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More than half a million viewers on BBC4

December 1, 2009

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison aired on BBC4 in the United Kingdom Friday, November 27, grabbing the attention of more than half a million viewers. The Documentary aired as part of an entire evening of television devoted to the Man in Black.

TV ratings: BBC4 Cashes in with more than 500,000 – The Guardian

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, a new documentary about the singer’s controversial 1968 concert in California, averaged 429,000 viewers between 9pm and 10pm, a 2% multichannel share, peaking with 529,000 for its final 15 minutes, according to unofficial overnight figures.

Read more about the BBC4’s evening of Cash here.

Hola España!

November 6, 2009

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison is making its Spanish Premiere this week at the In Edit Music Documentary Film Festival in Barcelona. Director Bestor Cram is attending the festival and will be doing a Q & A after some of the screenings. Click on the festival name below to find out more information about each screening.

Nov. 5, 6, & 8, 2009In-Edit International Music Documentary Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain

Nov. 7, 2009 – Memorimage Festival in Reus, Spain

Nov. 27-79, 2009Dock of the Bay in San Sebastian, Spain

Flower Pickin’ Festival

October 20, 2009

A screening of “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison” kicked of the Johnny Cash Flower Pickin’ Festival in Starkville, Mississippi, this past weekend.

The third annual festival commemorated the night of May 11, 1965, when Cash was arrested after performing at Mississippi State University. The police said he was arrested for public drunkenness on private property, but Cash maintains he was simply “pickin’ flowers.” He spent one night in jail.

In 2007, the city offered a symbolic pardon to the “Man in Black” at the first Flower Pickin’ Festival.

The Commercial Dispatch wrapped up this year’s festival, Johnny Cash Festival rocks Starkville.

Check out this video preview made by the Festival:

Fall Screenings 2009

September 18, 2009

From Nova Scotia to Newburyport, the Focal Award-nominated Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison is being screened at several festivals in September, October and November 2009!

This is your chance to see the film, which has been hailed by the press as “illuminating” and “a glorious portrait of the Man in Black.”

Click on the festival title for more info.

Sept 23, 2009 at 7:10 p.m. Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sept 27, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Newburyport Documentary Film Festival in Newburyport, MA

Oct 23-24, 2009 The 8th SF Doc Fest in San Fransisco, CA

Oct. 29-Nov. 8, 2009 In-Edit International Music Documentary Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain

Nov. 7, 2009 Memorimage Festival in Reus, Spain

Nov. 11-15, 2009 Rokumentti Rock Film Festival in Joensuu, Finland

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison on CMT Blog

April 10, 2009

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison Documentary Is the Real Deal | CMT Blog
With the Nashville Film Festival in town, there are plenty of chances to put your Netflix queue on hold and see what’s going on with modern film making.
CMT Blog – http://blog.cmt.com/

Welcome

April 9, 2009

Welcome to the Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison blog, a new source of updated information on the 2008 documentary film directed and produced by Bestor Cram at Northern Light Productions.

Check back often for the latest news and screenings.

Upcoming 2009 Screenings

March 20, 2009

The Focal Award-nominated Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison is being screened at the following festivals!

This is your chance to see the film, which has been hailed by the press as “illuminating” and “a glorious portrait of the Man in Black.”

Click on the festival title for more info.

April 22, 2009 Indie Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal

April 23, 2009 On Location: Memphis International Film Festival in Memphis, Tennessee

April 24, 2009 IFFBoston (Independent Film Festival) in Boston, Masschusetts

April 24, 2009 at 1pm Newport Beach Film FestivalCalifornia

May 8, 2009 Maryland Film Festival in Baltimore, Maryland

May 15, 2009 Festival Blues Piacenza in Italy

June 17-20, 2009 North by Northeast (NXNE) in Toronto, Canada

June 20, 2009 Reno Film Festival in Reno, Nevada

July 25, 2009 Woodshole Film Festival in Woodshole, MA

August 15, 2009 Downtown Film Fest at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA

Sept 2-6th, 2009 Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA