OK Buckaroos: The Life, Music and Good Times of Jerry Jeff Walker


Franklin Theatre Thu, Feb 6, 2014 7:00 PM
Event Info
Doors Open:30 Minutes Prior
Cinema Info
Run Time:1 hour, 22 minutes


In the sixties he was a street singer. In the seventies he led a musical movement. In the eighties he walked away from the recording industry. This is the story of a troubadour’s life in the last years of the 20th music has led from the nation’s biggest arenas to hundred year old honky-tonks; from Upstate New York to the beaches of Key West and the hustling sidewalks of New Orleans to the solace of the Texas Hill Country – and far beyond. He has been a cog in the wheel of the recording industry’s star-making machinery and an involuntary pioneer on the frontier of artistic independence. He wrote one of the biggest mainstream hits of all time and still managed to help jump start a maverick musical movement.
Patrick Tourville's admiring yet even-handed perspective allows room for Walker's human flaws, his moodiness and his propensity for excess, whether consuming liquor or carelessly spending his hard-earned fortune. But what emerges most strongly is a portrait of an artist and performer of unshakable integrity... Philip Wuntch, Film Critic and Jurist at the Dallas IFF