Nashville Film Festival Kicks off 50th Anniversary and Announces Select Music Documentaries Including “Bluebird,” “Chuck Berry,” “Born Into the Gig,” “Cool Daddio,” and “The Sheriff of Mars”

Nashville Film Festival Celebrates Film, Music and Culture October 3-12, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--The Nashville Film Festival, taking place October 3-12, 2019 announces early music documentary features for 2019, including the world premiere of “Chuck Berry” by filmmaker Jon Brewer; “Born Into the Gig” by filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner; “Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore” from filmmakers Imogen Putler and Monika Baran; and “The Sheriff of Mars” from filmmakers Jason Ressler and Matthew Woolf.

The Nashville Film Festival is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, making it one of the longest running independent film festivals in the U.S. Under the new leadership of Executive Director, Jason Padgitt, the Nashville Film Festival will feature a diverse lineup of more than 250 films with an increased focus on music-based films, films from female directors and top American independent narrative feature films.

The Nashville Film Festival is celebrating an incredible 50 year milestone by honoring the history of the festival while pointing the organization to a future of expanded opportunities for filmmakers worldwide and for the amazing arts community here in Tennessee,” said Nashville Film Festival’s Executive Director, Jason Padgitt. “There are so many great stories to share at this year’s festival and we’re very excited about all the great films and events planned for this historic event.”

Official Selections across all categories of the 2019 Nashville Film Festival will to be announced throughout the year.

Title:

BLUEBIRD

Dir.:

Brian Loschiavo

Cast:

Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Maren Morris, Jason Isbell

 

 

Title:

COOL DADDIO: THE SECOND YOUTH OF R. STEVIE MOORE

Dir.:

Imogen Putler, Monika Baran

Cast:

R. Stevie Moore, Mac DeMarco, Ariel Pink, Theophilus London, Tim Burgess, David Shrigley

 

 

Title:

BORN INTO THE GIG

Dir.:

Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Cast:

Chris Stills, Skip Marley, Kori Withers, Ben and Sally Taylor

 

 

Title:

THE SHERIFF OF MARS

Dir.:

Jason Ressler, Matthew Woolf

Cast:

Daniel Antopolsky, Townes Van Zandt, Bill Hedgepeth, Sylvia Antopolsky

 

 

Title:

CHUCK BERRY

Dir.:

Jon Brewer

Cast:

Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Themetta Berry, Joe Perry, Charles Berry, Stevie Van Zandt

ABOUT NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL: The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is a globally-recognized non-profit organization and cultural event presenting the best in world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers. With Academy Award® qualifying status, the Nashville Film Festival celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film and partners with the Thompson Nashville to host guests from all over the world. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in October, 2019. For more information, visit nashfilm.org.

Contacts

Dawn Kamerling & April Dickey
The Press House
615-522-7396
April@thepresshouse.com

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Nashville Film Festival Kicks off 50th Anniversary and Announces Select Music Documentaries Including Several World Premieres - Oct 3-12, 2019

Contacts

Dawn Kamerling & April Dickey
The Press House
615-522-7396
April@thepresshouse.com