May 08 2012

Movie Premier-The Last Ride, A Story of Hank Williams

Published by at 11:07 pm under Events

The Strand is proud to announce that we have been chosen to as the midwest site for the
Sneak Preview of this special movie. Catch it the first weekend in June.
Adults $8 Children 12 and Under $5

He called himself Luke the Drifter. He pioneered, and pretty much invented what we know today as country music. At the peak of his career, he was acknowledged to be the greatest singer-songwriter in American history.   But after a meteoric rise to record and radio super-stardom in the late 1940’s, the man had made a train wreck of his life. Drugs, alcohol, and a hair-trigger temper had ended two marriages, ruined a host of friendships and made the tortured genius a virtual untouchable in the music business.
So at the end of 1952, Hank Williams gathered what was left of his physical strength to make things right, and begin the long road back. He booked New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio, and hired a local kid who didn’t even own a radio, much less know who this legend was, to drive him there from Montgomery Alabama. No one else wanted the job.
Inspired by the mysterious final days Hank Williams’ mercurial life, THE LAST RIDE is the story of that final drive through the bleak Appalachian countryside of 1950’s America. A lonely two-man odyssey; a boy coming of age, and a man leaving this world way before his time, a victim of his own abuses.

Runtime:  – 1:42 minutes; color,  aspect ratio 16×9.  Rated PG-13 Thematic element: Some language, a fight and smoking


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