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Exclusive Video: Jackson Cash Takes Us Deep Into Branson

Broadway. Hollywood. Vegas. Nashville... Branson, Missouri? Branson, featuring over a hundred shows and more theater seats than Broadway, is the Vegas of the Bible Belt. With a population of only seven thousand, they attract a staggering seven million tourists annually. For thousands of performers, this small town is a chance to live out their dreams. Branson follows the stories of three such performers. There's Jack, who decided to change his name to Jackson Cash, become a Johnny Cash impersonator and move to Branson. Homeless and living out of his car, Jackson has all the talent in the world but still has several other crosses to bear: He is a lifelong alcoholic and drug addict. This is his last chance to find success. Amber is one of the original cast members in a struggling decade tribute show. Each passing day in Branson means one day older for Amber. Waitress by day,
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Laff | Stories from the Ozarks: “Branson” Director Brent Meeske

Branson’s 108 live shows attract seven million visitors a year. With that kind of business, it’s not surprising to find performers of every ilk trying to make it big in this little city tucked away in the scenic Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri’s bible belt. For this engaging and often heartbreaking film, director Brent Meeske followed the performers of three acts playing at a Branson strip mall—two in actual theaters and …
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Laff | Stories from the Ozarks: “Branson” Director Brent Meeske

Branson’s 108 live shows attract seven million visitors a year. With that kind of business, it’s not surprising to find performers of every ilk trying to make it big in this little city tucked away in the scenic Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri’s bible belt. For this engaging and often heartbreaking film, director Brent Meeske followed the performers of three acts playing at a Branson strip mall—two in actual theaters and …
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Johnny Cash -- and His Impersonator -- Meet 'Branson'

By Steve Pond

When the documentary “Branson,” which comes to the Los Angeles Film Festival this weekend, catches an ornery Johnny Cash impersonator named Jackson Cash playing for free lunch at a food court in a Branson, Missouri, mall, it was flashback time for me.

I’ve never been in the food court, but I was in that mall in the spring of 1992 -- walking alongside the real Johnny Cash as he pushed a shopping cart through the men’s department of Wal-Mart.

He tossed eight pairs of black socks into the cart, threw in a pair of shiny black sweatpants … and then, i...
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