Beth Harrington


Film still from The Winding StreamFEBRUARY 2016

The Winding Stream
Director: Beth Harrington
The Winding Stream tells the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes, tracing the influence of their music from the 1920s through the present day, and how a seemingly unlikely young man named Johnny Cash would be the one to lift up the Carter legacy from obscurity. An intimate account of reciprocity and love, The Winding Stream features interviews and performances with roots music practitioners, including one of the last interviews ever granted by Johnny Cash.

Beth Harrington, Director

Beth Harrington is an independent producer, director and writer, born in Boston and transplanted to the Pacific Northwest.  Harrington’s independent production Welcome to the Club – The Women of Rockabilly was honored with a 2003 Grammy nomination. This and other work reflects a long-standing love of music. She is a singer and guitarist, most noted for her years as a member of Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers on the Warner Brothers Sire Records label. Harrington has also worked with public television stations WGBH in Boston and OPB in Portland producing, researching, and developing shows for both national and local air on series such as NOVA, Frontline, Health Quarterly, History Detectives and Oregon Experience, in addition to numerous one-off specials.  She is active in various film communities, having served on the board of Film Action Oregon as well as the Oregon Media Production Association. She is a past President of Women in Film/New England and a former Vice President of Women in Film/Seattle.