After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impuslively visits her sister, who runs a struggling school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life – a treasure trove of ancient Scots Irish ballads. She finds herself increasingly enchanted – not only by the raw purity of the music, but also by the raw courage and endurance of the local people as they carve out meaningful lives against the harshest conditions. It is not, however, until she meets Tom – a handsome, hardened war veteran and talented musician – that she’s forced to examine her motivation.

Director Maggie Greenwald

Writer Peter Prince

Cast David Suchet


Production Credits Johann Hinrich Gerhard - Executive Producer, Renee Goddard - Associate Producer, Channel Four Films, Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft (SRG), ZDF Productions, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)

Maggie Greenwald

Festival Section Year Location
Sundance Film Festival
Deauville Film Festival
Hamptons Film Festival
AFI Los Angeles Film Festival