Johnny Physical opens for Johnny Cash at the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City. Yes, the Mexican premiere of Johnny Physical Lives will be held at 9 p.m. on Friday, August 26 and 9:15pm on Saturday, August 27 as part of the Phono-Cinema Film Festival.
Johnny Cash was a HUGE influence on Johnny Physical so this is a truly remarkable pairing. Directed by Antonino D’Ambrosio, A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears tells the story behind Cash’s largely unknown 1964 concept album, a moving tribute to the Native American experience. The album was ignored by mainstream press at the time of its release, and Cash and Columbia Records took out a full page ad in Billboard challenging his critics for refusing to play it. Even so, Bitter Tears became a landmark musical statement of political sadness and outrage.