NOW BOOKING: THE NASHVILLE SESSIONS at ArtHouse Crouch End
We love a mini-season. Like a mini-fillet – all the taste, none of the excess (with some tickets at £5, this one’s also very affordable!). Throw on your cowboy boots, stonewash jeans and “git awn down” to ArtHouse Crouch End for some real-life country music film fun!
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The lovely people at ArtHouse Crouch End promise to get working on their country accents as they announce a new mini-season celebrating Nashville, The Grand Ole Opry and Country Music. Things start this week with a regular run of WILD ROSE (12 to 18 APR) and a special screening of A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON (13 APR 17:00). CHASE THE DEVIL (21 APR 16:00) is on the following week looking at America’s isolated mountain music.
It seems this one is personal… ArtHouse programmer Jack tells us “One of our staff members, Roisin, has a dream come true next week as she actually goes out to Nashville to see some of her favourite artists live, and even put on a few open mics of her own! Bring us back some chicken please ma’am!” And yes, that accent really does need some work…
WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 (12 to 18 APR):
Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jessie Buckley (BEAST), is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense…
A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON d. Les Blank, 1974 (13 APR 17:00, £5):
“The inimitable master of documentary Les Blank considered this free-form feature documentary about beloved singer-songwriter Leon Russell, filmed between 1972 and 1974, to be one of his greatest accomplishments. Yet it had not been released until 2015. Hired by Russell to film him at his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, Blank ended up constructing a unique, intimate portrait of a musician and his environment.”
CHASE THE DEVIL aka Beats of the Heart: Chase the Devil – Religious Music of the Appalachian Mountains d. Jeremy Marre, 1983 (21 APR 16:00, £5):
“In CHASE THE DEVIL, one can see the inflow and outflow of musical ideas, with Nashville as a sort of Mecca to some and “Devil’s shrine” to others residing in proximate mountain pockets. There’s gospel, bluegrass, folk blues, country and holy roller types of music, and mixtures of them all. You want coal miner protest songs? They’re there. Snake handlers and poison drinkers and those drunk in the fruits of the holy ghost, speaking in tongues? They’re there!”
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