|Genre: Drama, Gay/Lesbian, Epic, Murder, Infidelity, School / Campus, Period Piece, Society, Culture Clash|
Plot: Set off on an exhilarating adventure across a part of America still rarely seen, deep into the raw and rambling, high-mountain roots of rock, bluegrass, folk and country music. This is the terrain of "SONGCATCHER", a different kind of movie about music: part love story, part archive of America's most secret musical legacies. Academy Award-nominee and Tony Award and Golden Globe-winner JANET MCTEER stars as turn-of-the-century musicologist Dr. Lily Penleric, an unlikely heroine whose earthy, unstoppable drive leads her to musical, personal and romantic discoveries - as she uncovers remarkable songs, dances and beats of the heart in the Appalachian mountains.
The time is 1907. Lily Penleric, a woman ahead of her time, has just been passed over yet again for a university promotion, despite her academic achievements. Frustrated and determined to get the recognition she deserves, she heads to Appalachia, dragging an impossibly bulky, primitive recording device far into the hill country, with a plan to record music never heard before. There she joins her sister Elna (portrayed by Tony Award-winner JANE ADAMS), who runs a local schoolhouse - and quickly butts her head against the fiercely insular and protective mountain ways.
Here, the story takes a left turn into the wild-hearted
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