Genius Month: Walk the Line Screening

February 3rd

The penultimate screening of Genius Month takes our guests on a journey through the troubled and tumultuous life of one of Country Music – and, well, music generally’s – greatest ever exponents, Johnny Cash.

Walk the Line, directed by James Mangold and starring Joaqim Phoenix as Cash, follows the early years in the career of the American music legend.

The young Cash sets out on life’s journey battered by his brother’s accidental death and an abusive father, who blames him for the incident. His rise to fame with such hits as “A Boy Named Sue” and “Ring of Fire” is countered by his struggle with amphetamines, barbiturates and alcohol.

His instability, both financial and emotional, leads to the failure of his first marriage. The few comforts of his unhappy youth had come from the radio programs of June Carter (played to perfection by Reese Witherspoon), the luminous daughter of country music’s first family. When their paths cross, it’s her devotion and support that becomes his salvation.

Upon its release in 2005, Walk the Line was received with universal critical acclaim, praised for its committed cast, spot-on lead performances, and predictably pitch-perfect soundtrack, and picking up five Academy Award nominations, and one victory in the Best Actress category (courtesy of Reese Witherspoon).

In short, Walk The Line captures the emotional subtleties of the genius of Johnny Cash with a freshness that is a pleasure to watch.

Tickets are £15 for one, or £20 for a pair when you use the code ‘ringoffire’ at checkout. Complimentary cocktail included as standard.

FORMAT

Arrival – Attendees will arrive through the doors of our liquor store at 6:30pm to allow time for them to settle in and purchase any beer, wine, or other refreshments they like. Alternatively, guests can make their way down into our Cellar Bar to select their complimentary cocktail for the night.

Screening – Then, guests will be invited upstairs to our new 52-seater cinema room, where at 7pm sharp the film will begin.

Afters – After the show, attendees will be invited back down to the Cellar Bar, where you can drink, discuss, and continue your evening. Reservations recommended, although not mandatory.

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