Directed by Steve Lippman aka FLIP. "Mariners and Musicians" is a cinematic tone poem based on conversation, writings, and music by singer/songwriter/author Rosanne Cash. This mosaic portrait, filmed in Super 8mm and 16mm, and using Holga animation, features songs from Cash’s celebrated album "Black Cadillac" (Capitol Records.) We shot this on location over the course of a few days in New York City, Hendersonville, Tenn., and Ventura, CA. "Mariners" screened at the Tribeca, Martha’s Vineyard, Denver, and Nashville Film Festivals, and was a special invite to the Sydney Festival of the Arts - only one of two films invited that year. Text and imagery from the film were interpolated into Rosanne’s highly acclaimed live/multimedia performance tour, "Black Cadillac In Concert." Someone asked at a festival screening what inspired me to seek out Rosanne and do a film like this with her. Well, first, I was a fan of her music from the beginning. And I remember saying, although Rosanne was going through a challenging period in her life when we were in production, that was not the impetus for doing the film. It was simply timing that brought us together at that point. To me, she would be a compelling subject no matter what point in her life we converged, and the result no less rich and resonant. The proof also lies in her great memoir "Composed" which, like Dylan's "Chronicles Vol. 1," is one of the best, most honest and self-reflective portraits of an artist I've ever read.

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