Movies like Sweetwater 1999

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Sweetwater (1999)
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Sweetwater (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1969, the band Sweetwater led by lead vocalist Nansi Nevins opened Woodstock and subsequently got considerable media attention, appearing on a number of TV shows. But just as they appeared to be getting a really break big, they just disappeared. Thirty years later, a cable TV reporter for MIX TV, a musical station, is removed from her show because of being stoned on air. Her station gives her a choice of being dismissed or investigating what happened to Sweetwater. A blending of modern day fiction and past fact is then blended in this biographical story.
Plot: rock band, female director, car accident
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: woodstock

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Duration: 100 min.
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Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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