The Family Jams (2011)

The Family Jams
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 21mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic, Music
Keywords biopic, performer
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael Shick Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Kevin Barker Editor n/a 172 7000001
Kevin Barker Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Kevin Barker Producer n/a 3 3000001
Joanna Newsom Actor Herself 1 1000002
Kevin Barker Director n/a 2 2000001
Devendra Banhart Actor Herself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and Vetiver tour the country, performing their genre-defining music in the summer of 2004. They help each other overcome family tragedies and car accidents, and meet colorful characters, forgotten musical heroes, and folk luminaries as they travel across the country. An intimate portrait of life on the road for these young musicians early in their careers, playing tiny, obscure clubs and art galleries, but on the verge of larger success where small vans are replaced by large, impersonal tour buses. Music is a creative, organic, inclusive endeavor. They not only sing about the world in which they want to live, they create it.