Jake Gyllenhaal and the Big Easy Express documentary

For those of you luckily residing in or traveling to Nashville in a couple of weeks (Apr 26, to be precise), here’s your chance to see – at the NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL – the documentary of what I’m sure was an incredible railroad adventure: that of Mumford and Sons along with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show all together on a RAILROAD TOUR with this train, which consisted of 15 vintage railcars from the ’50s and ’60s

“3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train, and thousands of miles of track…BIG EASY EXPRESS captures a musical journey. Harkening back to the days of jubilant railroad revivals, three bands set out in April of 2011 to tour America by vintage train. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mumford & Sons climbed aboard amid the rail yards of Oakland and set out for New Orleans on a “tour of dreams.” BIG EASY EXPRESS documents the bands’ railway adventures; the high canyons, joyous crowds, blasted skies, late-night laughter, endless music…and a train that was bound for glory.  

Here’s the trailer of the film which will be playing on closing night, Thursday, April 26th at 7 p.m. at Regal, and a FREE screening, at Centennial Park, open to the public, later Thursday evening.

 Some of you might wonder what’s Jake Gyllenhaal got to do with this. 

Let me freshen your memory:

Here he is. Jake was dragged along by Mr. Mumford and Sons as the mascot of the band and had the time of his life. He was relaxed and clearly enjoying himself, doing something he liked leaving the stress of his celebrity-everyday-life home.

For those of us who aren’t lucky and won’t be able to make it to Nashville, I hope the video will be publicly released very soon and I hope Jake will pop up here and there and everywhere with his infectious laughter and warm eyes.

I’ll gladly re-post this vid of the song “This train was bound for glory” that closed up a concert, see if you manage to stay put and see if you can spot Jake!


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