It very well may be the draw of an idyllic train trip across the states that captured my attention, one in which the ‘music never stops’ and everyone seems so gosh-darned, bloody happy as they roll through the countryside that it makes you want to jump on board. Whatever the case may be, music filmmaker Emmett Malloy’s (The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights) latest production, Big Easy Express, looks from the trailer as though it’s a docu that promises it won’t disappoint.
The film follows indie folkers Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain’s Mumford & Sons as they travel from San Fran to New Orleans aboard a vintage train with banjos, fiddles, family and friends in tow. The final product’s being marketed as a music documentary that’s “part road movie, part concert film” … which, from the trailer, seems like a fair assessment.
The full-length doc won’t be out until June 26, when you can get it exclusively on iTunes. The DVD release doesn’t happen until July 24 (but you can pre-order now, if you so desire).
There are a handful of advanced screenings happening, if you’re lucky enough to live in one of the selected cities (coughnotnewyorkcough). Click here to find out where you can see the film before its release, and check out the trailer below: