Echo in the Canyon


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jul 12, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jul 13, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jul 15, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Jul 17, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Jul 18, 2019 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Music Documentary
Release Year:2018
Run Time:82 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Andrew Slater
Executive Producer(s):Jakob Dylan
Cast:All-star cast of musicians


“Echo in the Canyon” celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. 

It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. 

Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the Laurel Canyon scene via never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. 

“Echo in the Canyon” contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (Mamas & the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby (The Byrds), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) their contemporaries Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash and slightly younger followers Jackson Browne and Tom Petty (in his last film interview) as well as contemporary musicians influenced by their music such as Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.

“Sensational! It’s irresistible in every way.” – Deadline

“A resonant tribute to an almost-bygone era.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A music documentary up there with the all-time greats. Will be watched for decades.” – FilmThreat