Acoustic Routes (12A)

Acoustic Routes

From the archive

This film was last shown on 14 May 2013

With Billy Connolly at the helm and an amazing cast, including Brownie McGhee, Davey Graham, Anne Briggs, Ralph McTell, Martin Carthy, John Renbourn, Hamish Imlach, Jacqui McShee, and Al Stewart, ACOUSTIC ROUTES is the story of one of world’s most influential musicians - Bert Jansch.

Influenced by raw blues and with a bewildering technique, Jansch fashioned sublime interpretations of traditional and blues music on the acoustic guitar, a technique that set him apart from his contemporaries and established him as a pivotal innovator of the new acoustic guitar movement. The result was music that had a profound influence on generations of musicians including Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Jimmy Page, and continues to inspire today’s musicians.

 

what the press are saying

‘Winning documentary on the works and influence of guitarist Bert Jansch’
**** THE GUARDIAN

'Beautifully filmed, captivating and poignant documentary'
RECORD COLLECTOR

‘Gold for folk fans’
EMPIRE MAGAZINE

‘A remarkable film’
9/10 CLASH MAG

‘Required viewing for fans and all those who like good music’
**** EVENING STANDARD

‘Excellent profile of Brit-folk legends including Bert Jansch’
**** Q MAGAZINE

‘A folky’s delight’
***EMPIRE MAGAZINE

‘This is a documentary replete with connections recollections and fine music’
THE SCOTSMAN

‘Truly beautiful’
TIME OUT

‘exemplary documentary’
4/5 LITTLE WHITE LIES

 

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Director
Jan Leman
Year
1992
Duration
102 mins

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