Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: A Film Screening and Conversation with Michael Streissguth

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A part of Indie Memphis Nights Weekly Film Series. Directed and produced by Bestor Cram, Written and produced by Michael Streissguth.

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison explores the historical context of Johnny Cash’s seminal concert album, “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison” on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Based on writer Michael Streissguth’s acclaimed book Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece, the program weaves together compelling interviews with archival photography to evoke the spirit of that momentous day on Jan. 13, 1968 when Johnny Cash appeared on stage at Folsom Prison and re-imagined his destiny. Participants include: Rosanne Cash, band member Marty Stuart, former inmate Millard Dedmon, and relatives of inmate/singer Glen Sherley, who famously wrote “Greystone Chapel” for Cash. 

McNeil Concert Hall at Rhodes College
613 University St.
Free and Open to the Public