Art and Film Historian Jill Kiefer will introduce each movie, and lead a discussion that will separate fact from fiction following each film.
Walk the Line (2009)
This movie follows the rise of country music legend Johnny Cash. It begins with his days as a boy growing up on a family farm in Arkansas, where he struggles under the scorn of his father. As the years pass, Cash ends up in Memphis, Tennessee with his wife, Vivian. He breaks into the music scene after finding his trademark sound. While on tour, Cash meets the love of his life, singer June Carter, but Cash's volatile lifestyle threatens to keep them apart. Remarkable performances grace this film that is as much about Cash’s loves as it is about his life. Stars Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, and Ginnifer Goodwin. Directed by James Mangold.