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WE DREAMED AMERICA

While Alabama 3 Acoustic and Unplugged were making their critically acclaimed appearance at SXSW music festival in Austen Texas last March, other British artists were making their American debuts too.

Film maker Alex Walker's 'We dreamed America' (a 'twisted tale of British roots and American music') examines the career of some of those artists who, like Alabama 3, acknowledge their debt to American country music.

The movie was made the official selection at SXSW, and went on to play many other film festivals this year.  It features footage and interviews with Alabama 3, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, Hey Negrita and others.

Clash magazine call it 'A must-see' and BBC Radio 1's Rob Da Bank has called it 'Brilliant!'

You can watch a trailer of the film here >

It has now been released for general sale on DVD, including an additional 10-minute mini documentary on what happened when the bands and the movie went to SXSW in March.
It is available to buy from Amazon, HMV and other retailers.

You can read a review of Alabama 3 at SXSW here>

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WE DREAMED AMERICA

A TWISTED TALE OF BRITISH ROOTS & AMERICAN MUSIC

A Brickwall Films & Fat Fox Production
Directed by Alex Walker
Produced by Felix Bechtolsheimer

Featuring:

Alabama 3
Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Hey Negrita
The Broken Family Band  
Matthew Ord
The Barker Band

With Commentary from:
Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2)
Guy Clark (legendary American songwriter)
Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett (Little Feat)
Robert Fisher (Willard Grant Conspiracy)
Old Crow Medicine Show
Sid Griffin (Author of books on Dylan, The Band and Gram Parsons. Journalist for Mojo, founding member of The Long Ryders and The Coal Porters)
Tom McRae (Mercury Prize nominated singer songwriter)
Dave Henderson (Mojo Magazine)
Laura Barton (The Guardian Newspaper)
Andy Snipper (Blues Matters Magazine)
Helen Keen (Maverick Magazine)
BJ Cole (legendary British pedal steel player)
Professor Chris Kemp (PhD Rock n Roll)
Tom Bridgewater & Mark Rogers (Loose Music)

Official Selection SXSW Film Festival 2008
Official Selection Illinois International Film Festival 2008
Official Selection East London Film Festival 2008
Official Selection Cambridge Film Festival 2008
Official Selection South Africa International Film Festival 2008