A MIGHTY WIND

Director Christopher Guest
Year 2003
Starring Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, John Michael Higgins, Jane Lynch, Parker Posey
Rating PG-13
Run Time 91min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Do you have every Bob Dylan lyric committed to memory? Do you reminisce fondly of seeing Peter, Paul, and Mary perform live when you were a child? Does your family sing "Alice’s Restaurant" around the table every Thanksgiving dinner? If so then Christopher Guest (the undisputed kingpin of the mockumentary) has made the perfect movie for you!! Do you despise folk music, and folk musicians? Do you find them trite, and corny? If so then Christopher Guest (the undisputed kingpin of the mockumentary) has made the perfect movie for you!!

A MIGHTY WIND is to folk music what THIS IS SPINAL TAP is to rock and roll, and no filmmaker in history has been able to simultaneously pay homage to, and lambaste, a topic the way that Christopher Guest can.

Witness the story of three once prominent folk bands who, after rotting away for decades in various levels of obscurity, agree to reunite for one legendary performance. 

Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy (who co-wrote the screenplay with Guest), Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, and Fred Willard all star alongside everybody’s favorite six-fingered man himself (Christopher Guest played the legendary villain in THE PRINCESS BRIDE!) in what is without question one of the funniest and surprisingly heartwarming comedies of the past twenty years.

I promise you that if you miss this you’ll be asking yourselves “Wha’ happened?” for years and years to come. (Jason Dubinsky)

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