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In Brief: Local interest runs high concerning writer-director Maggie Greenwald’s Songcatcher, owing to the fact that it was filmed around here. For that matter, parts of the film were made on the mountains not more than a few miles from where I’m writing this review. Thankfully, it turns out that Songcatcher is worth the fuss as a film, as well as a local event. No, it’s not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a very good one — and one that captures much of the natural beauty of the area without succumbing to the temptation to turn the film into a travelogue. Greenwald makes the area a part of her film, which is only reasonable considering the fact that the place in which the story of Songcatcher is set is so central to the film that the location almost qualifies as a character. [...] The film is well worth anyone’s time and attention. This excerpt was taken from a review by Ken Hanke published on Jan. 1, 2000  
Genre: Drama
Director: Maggie Greenwald
Starring: Janet McTeer, Aidan Quinn, Pat Carroll, Jane Adams
Rated: PG

The Hendersonville Film Society will show Songcatcher on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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