The Winding Stream

Series: POW Film Fest

Film:  $10
Film + After-Party:  $15

The Winding Stream is the tale of the dynasty at the very heart of country music. Starting with the seminal Original Carter Family, A.P., Sara and Maybelle, this film-in-progress traces the ebb and flow of their influence, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, the marital alliance between June Carter and music legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of the present-day family to keep this legacy alive.

A story that has never been told in its entirety, The Winding Stream covers the epic sweep of this family’s saga all in one film. It is told by family members including Johnny Cash , Rosanne Cash , Janette Carter , and Carlene Carter as well as the musicians they influenced. And their musical contribution is vividly illustrated in performances by roots music practitioners like John Prine , George Jones , Sheryl Crow , Kris Kristofferson and many others.

$15 tickets include admission to an after-party at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213), which will include a special performance by the Johnny Cash Tribute Band Counterfeit Cash.

The film has been completed thanks to support from David and Christine Vernier, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Roy W. Dean Grant, and numerous Kickstarter backers. But we are still seeking further funding and corporate partners to help cover final distribution costs. Please contact for further information



Sunday, May 4