December 23, 2005 04:36:07 GMT
Joaquin Phoenix is set to attend a screening of "Walk the Line" at Folsom State Prison on Jan. 3
20th Century Fox revealed on Wednesday that they are about to screen Johnny Cash biopic, "Walk the Line." The film's star Joaquin Phoenix is set to attend the January 3, 2006 screening takes place at Folsom State Prison.
"We invited 20th Century Fox to screen 'Walk the Line' at Folsom because the lesson of Johnny Cash is that it's never too late for a man to turn his life around, and that's a story these men need to hear," said Joe Avila, California executive director of the nonprofit Prison Fellowship.
As of Phoenix, he said "John believed in the power of redemption and offered his unique gift to anyone who needed to find it within them, and in the process, he inspired millions. I can think of no greater way to honor him than to carry on his legacy of using music to connect to all people."