On Tuesday, July 18th, the Franklin Theatre will host a viewing of the documentary “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy” followed by a Q&A. Purchase your tickets online for the 7 pm showing.
Narrated by Rosanne Cash, “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy” – part of the American Masters strand on Public Television, examines the roots of Cline’s impact in both personal and cultural terms to illuminate how she arrived at a pivotal moment in the evolution of American culture and, with Decca Records producer Owen Bradley, synthesized country, pop and rock in a new way to create the Nashville Sound. With exclusive access to the Cline estate, the film features rare performances of such Cline classics as “Walkin’ After Midnight” “Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray,” “Come On In,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Crazy,” “You Made Me Love You” and more. The documentary also features exclusive archival interviews with Cline’s contemporaries and new interviews with a wide range of artists who have been influenced by Cline: LeAnn Rimes, Kacey Musgraves, Rhiannon Giddens, Wanda Jackson, Bill Anderson, Beverly D’Angelo, Callie Khouri, Reba McEntire, Mickey Guyton, Terri Clark, Mandy Barnett, and more.
Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932-March 5, 1963) defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heart-wrenching emotional depth to break down barriers of gender, class and genre. In her music and her life, she set a standard of authenticity towards which artists still strive. After years of hard work to overcome industry gender biases and her own personal hardships and professional missteps, she achieved success, only to have it punctured by uncanny premonitions and her untimely death at age 30.
Following the screening, there will be a panel for Q&A afterwards featuring:
– Julie Fudge – Patsy Cline’s Daughter
– Mandy Barnett – Recording Artist – Star of “Always Patsy Cline”
– Barbara Hall – Director of the film
– Mario Munoz – Manager of the Patsy Cline Museum
The Franklin Theatre is located at 419 Main Street in downtown Franklin.