Reason #100: American Harmony
Whether you saw it at film festival, when it aired on The Documentary Channel, or *gulp* have yet to see it to this day, American Harmony is far more than a documentary—it’s an experience. And it’s one that makes you proud to be a part of the a cappella world.
From the story of Max Q—should-be champions struggling with lofty expectations, ego and perhaps too much talent; to the story of Reveille, an aging quartet that hopes for nothing more than one last chance to entertain, this film centered on the Barbershop Harmony Society International finals and the myriad journeys that culminate there. It’s a slice of something unique a cappella culture, and something as general as a slice of Americana; it’s a viewing experience few viewers—a cappella fans or not—will ever forget.
I love it!