Screening of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
The Hammer Museum – Santa Monica, CA
The making of Cash’s landmark album is the narrative arc of this new documentary about a concert recorded in a prison cafeteria and captured by legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall. Two prisoners’ lives are also interwoven into the structure of this film that examines the transition of Cash’s character and his career. The presence of life in Folsom, the obstacles its prisoners faced and the struggles Cash encountered are brought to the surface. Original animation, interviews, and long lost archival material make this a compelling journey with one of America’s most celebrated icons revealing a complex unknown man in black. Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison celebrates his music, the history of an unprecedented recording, and its significance in understanding a life forever defined by darkness and light.
West Coast Premiere.
Starts at 7:00pm
Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Bestor Cram.
* All Hammer public programs are free. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVP’s not required.
The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
For more info on the Hammer website, visit: http://www.hammer.ucla.edu/programs/52/