Posted by Larry Gleeson
The 50th Anniversary of the Nashville Film Festival is well into its opening weekend. The Festival App is an excellent tool to plan the Fest! It is available in App stores. A VIP Badge offers the premium festival experience and are available.
Here’s a quick look at upcoming films.
Music Documentaries | Chuck Berry: Directed by John Brewer
Sunday 10/6 2:00 PM
Brewer tells the story of a black preacher’s son who managed to cross the racial divide in 1950’s America with the power of a well-crafted song and a Fender guitar, only to discover that what was on the other side held the organized prejudice of a nation. This is a highly artistic nod to Sin City that shines a light on the facts and phantoms around the story of the Granddaddy of Rock & Roll. Cast: Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Themetta Berry, Joe Perry, Carles Berry, Stevie Van Zandt. TICKETS
Graveyard Shift | Driven – Dark Comedy/Thriller – Directed by Glenn Payne
In this dark-comedy thriller, Emerson (Casey Dillard) is a ride share driver with nights full of annoyances until she picks up Roger (Richard Speight, Jr.), a mysterious out of towner on a mission to break a multi-generational curse.
This delightful movie handles jobs we hate, self-identity crisis, and coming of age tales all while slashing through legions of demons and reminding us to tip our drivers. It got snark, scares, and a whole lot of heart that pushes the boundaries of what can be done in genre films to give viewers the best ride possible. TICKETS
Documentaries | Gay Chorus: Deep South – Directed by David Charles Rodrigues
Saturday 10/5 12:00 PM
In response to a wave of anti-LGBT laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Joined by allies, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, they bring a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. The journey is a celebration of the power of music. TICKETS.
Music Documentaries | Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl – Directed by Amy Goldstein
Saturday 10/5 6:30 PM
Sunday 10/6 12:30 PM
Kate Nash, punk renegade, TV wrestling queen (GLOW), and DIY leader of an all-girl band forgoes money and fame to speak out about gender inequality in the music business and to embolden other young women to find their voice. Cast: Kate Nash, Alicia Warrington, Frederik Thaae, Kate Craig, Tom Biller, Jarrad Kritzstein. TICKETS.
See you at the movies!
(Sourced from press releases provided by NashFest and Alexa Oliphant)