Stetsons, Texas twangs, un-ironic facial hair, and Old Glory in all her splendor: Willie Nelsons 4th of July Celebration tosses up a salute to an America that probably doesnt exist anymore, but then again, this film practically doesnt, either. The 1979 classic of concert cinema is virtually extinct on video, but, lucky for us jaded city folk, it will return to the big screen once again this holiday weekend. Amid a flannel sea of 10,000 Lone Starpounding patriots, director Yabo Yablonski captures Nelson in his primethat is, curiously sober and astutewhile Doug the Ragin Cajun Kershaw attacks the fiddle, and Leon Russell, much to the shows own benefit, becomes progressively more drunk as the night goes on.
Sat., July 3, 8 p.m.; Sun., July 4, 5:30 p.m., 2010
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