Laurel Canyon is a two-part epix documentary series, directed by Alison Ellwood, that features an intimate portrait of the artists who created a music revolution through a wealth of rare and newly unearthed footage and audio recordings. What documentary filmmaker Alison Ellwood does is tell a story through mixing interviews with archival footage. The end result is a beautiful documentary. It isn’t without its sadness given the time period. The film also serves as a reminder that many of these songs don’t happen without the counterculture of the time.
Featuring all-new, original interviews with Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Michelle Phillips, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Roger McGuinn and more, the uniquely immersive and experiential docuseries takes us back in time to a place where a rustic canyon in the heart of Los Angeles became a musical petri dish.
Part One of Laurel Canyon Air Date May 31st 2020: original footage and narration by the singers and songwriters themselves, thinking that there could not possibly be anything left that had not been shown elsewhere before. The show does a very creative job of joining that particular place – Laurel Canyon Road – with stories about the people and music that came out of that one location. Not to be missed if you love the music of that period in time.
Running Time 1 Hour 19 Minutes
Part Two of Laurel Canyon Air Date June 7th 2020
Running Time 1 Hour 18 Minutes
Features: David Crosby & Graham Nash of Crosby Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley of The Eagles, Chris Hillman of The Byrds, Bonnie Riatt, Steve Martin and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees along with Photographers Henry Diltz and Nurit Wilde
Total Running time for the 2 DVD Set: 2 Hours 37 Minutes
Sound is Dolby Digital