Throw Down Your Heart Synopsis
World-renowned banjo player Béla Fleck travels to Africa to learn about the instrument's origins.
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Portland Oregonian

Meeting at the intersection of cinema, history and ethnomusicology.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Part road trip, part music lesson, follows virtuoso musician Béla Fleck on a trip through Africa to reclaim the banjo's roots. It's an...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

The saving grace of Throw Down Your Heart is Fleck himself, who transcends the contrived unconventionality of the project to emanate a...
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The gentle, upbeat documentary Throw Down Your Heart chronicles the African pilgrimage of the American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck in search...
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70

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Sascha Paladino's overlong but engaging doc about banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck's harmonious journey through four African countries.
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63

Boston Globe

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Through it all, Fleck seems at a loss for words, stumbling through small talk and staring feebly as a Ugandan musician weeps during a song...
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50

Film Threat

By Phil Hall
For the most part, Fleck doesn't seem particularly intrigued on finding the banjo’s African heritage – the film offers little in the way of...
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50

New York Post

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Fleck fails to provide any personal charisma, although the music is infectious.
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