September 5, 7 PM
Town Square

​Join DOCUTAH at Town Square for a free screening of this delightful film, which will have you tapping your feet and clapping your hands. Enjoy a long late Summer evening in Town Square with friends and family. Take a break and have a snack as we wait for night to fall. There will be country bands to entertain you while the sun sets.

Far Western is a feature documentary film that tells the phenomenal story of the transplant of American country music to post-World War II Japan. Nearly 70 years later, for a devoted group the music has become a lifelong obsession. Part music history and part character portrait, Far Western is told through the lives of musicians, fans, and live-music venue owners. Set both in modern Japan and the American South, the film explores the uncanny ability of a simple form of music to cross geographic and language barriers, forming a strange cultural bridge between the two countries. Now, these Japanese musicians have made their own pilgrimages back to America, to the birthplace of the music, playing in honky-tonks and festivals in America.

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