- 'Ballad of Ramblin' Jack Re-Issued This Month & More Tour Dates!
Don't miss the opportunity to see Jack's daughter's newly re-cut and digitally re-mastered
"Ballad of Ramblin' Jack" film on all digital platforms May 20th, 2014.
See release below and also check out all the new tour dates in May and June!
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"A loving, affecting documentary. Throughout Elliott sustains a wistful, funny monologue that imparts his own particular brand of wisdom. He's a master storyteller, and it's easy to get caught up in the spell of his words."
- Michael Agger, The New Yorker
Dear Friends,When The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack was first released in 2000, it won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance, the Documentary Award at SXSW and the IFP Documentary Achievement Award. Yet since it's release the film has fallen out of distribution. Because of the amazing critical acclaim for the film and the many Folk Luminaries who appear in it, I wanted to create a NEW version that would stand the test of time. I have just completed a major Restoration which includes New Photographs, Re-Mastered Footage and overall Superior HD IMAGE.The Sundance Institute and Cinedigm are re-launching the film for streaming on MAY 20th!For the first time ever The Restored Ballad of Ramblin' Jack is now available on iTunes. Help us preserve this vital film by Passing the Word & Pre-Ordering yours today!I was blown away when I unearthed these amazing reviews. Read em a weep---AE
"A devastating portrait. Compelling, poignant, touching and acutely perceptive."
-Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"The deep human element of the film is honest, bluesy and full of emotion."
-Chris Riemenschneider, Austin Chronicle
"Anyone with any feeling for American music should see this film. Basically everyone should see this film."
-Jeff Wells, Park City Confidential
"**** (Highest Rating.) Extraordinary. A rich and absorbing chronicle of an iconoclast. Seamlessly woven with compelling footage is entertaining, and often eloquent commentary. With humor and honesty, Aiyana Elliott presents both sides of Jack Elliott. The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack is an important chronicle of American music. Any audience that craves authenticity, and is frustrated by the synthetic formulas that pass for so much art today, will be invigorated by this entertaining and original film."
-Loren King, Boston Globe
"Excellent! In The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack the grace of forgiveness shines through with such clarity, with such genuine appeal, you may actually emerge from the theatre a better person. Don't miss it."
-Jamie Hook, The Seattle Stranger
"Two thumbs up!"
-Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper,
"***1/2 *. Extraordinary and remarkably humorous. Affectionate, honest, vivid."
-Gene Wyatt, Nashville Tennessean
"Dynamic, emotionally compelling and interesting visually. This movie is so good it hurts, and so hurtful it's funny; but funny in a tragic way, though not too terribly tragic."
-Mike McGonigal, New York Press
"Fascinating. The home-video footage deliciously captures the folk-revival period."
-Tom Scanlon, Seattle Times
"One of the best documentaries of the year. Aiyana Elliott has crafted an extraordinary portrait of an American original as well as a beautiful story of a daughter trying to come to terms with her distant father. An amazing wealth of archival footage, a film of universal poignancy."
-Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News