Pacific Northwest. She most often focuses on work that explores American history, music and culture. Harrington’s independent production Welcome to the Club – The Women of Rockabilly, a music documentary about the pioneering women of rock and roll, was honored with a 2003 Grammy nomination. This and other work reflects a long-standing love of music. She is a singer and guitarist, most noted for her years as a member of Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers on the Warner Brothers Sire Records label.
Harrington has also worked with public television stations WGBH in Boston and OPB in Portland producing, researching, and developing shows for both national and local air on series such as NOVA, Frontline, Health Quarterly, History Detectives and Oregon Experience, in addition to numerous one-off specials. She is active in various film communities, having served on the board of Film Action Oregon as well as the Oregon Media Production Association. She is a past President of Women in Film/New England, and a former Vice President of Women in Film/Seattle.
On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.