The River


The River: A Songwriter’s Stories of the South is unlike anything you’ve seen. Starring the Nashville-based cosmic roots music band, Coyote Motel, it is a music and performance film but also a cultural history, a memoir, and a psychedelic experience.

In 10 songs and stories, The River explores the lives, lore, and locales along three great rivers of the American South — the Mississippi, the Cumberland, and the Tallahatchie. Conceived and written by Coyote Motel pack leader Ted Drozdowski and directed by Richie Owens of Parlor Films, the crowdfunded film is also the collaborative work of more than 15 Nashville indie artists, including light art creators Darling Lucifer Productions and the aerialists of Suspended Gravity Circus.