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CINEMATHEQUE AT HOME

Heartworn Highways

Available to rent for $6.99
February 9 - March 18
Directed by James Szalapski
1975, USA, 92 min, New Restoration

This title is available to rent via Cinematheque at Home for $6.99. This is not only an opportunity for our patrons to see new cinema, but is an important way that they can continue to support independent film during this pandemic with 50% of all sales supporting our theatre.

In the mid-‘70s, filmmaker James Szalapski documented the then-nascent country music movement that would become known as “outlaw country.” Inspired, in part, by newly-long-haired Willie Nelson’s embrace of hippie attitudes and audiences, a younger generation of artists including Townes Van Zandt, David Alan Coe, Steve Earle and Guy Clark popularized and developed the outlaw sound. It borrowed from rock, folk and bluegrass, with an edge that was missing from mainstream Nashville country. This newly-restored documentary includes rarely-captured performances of the aforementioned musicians as they perfected this then-new style and helped change the course of country music history.

Reviews

Heartworn Highways [is] less about capturing these artists before their break, and really about traditions – upholding them, breaking them, and rebuilding them. It’s about found community and family, coalescing on the outskirts around a common chord. And that’s a story still being constantly formed at every moment, whether the camera is filming or not.
- Doug Freeman, Austin Chronicle
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