The 39th Portland International Film Festival: I SAW THE LIGHT

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British actor Tom Hiddleston inhabits the role of legendary singer/songwriter Hank Williams, an artist who revolutionized country music with his raw charisma, haunting voice, and original songs. While ?I Saw the Light showcases Williams’ meteoric rise to fame and fortune, it also reveals the dark and troubled life that existed away from the spotlight. From the drug and alcohol addictions to troubled relationships to the string of broken hearts he left in his wake, it was Hank Williams’ tumultuous existence that not only fueled his powerful lyrics and heartfelt songs, but also brought his life to its tragically short end. Elizabeth Olsen shines as William’s wife Audrey and Hiddleston performs William’s classic hits with conviction. (123 mins.)

Sponsored by Hotel Eastlund.

 

The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

I SAW THE LIGHT screens Sunday, February 21 at 7pm at Cinema 21. The film is being presented as part of our 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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