The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s “American Pie”

With a narrative running deeper than a catchy tune and cryptic verses, “American Pie” is a musical phenomenon woven deep into the history of American culture, entertaining audiences around the world for over 50 years. This documentary tells the stories of the people who were a part of this moment from the beginning, shows the point of view of a new generation of artists who are motivated by the same values and ideas that inspired the song’s creation, and highlights cultural moments in America’s history that are as relevant now as they were in 1971, when the song was released.

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Film Cast:

  • Self: Don McLean
  • Self: Garth Brooks
  • Self: Brian Wilson
  • Self: Peter Gallagher
  • Self (archive footage): Buddy Holly
  • Self (archive footage): Ritchie Valens
  • Self (archive footage): The Big Bopper
  • Self: Austin Brown
  • Self: Rob Lundquist
  • Self: Adam Rupp
  • Self: Tim Foust
  • Self: Adam Chance
  • Self: Jencarlos Canela
  • Self: Maffio
  • Self: Jade Bird

Film Crew:

  • Director: Mark Moormann
  • Producer: Spencer Proffer
  • Executive Producer: Bruce Gillmer

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