On Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m., The Gnu’s Room will screen “Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music” a documentary PBS’s POV Series. The screening is free and open to the public.
In this classic 1969 documentary, the Man in Black is captured at his peak, the first of many in a looming roller-coaster career. Fresh on the heels of his Folsom Prison album, Cash reveals the dark intensity and raw talent that made him a country music star and cultural icon. Director Robert Elfstrom got closer than any other filmmaker to Cash, who is seen performing with his new bride June Carter Cash, in a rare duet with Bob Dylan, and behind the scenes with friends, family and aspiring young musicians.
Jim Ryan, professor in the Department of English, will lead a discussion following the film.
The Gnu’s Room, in partnership with the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the AU College of Liberal Arts, will screen POV films throughout the year. PBS’s POV (Point of View) is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films.Coffee and pastries will be available for purchase.