Reminiscences of a Journey
Big Easy Express
Director: Emmett Malloy
USA, 2012, 67', BluRay, color, b&w
English with Turkish subtitles
3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train, and thousands of miles of track…Big Easy Expresscaptures a musical journey. Harkening back to the days of jubilant railroad revivals, three bands set out in April 2011 to tour America by vintage train. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mumford & Sons climbed aboard amid the rail yards of Oakland and set out for New Orleans on a “tour of dreams.” Big Easy Expressdocuments the bands’ railway adventures; the high canyons, joyous crowds, blasted skies, late-night laughter, endless music…and a train that was bound for glory.