Bitter Tears Revisited

Film Screening of We’re Still Here: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

David C. Barnett of WCPN will serve as moderator.

LOCATION: 
Case Western Reserve University’s Tinkham Veale University Center (11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH). 

This event is free and reservations are not required.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Based on Antonino D'Ambrosio's book A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears, this film tells the story behind Cash's lost Native American-themed concept album and his unique collaboration with folk artist Peter Lafarge. The film also chronicles the reimagining of Cash's highly controversial 1964 record on its 50th anniversary, as recorded at Nashville's historic Sound Emporium Studios by such artists as Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings and The Milk Carton Kids, working with album producer Joe Henry and legendary studio musicians Dennis Crouch, Patrick Warren and Jay Bellerose.