This month’s free movie is the classic love-gone-bad story of Ike and Tina Turner, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
This will be a Free Movie Friday on the Morristown campus, with the show beginning at 7 p.m. in the International Lyceum. The movie will also show at 1:15 March 28 in the Conner-Short Center for Performing Arts on the Sevier County Campus. Both performances are free and open to everyone.
This movie is the classic love-gone-bad tale of the relationship between Ike and Tina Turner. Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne star. Both received Oscar nominations.
With powerful music, the movie also shows how far a woman can go after leaving an abusive relationship.
After her 1978 divorce, Turner went on to be what many critics consider the most successful female rock star in history. The movie’s title is taken from a song on her second solo album, “Private Dancer.” The song marked her first No. 1 as a solo artist. The album was recognized by the music industry with four Grammy Awards in 1985. She won an Oscar for the song “One of the Living.” She’s now a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Years after becoming a solo success, she told the world about her triumph over domestic violence in an autobiography, “I, Tina.” Her husband began controlling and abusing her before their marriage started. The abuse led to suicide attempts and even corrective surgery on her nasal septum to repair damage.