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NashFilm Announces Additional Five Film Screenings Ahead of its 49th Annual Festival on May 10-19
Thursday, April 26, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE 2018 NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL FIVE FILM SCREENINGS AHEAD OF ITS 49TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL ON MAY 10-19
April 26, 2018 (Nashville, TN) –In two weeks, the 49th Annual Nashville Film Festival will commence with 10 days of can’t miss screenings and events. In addition to the previously announced films being shown, the following have been added to the lineup:
Documentary Special Presentations
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records — Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But that’s not the story. ALL THINGS MUST PASS is a feature documentary film examining this iconic company’s explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon. Director: Colin Hanks, Producer: Sean M. Stuart (USA)
Charm City (Southeast US Premiere) — During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, CHARM CITY delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of the police, citizens, and government officials left on the frontlines. In these divisive times, CHARM CITY offers humanity as common ground. Director: Marilyn Ness, Producers: Katy Chevigny, Julie Goldman (USA)
Inventing Tomorrow (Tennessee Premiere) — Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards – while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Director: Laura Nix, Producers: Diane Becker | Melanie Miller | Laura Nix (USA, India, Indonesia, Mexico)
Past Life (Tennessee Premiere) – PAST LIFE tracks the daring late 1970’s odyssey of two sisters – an introverted classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist – as they unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives. Director: Avi Nesher, Producers: Ruth Cats, Leon Edley, Moshe Edery, David M. Milch (Israel, Poland) Presented by Nashville Jewish Film Festival.
New Directors Competition
Thunder Road (Southeast US Premiere) — Officer Arnaud loved his mom. Director: Jim Cummings, Producers: Natalie Metzger, Zack Parker, Benjamin Wiessner (USA) Winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize.
The Nashville Film Festival offers individual screening tickets, membership prices as low as $45 and more. To learn more, and to see the most updated agenda, visit https://
ABOUT NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
In May 2018, the Nashville Film Festival will celebrate its 49th annual event with 10 days of can’t miss film premieres, red carpet events and informational panels featuring industry leaders. The Festival, which was voted one of “50 Film Festivals worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine, highlighted as One of the Best Film Festival Prizes by Film Festival Today and named by Brooks Institute as one of the top 5 film festivals in the U.S., presents the best in World Cinema, American indies, documentaries, and numerous short form programs by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers. With Oscar Award qualifying status and numerous well-attended shorts programs, the Nashville Film Festival has screened many prize-winning narrative and animated shorts including 13 Assassins, (500) Days of Summer, Cyrus and Academy Award nominees, I Am Love, Ajami, and Dogtooth. Celebrity honorees and participants have included Oprah Winfrey, Susan Sarandon, William Shatner, William H. Macy, Al Gore, Nicole Kidman, Danny Glover, Vincent D’Onofrio and many more. Additional information on the festival and its 2018 schedule can be found at nashvillefilmfestival.org.