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

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Case Western Reserve University and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host a screening of We’re Still Here: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center.

Based on Antonino D’Ambrosio’s book A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears, the film tells the story behind Cash’s lost Native American-themed concept album and his unique collaboration with folk artist Peter Lafarge.

It 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.

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

Learn more about the event at rockhall.com/film-screening-were-still-here-johnny-cashs-bitter-tears-revisited.