Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Art of Southern Film: "Johnny Cash's America"

Ogden Museum - April 18th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fifth Floor: Art in the Contemporary South Gallery

Screening and discussion with filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon
Reception to follow at Zoƫ at W Hotel, 333 Poydras

"Johnny Cash's America" (2008) sheds new light on the Arkansas-born "Man in Black," utilizing an array of sources and materials, including unreleased footage, photos and recordings, and intimate interviews with family and friends. This extraordinary documentary portrait by award-winning filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon explores the prominent themes of Cash's life and legacy, including love of the land, freedom, justice, temptation, faith and redemption. This is the movie's Louisiana premiere. Co-presented by the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation.

About the Series: The Art of Southern Film: Established Masters/Emerging Makers at the Ogden showcases established and emerging auteurs whose films and videos present unique visions and versions of the people and places, memories and histories of the American South. Quarterly events include discussion with filmmakers and collaborators, as well as the temporary exhibition of relevant artwork.
Series Producer: Madeleine Molyneaux

Members: FREE
Non-members: $10
Information or to reserve a spot, call Stephanie Spicer at (504) 539-9618

Contact: Libra LaGrone, 504.539.9600,

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