A Mighty Wind

Synopsis: When folk icon Irving Steinbloom passed away, he left behind a legacy of music and a family of performers he has shepherded to folk stardom. To celebrate a life spent submerged in folk, Irving's loving son Jonathan has decided to put together a memorial concert featuring some of Steinbloom's best-loved musicians. There's Mitch and Mickey, who were the epitome of young love until their partnership was torn apart by heartbreak; classic troubadours The Folksmen, whose records were endlessly entertaining for anyone able to punch a hole in the center to play them; and The New Main Street Singers, the most meticulously color-coordinated neuftet ever to hit an amusement park. Now for one night only in New York City's Town Hall, these three groups will reunite and gather together to celebrate the music that almost made them famous.
Genre: Comedy, Music
Director(s): Christopher Guest
Production: Castle Rock Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 27 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

And we were a great group. Great.

We had a good sound...

...but I always thought we should have

something bigger, a fuller sound.

And one night in 1960,

I'll never forget this...

...we were at a hootenanny and we

were jamming with the Klapper Family.

And all of a sudden, I heard it.

The sound that I'd been thinking about.

The harmonics were amazing.

I thought, "Well, there's five of us,

there's four of them. It's a neuf-tet."

And it was there, just in a moment,

it was all there.

The neuf-tet sound.

This thing clicked with The Klappers

too, so we joined forces...

...and became The Main Street Singers.

Well, 10 years and 30 albums later,

we disbanded, but we'd had a good run.

My partner Chuck Wiseman and myself,

we called it quits too.

I went my way and Chuck went his.

In 1971, after the breakup

of The Main Street Singers...

...Chuck Wiseman moved to San Francisco

where he started a business...

...with his two brothers.

The Three Wiseman's Sex Emporium.

It was very successful for a year...

...until they were sued over something

having to do with a box of benwa balls.

No, I need you, Mitch.

I need Mitch and Mickey. Mitch and Mickey.

That's the thing. You go together.

I love Mickey, but without you

it's not the same. You got to think--

I'm gonna tell you something, Mitch,

and I've never told anybody this before.

You were Dad's favorite. Okay.

Just deal with it. You were Dad's favorite.

I've never said this to a single soul.

Two weeks before he died

he took me aside and he said to me:

"Of all those ferkakte people,

I love Mitch, he's my favorite.

He's like a relative,

he's like my nephew to me."

I'm saying this because I think you'd want

to know before you make your mind up.

Would you just think about it?

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Christopher Guest

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), usually simply known as Christopher Guest, is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style. Many scenes and character backgrounds in Guest's films are written and directed, although actors have no rehearsal time and the ensemble improvise scenes while filming them. The series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap (directed by Rob Reiner), and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots. Guest holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically elected chamber. Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999, which removed the right of most hereditary peers to a seat in the parliament. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to the actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis. more…

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