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The Essentials: Walk the Line (2005)

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
(PG-13, 136 min.)


Saturday, March 20, 2021

1:00 PM

Sunday, March 21, 2021

6:00 PM

The Essentials: Music Biopics
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Summary: The story of the young Johnny Cash and his incendiary love affair with June Carter Cash come to life in Walk the Line. (20th Century Fox)

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin
Director: James Mangold
Genre(s): Biography, Drama, Romance, Music

Tickets are $9/Adults, $8/Students & Seniors, and Free for Members

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"A definitive portrait of one of most influential figures in modern American music."

— Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

"A Johnny Cash biopic equally packed with music and frustrated love, Walk the Line goes from compelling to enthralling."

— Mike Clark, USA Today

"Walk the Line superbly combines music and two of the year's most riveting performances to tell one of the screen's great love stories."

— Lou Lumenick, New York Post

"It's a celebration of the good times and bad times shared by a man and woman who found each other in the middle of some historic craziness, and it rocks."

— Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"What Phoenix and Witherspoon accomplish in this movie is transcendent. They act with every bone and inch of flesh and facial plane, and each tone and waver of their voice."

— Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun

"Walk the Line leaves you feeling an unusual sensation, at least as far as current movies go: You feel as if you've gotten your money's worth when it comes to entertainment and drama."

— Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News

"Mangold was wisely generous with the amount of musical performance he included in the film, and the later scenes -- showing Cash and Carter as partners -- are so well shot and edited, they defy you to sit still."

— Jack Mathews, New York Daily News