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Heartworn Highways

January 2 @ 6:00 pm

Playing in the CCA Cinema

Film + Discussion with Special Guests Terry Allen + Jo Harvey Allen

Note: If you bought tickets for our previously scheduled screening on December 26, stop (or call) the box office either to switch your ticket to January 2 or arrange for a refund.

The best music and the best whiskey come from the same part of the country.

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.

Writer/Director: James Szalapski
Stars: Steve Young, Guy Clark, David Allan Coe, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Charlie Daniels
Running Time: 1 hr. 32 min.

Film: Documentary, Biography, Music

After the film screening, CCA is proud to welcome Terry Allen and Jo Harvey Allen, who were friends with nearly all the artists featured in this film and have scads of stories to share about them! Join us for a fun music-filled get-together!

Terry Allen is a musician and artist from Lubbock, Texas, currently living in Santa Fe. His music career includes performing as a guest artist on many Texas country and outlaw music albums and inviting legendary country guest artists to join him on his own albums. In addition to writing music for films, Terry has recorded thirteen albums of original country songs, including classics like Juarez, his 1975 art-country album, and Lubbock (On Everything), his 1979 groundbreaking autobiographical album.

In the international art world, Terry is known for his visual, performance, and conceptual art works, including paintings and large-scale bronze sculptures. His work is in some of the most prestigious museum collections in America, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum, and LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Jo Harvey Allen is an actress, playwright, poet, and artist from Lubbock, too. After marrying Terry in 1961, she moved to Los Angeles and began writing poetry and staging poetry performances. In the 1960s, she was one of the pioneer women hosting radio music and talk shows in Southern California. In the 1970s, she was one of the first performance artists presenting work in alternative spaces, cafes, art galleries, and museums.

As an actress, she is best known for her numerous film roles (Fried Green Tomatoes, David Byrne’s True Stories, The Other Kind, The Horseman) and her critically claimed one-woman shows (Counter Angel). Her photo and video installations have been presented in galleries across the United States, and she is the recipient of Art Matters and NEA fellowships. In 2015, she was an inductee into the West Texas Walk of Fame.


Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders

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