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Spotlight on ‘King’ executive producer Rosanne Cash


The 4th Annual Bonita Springs International Film Festival opens February 21 with a screening of The King, a documentary in which filmmaker Eugene Jarecki examines through the artifice of a road trip employing Elvis Pressley’s 1963 Rolls Royce Phantom V how American culture has evolved – or devolved – in the 40 years that have elapsed since Pressley’s untimely death. Rosanne Cash served as an executive producer on the film.

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/ songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned 4 Grammy Awards and 11 nominations, as well as 21 top 40 hits, including 11 No. 1 singles. She is also an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.”

Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Oxford-American, The Nation and many more print and online publications. In addition to regular touring, Cash has partnered in programming collaborations with Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, San Francisco Jazz, Minnesota Orchestra and The Library of Congress.

She was awarded the SAG/AFTRA Lifetime Achievement award for Sound Recordings in 2012 and received the 2014 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts. She was chosen as a Perspective Series artist at Carnegie Hall for the 2015-16 season, and curated a series of American roots music, including her own performance. She continues her association with Carnegie Hall as a Creative Partner for the 2017-18 season.

She also served as 2015 Artist-in-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame that same year.

Cash’s landmark 2009 album, The List, won the Americana Music Album of the Year award. In her latest release, The River and the Thread, a collaboration with husband/co- writer/producer and arranger John Leventhal, Cash evokes a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, musical and historic landscape of the American South. The album garnered impressive worldwide acclaim and won 3 Grammy Awards in 2015.

She is currently writing the lyrics for a musical with John Leventhal, composer, and John Weidman, book writer.

As well as regular touring, Cash is also recording a new album of original songs with Leventhal producing half the album and Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Mavis Staples, Neko Case) producing the other half. The album is called She Remembers Everything.

The King screens on Thursday, February 21 during the opening of the 4th Annual Bonita Springs International Film Festival.

February 18, 2019.

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