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Preview Screening: Patsy Cline & Country Music, A Film by Ken Burns
September 2 @ 5:30 PM
Celebrate Patsy Cline with a Sneak Preview of COUNTRY MUSIC by Ken Burns!
Join the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, WETA TV 26 and Celebrating Patsy Cline for a preview and discussion of the eight-part series COUNTRY MUSIC, a film by Ken Burns/Florentine Films, on Monday, September 2 at 5:30pm. This special screening for Patsy Cline’s hometown will explore the exciting history of country music with an emphasis on the country music icon Patsy Cline.
Special guests include Julie Fudge, Patsy Cline’s daughter, and Florentine Films producer Susan Shumaker, with musical performances by Maria Price & Another Fine Mess.
A portion of ticket sales will benefit both Celebrating Patsy Cline and WETA TV 26.
About the Series:
COUNTRY MUSIC is an eight-part, 16-hour documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns, written and produced by Dayton Duncan, and produced by Julie Dunfey, that explores the history of a uniquely American art form. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, hymns, minstrel music, and the blues performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music.
COUNTRY MUSIC explores questions such as “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?“ while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created and shaped it. From the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more, we’ll explore stories as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.
Tune in to COUNTRY MUSIC starting Sunday, September 15 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD or stream for free on the PBS app.