Easily one of the best biopics about a musician ever made! This 1980 film chronicles the life of country singer Loretta Lynn. Sissy Spacek brings serious sincerity and depth to her portrayal of Loretta and does her own very credible singing in the movie, as does Beverly D'Angelo in the role of Patsy Cline. Tommy Lee Jones also delivers one of his best performances. Beautiful cinematography, great music and top0notch acting add up to make this a must-see movie on the big screen.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, KBOO is teaming with the Mississippi Records Music and Film Series to show 3 great movies that have not been seen on the big screen in Portland for long time.
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