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A mighty wind

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Back together for the first time, again.

When folk music icon Irving Steinbloom passed away, he left behind a legacy of music and a family of performers he had shepherded to folk stardom. To celebrate a life spent submerged in folk, Irving's loving son Jonathan (Bob Balaban) has decided to put together a memorial concert featuring some of Steinbloom's best-loved musicians.

There are Mitch and Mickey (Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara), who were the epitome of young love until their partnership was torn apart by heartbreak; classic troubadours The Folksmen (Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer), whose records were endlessly entertaining for anyone able to punch a hole in their centre to play them; and The New Main Street Singers (featuring John Michael Higgins, Jane Lynch and Parker Posey), the most meticulously colour-co-ordinated "neuftet" ever to hit an amusement park near you.

Now, for one night only in New York City's Town Hall, these three groups will reunite and gather together to celebrate the music that almost made them famous.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy mockumentary folk music reunion performance concert

Persons of interest

  • Christopher Guest .... Mark Shubb
  • Eugene Levy .... Mitch Cohen
  • Michael McKean .... Jerry Palter
  • Bob Balaban .... Jonathan Steinbloom
  • Ed Begley Junior .... Lars Olfen
  • David Blasucci .... Tony Pollono
  • Laura Harris .... Miss Klapper
  • John Michael Higgins .... Terry Bohner
  • Michael Hitchcock .... Lawrence Turpin
  • Christopher Moynihan .... Sean Halloran
  • Catherine O'Hara .... Mickey Crabbe
  • Jim Piddock .... Leonard Crabbe
  • Parker Posey .... Sissy Knox
  • Harry Shearer .... Alan Barrows
  • Freda Foh Shen .... Melinda Barrows
  • Fred Willard .... Mike LaFontaine
  • Christopher Guest .... Songwriter
  • Michael McKean .... Songwriter
  • Annette O'Toole .... Songwriter
  • Catherine O'Hara .... Songwriter
  • Harry Shearer .... Songwriter
  • John Michael Higgins .... Songwriter
  • Eugene Levy .... Songwriter
  • Jeffrey CJ Vanston .... Songwriter
  • Christopher Guest .... Screenwriter
  • Eugene Levy .... Screenwriter
  • Christopher Guest .... Director

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Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

If you grew up during the folk era or if you hate folk music (and often, these two groups will include the same people), you will enjoy A mighty wind. If you're looking for a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred, biting commentary on the abysmal lack of talent in the folk industry, you should enjoy A mighty wind. If you're looking for a really cool piss-take of some big losers you might enjoy A mighty wind.

A mighty wind continues the slow, downward slide of the Spinal Tap team. Then, they were angry young men. Now, they are grumpy old men. Quit while you're ahead, guys.

Security censorship classification

PG (Sexual references)

Surveillance time

92 minutes (1:32 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 24 July 2003

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