QFT presents a screening of John T Davis' classic Nashville documentary, followed by a performance from John T Davis with Colin Henry. A special event as part of Nashville in Belfast and Docs Ireland.
Heart on the Line offers a rare insight into the lyrics, lives and attitudes of Nashville’s songwriters, the largely unknown men and women whose art is the lifeblood of the country music industry.
The film features performances and commentary by major songwriters such as Harlan Howard, ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement and Whitey Schafer as well as unacknowledged but equally gifted composers like Junior Lee Farrell and Danny Jackson. We witness Dean Dillon and Frank Dycus on retreat at Dale Hollow Lake, Tennessee as they collaborate on the song which gives Davis’ film its title.
All of the songwriters have in common a will to communicate with powerful honesty - in their songs and in their lives these are artists unafraid to lay their hearts on the line.
The screening will be followed by a short live performance from John T Davis, accompanied by Colin Henry.
This event is supported by Film Hub NI, part of the BFI Film Audience Network.