CRAZY, a Film Inspired By the Life of Guitar Legend Hank Garland, is an Official Selection at the Sedona Film Festival and Will Be Screened Sunday, March 2, 4:45pm



Feb 28, 2008, 00:00 ET from Favored Nations Films

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- CRAZY, a feature film inspired by
 the tragic life and extraordinary music of legendary guitarist Hank
 Garland, makes its festival debut as an official selection at the 14th
 Annual Sedona International Film Festival and Workshop in Sedona, Arizona.
 The Festival runs February 27-March 2, and CRAZY will be screened at 4:45PM
 on Sunday, March 2 at Harkins #2 in the Harkins Sedona Six Theatres complex
 (2081 W. Hway. 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336).
     Directed by Rick Bieber, CRAZY stars Waylon Payne -- acclaimed for his
 role as Jerry Lee Lewis in Walk The Line -- as '50S-era guitar virtuoso
 Hank Garland. Ali Larter (Legally Blonde, Varsity Blues, American Outlaws,
 etc), a regular on the hit series Heroes, co-stars as his beautiful,
 tempestuous and unstable wife Evelyn Garland. Ray Scherr and famed
 guitarist Steve Vai (who also performs a cameo as Hank Williams) are
 Executive Producers under the Favored Nations Films mantle.
     CRAZY -- co-written by Rick Bieber, Jason Ehlers and Brent Boyd --
 chronicles Garland's meteoric success in the 1950s Nashville music scene,
 beginning with his Grand Ol' Opry debut at age 15. Hank's prodigious
 talents and gift at segueing between country, rock and jazz led him to
 become the most in-demand session guitarist in town, playing on classic
 recordings for icons including Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and Roy Orbison
 -- all of whom are characters in CRAZY, along with other legendary artists.
     The film also covers Garland's short but influential solo career,
 during which he proved to be a visionary jazz artist. In his personal life,
 however, Hank couldn't see past the emotional chaos of his marriage to
 Evelyn. His flame-out was as spectacular as his rise -- a near-fatal car
 accident and mental breakdown in 1961 derailed his life and career.
     Though no longer performing, Hank Garland lived for over four more
 decades, passing away in December, 2004. He was actively involved during
 the development phase for CRAZY, lending the film much of its forceful
 impact and authenticity.
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