we're still here: johnny cash's bitter tears revisited
Dir. Antonino D’Ambrosio | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2015 | 59 min.
SUNDAY, March 20, 2016 - Chilmark School
Discussion to follow (via Skype) with director Antonino D’Ambrosio
In 1964, the year of the landmark Civil Rights Act, Johnny Cash recorded Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian. The album focused exclusively on the troubled history of this country’s first oppressed people, Native Americans. Then known solely as a country singer, Cash was lambasted for the concept album and his perceived transition to the activist folk scene. Fifty years later, a group of modern-day balladeers, including Bill Miller, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, and The Milk Carton Kids, revisit and reimagine the controversial songs at a time when our country is once again gripped by racial tension and social unrest.
Special Pricing: $5 members / $10 general admission
Thank you to the screening sponsor