Meeting Charlie Parr

Red Wing Fall Festival of the Arts
70 minutes
USA, France

When the filmmakers heard Minnesota folksinger Charlie Parr playing live in Sydney, Australia, they fell in love with his music. They followed his career and went to see him play a year later in their native Paris. They chatted with Parr, and he invited them to come hear him play in Duluth — which inspired them to create a documentary about this unique musician. Fascinated with the United States as well as with its music, they thought that following an emblematic Minnesota singer was a perfect starting point for a journey off the beaten track. The result is a film that resonates with artistry, honesty and intelligence.

Fran├žois-Xavier Dubois, Charles Dubois, Julien Bertrand, and Nicolas Reverchon