American Epic is a four-part series that takes us on a journey across time to the birth of modern music—a moment when the musical strands of a diverse nation were first collected and combined, thereby sparking a cultural revolution that forever transformed the future of music and the world.

Presented in partnership with Sundance Institute Film Music Program led by Peter Golub, this multidimensional evening is designed to celebrate a much-anticipated episodic work. Clips from the film include astonishing archival footage, rare historic recordings, and contributions from some of today’s great artists. There will be an extended onstage conversation with the creators including executive producers Robert Redford, T Bone Burnett, and Jack White. There will also be be a third component of live performances filling out this lineup, featuring The Avett Brothers and other special music guests. This not-to-be-missed night speaks volumes of the diverse and eclectic American creative spirit.

YEAR 2015

SECTION Special Events

COUNTRY U.S.A./United Kingdom

RUN TIME 120 min

COMPANY Lo-Max Films

EMAIL allison@lomaxfilms.com

PHONE (310) 857-9349


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Artist Bio

Bernard MacMahon

Bernard MacMahon is a Los Angeles based, British born film director. His major three-part trilogy of films about American music and history, American Epic, and his feature length musical documentary The American Epic Sessions, constitute his directorial debut, and are executive produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford, and Jack White. MacMahon is a member of the DGA, the WGAW, and is co-author of a forthcoming book on Simon and Schuster in 2016.