Songcatcher


1h 52m 2000

Brief Synopsis

After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life--a treasure trove of ancient Scots-Irish ballads, song

Film Details

Also Known As
Musikskatten
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Axium International; Cineric, Inc.; Eastman Kodak; Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein, Llp; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates (Ny); Jeremy Walker & Associates; Matthews Group; Oncore Productions; Sound One; Technicolor
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Becker Group Limited T/A Becker Entertainment; Lionsgate; Shochiku Company, Ltd.; Trimark Home Video
Location
North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life--a treasure trove of ancient Scots-Irish ballads, songs that have been handed down from generation to generation, preserved intact by the seclusion of the mountains. With the goal of securing her promotion, Lily ventures into the most isolated areas of the mountains to collect the songs and finds herself increasingly enchanted--not only by the rugged purity of the music, but also by the raw courage and endurance of the local people as they carve out meaningful lives against the harshest conditions. It is not, however, until she meets Tom--a handsome, hardened war veteran and talented musician--that she's forced to examine her motivations. Is the "Songcatcher," as Tom insists, no better than the men who exploit the people and extort their land?

Crew

Richard Abernethy

Other

Jerry Adams

Dialect Advisor

Sheila Kay Adams

Traditional Balladry Advisor

Robin Rose Alexander

Wardrobe Assistant

Shurla Alexander

Special Thanks

Patrick Allen

Associate Producer

Sara Jo Allocco

Other

Betsy Alton

Production Coordinator

Andrew Barnhill

Assistant (To Aidan Quinn)

Jon Bergholz

Transportation Coordinator

Louis Bertini

Sound Editor

Michael Best

Other

Tashsa Biering

Production Assistant

Ray Bivins

Other

Darrell Blevins

Best Boy Grip

Jason Block

Post-Production Accountant

William Blyler

2nd Assistant Director

Susan H. Bodine

Legal Service Provider

David Boulton

Adr Engineer

Dale Brady-wilson

Music Research Assistant

Jennifer Braverman

Art Department Intern

Jim Bridges

Photography

Chris Broom

Carpenter

David Brose

Special Thanks

Sally Bryenton

Assistant Scenic Artist

Beverly Butler

Other

Nancy Cabrera

Foley Artist

Olive Dame Cambell

Special Thanks

Andrea Cannistraci

Legal Service Provider

Tim Cargioli

Boom Operator

Karina Casteneda

Hair Extensions (For Janet Mcteer)

Enrique Chediak

Director Of Photography

Enrique Chediak

Dp/Cinematographer

Glenn Chestnut

Other

Eric Christoffersen

Dolby Consultant

Ali Clark

Production Assistant

Gene Coffey

Grip

Pierrot Colonna

Assistant Accountant

Kay Cook

Assistant (To Maggie Greenwald)

Jay Cooke

Construction Coordinator

John Copeman

Stunts

Lynn Cornfoot

Production Assistant

Jarrod Councill

Production Assistant

Christopher Covert

Soundtrack Album Producer

John Currie

Special Thanks

Cara Czekanski

Wardrobe Supervisor

Vanessa Davis

Hair Assistant

Liesel De Boor

Research Assistant

Rebecca Deffenbaugh

Art Department Assistant

Pam Demetruis

Supervising Sound Editor

Carl Denning

Other

Bonnie Dennison

Other

Lisa Diamond

Post-Production Accountant

Patrick Dundas

Foley Recordist

Elizabeth Ellison

Artwork (For Stephanie Roth Haberle)

Elizabeth Finkelstein

Associate Producer

Charlotte Fleck

Dialect Coach

Matthew Fleece

Adr Engineer

Trixie Flynn

Assistant (To Aidan Quinn)

Teresa Foshee

Make-Up Assistant

Dan Gellert

Special Thanks

Brian Godshall

Legal Service Provider

Jeff Goldman

Assistant Location Manager

Lizz Grant

Production Manager

Maggie Greenwald

Screenwriter

Shirley Greenwald

Special Thanks

William Greenwald

Special Thanks

Meixing Mansfield Grenwald

Special Thanks

Jonathan Hadley

Other

Kathy Hamilton

Other

Emmylou Harris

Song Performer ("Barbara Allen")

Vivian Hasbrouk

Casting (New York)

Youngblood Haske

Other

Fred Heid

Color Timer

Heather Holland

Other

Lance Holland

Location Manager

Jamie House

Set Dresser

Buddy Humphreys

Additional Grip

Forrest James Hurley

Other

Kevin Andrew Hyde

Driver

Philip Ivey

Key Hair Artist

Sondra James

Other

Phil Jamison

Traditional Dance Consultant

Borys Jarymovych

Title Designer

Anna Josenhans

Assistant Picture Editor

Caroline Kaplan

Executive Producer

Rachel Kick

Key Makeup

Tracy Kilpatrick

Casting (North Carolina)

Erika Laibson

Stand-In

Alyson Latz

2nd Assistant Camera

Kevin Lee

Sound Editor

Pamela Lewis

Other

Bonnie Basile Mackenzie

Craft Service

Doug Mackenzie

Property Master

Taj Mahal

Song ("Pickin' That Thang (Dr Joe))

Kasia Walicka Maimone

Costume Designer

David Mansfield

Music Arranger & Composer ("Barbara Allen")

David Mansfield

Music Composer

David Mansfield

Music Director

David Mansfield

Song ("When The Mountains Cry"), Song Arranger/Performer ("Barbara Ann" (Traditional))

Lisa Mattox

Production Assistant

Conan Mccarty

Other

Spike Mcclure

Other

John Mcenerney

Key Grip

Tracy Mcknight

Special Thanks

Dr. William K Mcneil

Special Thanks

Shane Meador

Art Department Intern

Molly Mikula

Art Director

Daisy Miller

Special Thanks

Frances Miller

Special Thanks

Graeme Miller

Special Thanks

Richard Miller

Producer

Michael Moffa

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Paul Monroe

Other

Audra Morgan

Carpenter

Dia Morgan

Art Department Intern

Daniel Murphy

Best Boy Electric

Jennifer Murphy

Sound Mixer

Heather Neeld

Art Department Coordinator

Kate O'connell

Special Thanks

Marygrace O'shea

Research Assistant

Angela Organ

Assistant Sound Editor

Gene Page

Still Photography

Rita Parillo

Hair Assistant

Dick Parkinson

Animal Wrangler

Barbara Parks

Assistant Sound Editor

Ellen Parks

Casting (New York)

Tanoa Parks

Assistant Accountant

Colin Penney

Production Assistant

Philip Ryan Perry

Production Assistant

Alice M Peschl

Key Set Production Assistant

Erik Pflaumbaum

Other

Guy Picard

Set Dresser

Janos Pilenyi

Opticals Effects Supervisor

Marthe Pineau

Set Decorator

Jamey Pryde

Post-Production Supervisor

Henry Queen

Special Thanks

Mary Jan Queen

Special Thanks

Joseph Quirk

Gaffer

Rick Raphel

Steadicam Operator

Keith Reamer

Editor

Ulli Reichhold

Other

Doris Rigas

Special Thanks

James Rigas

Special Thanks

John Rigas

Special Thanks

Michael Rigas

Special Thanks

Timothy Rigas

Special Thanks

Sarah Mays Roberts

Makeup Artist

Phil Rodowsky

Dialogue Continuity & Spotting Script

Todd Rodowsky

Dialogue Continuity & Spotting Script

Jerry Rogers

Assistant Location Manager

Jennifer Roth

Coproducer

Tom Russell

Song ("When The Mountains Cry")

Ariel Saulog

Supervisor

Wendy Sax

Co-Producer

Philip G Schneider

Property Assistant

Connie Schrader

Choreographer

Adam P Scott

1st Assistant Director

Jonathan Sehring

Executive Producer

Monica Selanikio

Hair Extensions (For Jane Adams)

Mark Mcqueen Selhorst

Transportation Captain

Cecil J Sharp

Special Thanks

Jason R Shaw

Production Assistant Driver

Jerry T Shelton

Other

Brent Silver

Other

Amy Silverman

1st Assistant Camera

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator

Chad Slagle

Production Assistant

Carmen Snyder

Assistant Production Coordinator

Peggy Sutton

Script Supervisor

Rodney Sutton

Special Thanks

Patricia Sztaba

Negative Cutter (Match Cut Film Services)

Stan Sztaba

Negative Cutter (Match Cut Film Services)

Kelli Taylor

Assistant (To Janet Mcteer)

Charles Thomas

Additional Driver

Steve Toth

Other

Ginger Tougas

Production Designer

David Troutman

Grip

Stephen True

Construction Foreman

Timothy S Vandenberghe

Production Assistant Driver

Lisa Vandever

Associate Producer

Ellen Rigas Venetis

Producer

Peter Venetis

Special Thanks

Joe Violante

Dailies Advisor

Peter Waggoner

Re-Recording Mixer

Wayne Warren

Set Security

Dawn Weisberg

Assistant Costume Designer

Jenn Wert

Production Assistant

Whitney J Willard

Production Accountant

Dean Williams

Special Thanks

Sidney N Williams

Video Playback

John Wilson

Other

Aurelia Winborn

Camera Operator

Jane Wright

Special Thanks

Gayle Wurther

Head Scenic Artist

John Mark Young

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Musikskatten
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Axium International; Cineric, Inc.; Eastman Kodak; Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein, Llp; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates (Ny); Jeremy Walker & Associates; Matthews Group; Oncore Productions; Sound One; Technicolor
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Becker Group Limited T/A Becker Entertainment; Lionsgate; Shochiku Company, Ltd.; Trimark Home Video
Location
North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the audience prize at the 2000 Deauville Festival of American Film.

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States on Video October 23, 2001

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States Summer June 15, 2001

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 1-10, 2000.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Opening Night) October 11-15, 2000.

Began shooting August 9, 1999.

Completed shooting September 12, 1999.

ErgoArts Inc is a division of Rigas Entertainment Ltd.

Expanded released in USA June 29, 2001.

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States Summer June 15, 2001

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 1-10, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at AFI Fest 2000: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (New Directions) October 19-26, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Opening Night) October 11-15, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video October 23, 2001