‘The Last Ride’ Hank Williams movie starring Henry Thomas never ceases to amaze. Just when you think it may be biting the dust, it takes on new life. At one point after it opened at the Little Rock Film Festival to mixed reviews in the spring, it looked like it might head straight to DVD for rental and store sales.
Of course films are sold online these days which changes things a lot, but normally new movies get three possible venues: Full theatrical release with lots of publicity and big publication reviews, release through TV, and direct to DVD which is the end of the line.
After playing a series of film festivals over the past few month the film makers from Arkansas have wisely sent their Hank film out on a limited run across 7 southern locations including Montgomery and Shreveport.
Along the way, the movie is picking up some good positive comments and is getting a big push from Jett Williams.
Now I notice the film has released a really impressive new website. Here it is.
This blog was churning out publicity about the movie right from start and you may recall we had a lot of input from the people of Arkansas as it was being filmed. This blog is still probably the best source and historical record of ‘The Last Ride’ info anywhere in the media.
Here’s a quick link to all the A Hank Williams Journal’s efforts on Hank Williams movies.
The first post on the subject was in February 2009.