The American Epic: Out of the Many, The One

The American Epic, (c) Lydia Mendoza Courtesy San Antonio Express News
Creators and Producers © 2016 Lo-Max Films Ltd
  • event type:WOMEX 16 Film Screening
  • date:22 Oct 2016
  • time:19:30
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Praza das Praterías 2 - (Museo das Peregrinacións)
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Directed by Bernard MacMahon
Contact: Allison McGourty

USA/UK, 2016 - Produced by Lo-Max Films Ltd, Wildwood Enterprises, Thirteen Productions, BBC Arena - Producers Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson, Bernard MacMahon, Bill Holderman, Adam Block - Cinematographers Vern Moen, Richard Henkels - Sound Nicholas Bergh, Dave Ross - Editors Dan Gitlin, Gillian McCarthy, Brittonya Sanden, Karl Steig - World Sales Allison McGourty - Language English with Spanish subtitles - Duration 87`

This is a film about how America was democratized by electrical sound recording in the 1920’s. It is a kaleidoscopic odyssey that shows how America first heard itself: Hopi Native Americans, Cajuns, African Americans, Latinos, were all given a voice to express their lives and emotions for the very first time in history. This deeply emotional story is told for the first time through ten years of research, unearthing exceptional never before seen film footage and revelatory wonderful music.

Allison McGourty, the producer, will be present for a Q&A session after the screening.