After capturing some of The White Stripes’ last few concerts in the documentary Under Great White Northern Lights, director Emmett Malloy has expanded his scope in the first trailer for Big Easy Express. Following a cross-country tour of three different bands – Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show – across six different concerts, the feature intimately photographs behind-the-scenes moments on the travelling train and in the cities of the concerts. Containing some beautiful cinematography, this is sure to be a must-watch for fans of the bands. Check out the trailer and poster below!
Watch the trailer and take a look at the poster for Emmett Malloy’s Big Easy Express:
3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train, and thousands of miles of track. The Big Easy Express documents a cinematic musical journey. Directed by renowned filmmaker Emmett Malloy and starring some of the finest acts in music today, this incredible new film captures nothing less than history in the making. In April of 2011, indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain’s acclaimed Mumford & Sons climbed aboard a beautiful antique train in California, setting out for New Orleans, Louisiana on a “tour of dreams.” The resulting film from this journey is nothing short of magical. Part road movie and part concert film, Big Easy Express bears witness to the birth of a new musical era. With poignancy and beauty, Malloy documents these incredible musicians as they ride the rails and wow the crowds from Oakland to New Orleans. So climb on board for a vibrant, raucous, railway adventure. Filled with joyous crowds, late night laughter, endless music…and a train that was bound for glory.