Cash Festival Opens With Movie Presentation, Discussion

DYESS, Ark. — Fans of Johnny Cash swarmed the Dyess Colony Visitors Center to watch a pair of films related to the 2018 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Thursday during the event’s opening day.

Dr. Heath Carpenter,  American Studies, Harding University, served as the moderator of discussion following the noon showing of O Brother, Where Art  Thou?, while Michael Streissguth, Communication and Film Studies of Le Moyne College in N.Y., led the discussion after the documentary, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.

Viewers from throughout Arkansas as well as Wisconsin, Montana, Iowa and Nevada were on hand for the three-day festival, with other states expected to be represented.    MORE

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