A Heartbeat and a Guitar
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About Antonino D'Ambrosio

Antonino D'Ambrosio is a writer, filmmaker, musician, and visual artist.  His current book is A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears, which received support from the Nation Institute Investigative Fund and is nominated for the Belmont Book Award. D'Ambrosio has produced more than 15 documentaries, films, and videos including No Free Lunch starring comedian Lewis Black and the upcoming Let Fury Have the Hour based on D'Ambrosio's book of the same (www.letfuryhavethehour.com). A frequent guest on radio and TV, D'Ambrosio's writing has appeared in The Nation, The Progressive, Salon.com, The Believer, Z magazine, among many others. D’Ambrosio is also the founder/executive director of La Lutta NMC (www.lalutta.org), a production and new media non-profit selected by The Nation as one of top independent media groups in the U.S.  In 2006, he became New York University’s Gallatin Lecturer, an honor bestowed upon a contemporary artist creating innovative and social engaging work.  In 2009, D’Ambrosio was Artist-In-Residence at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he launched the multi-media visual arts series La Terra Promessa.


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