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American Folk

American Folk is a touching musical about two strangers who meet while on a plane, bound for New York, the morning of September 11th, 2001. 

As all flights are grounded and the airport evacuated, Elliott (Joe Purdy) and Joni (Amber Rubarth) are thrust together amidst the chaos of that day. Neither have a plan, but thanks to the help of an old friend Scottie (Krisha Fairchild), they eventually find themselves bound for NYC in a rusty old 1972 Chevy Van. 

The road trip proves to be much more enlightening than a few hours on a plane ever could. Elliott and Joni re-discover the healing nature of folk music and bear witness to a nation of people who, even while mourning, manage to lift each other up in the wake of tragedy.

99 min/ CA/ Oklahoma Premiere

Director: David Heinz
Writer: David Heinz
Producer: Matt Miller, Fiona Walsh
Cast: Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth, Krisha Fairchild, Bruce Beatty, Elizabeth Dennehy

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