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9th(2013)
The Last Ride
USA | 2012 | 102min | DCP | COLOR | Drama

PROGRAM NOTE

Hank Williams 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 1940s, the man had made a train wreck of his life. Inspired by the mysterious final days Hank’s mercurial life, The Last Ride is the story of that final drive through the bleak Appalachian countryside of 1950s 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. 

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DIRECTOR

Harry Thomason

Born in Arkansas. Since 1973, he worked as director and producer on various films and television series. In 2004, he directed the critically acclaimed feature documentary, The Hunting of the President, a film nominated for the Writer’s Guild Best Documentary. Thomason has been nominated or won numerous awards including the Emmy and the Directors Guild Award. 
Producer
: Benjy Gaither, Douglas Jackson
Cast
: Henry Thomas, Jesse James
Screenwriter
: Howard Klausner, Dub Cornett
Cinematography
: Jim Roberson
Editor
: Leo Papin
Music
: Benjy Gaither
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