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Music from Winter's Bone


Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Sat., June 4, 8 p.m. 2011 All Ages


Last year's Winter's Bone was one of the best films in recent memory; hobbled together for a scant $2 million, director Debra Granik's jaw-clenchingly harrowing drama follows 17-year-old Ree (Jennifer Lawrence) as she desperately searches for her missing father in the brutal, hardscrabble landscape of the methed-out Ozarks. A big reason why Winter's Bone works as well as it does is its music—like grim, stripped-down bluegrass, the traditional and original old-time tunes that float and twist through the film feel ancient and haunting. Like a hillbilly Justice League, the musicians behind the excellent soundtrack—known collectively as Blackberry Winter, and immediately recognizable by the rich, weary voice of folk singer and storyteller Marideth Sisco—have united for a nationwide tour. They hit Portland this week to deliver the sort of authentic performance one rarely gets a chance to see outside of Appalachia. Go, steel yourself beforehand for melancholy and beauty in equal measure. ERIK HENRIKSEN

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland, OR 97202
Hours: Open for shows only.

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows only.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., June 4, 8 p.m. 2011
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