Monthly Archives: April 2014
Music critic Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) sets out too find rock icon and ex-boyfriend, Matthew Smith, who disappeared 10 years earlier. Though a part of her wants to know what happened, if Matthew is in fact still alive, Giles (Oliver Platt) doesn’t give her much choice.
Charlie (Thomas Haden Church) joins Ellie in her search with a video camera in hand, to capture footage for a documentary. He’ll drive you mad along the way in an idiotic but fun fashion, and have you.. awww’ing at the end.
By far one of the most interesting and fun panels I’ve attended to-date. Jason is full of energy, extremely talented, and quite good at directing. And much shorter than I thought; sorry Jason! LOL
The crowd was a mix of… seasoned voice-over actors, those wanting to break in the industry, and those like myself, who were merely observers.
Laugh-out-loud funny! This movie will literally have you quoting some of the genius script writing, and cringing during the dialog between Nicki Minaj and Cameron Diaz.
Love, Leslie Mann in this movie! As Kate King, she brings the funny in such a way, that it reminded me of my comedic side.
Mark King (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) thinks he’s got everything under control… at work, home, and on the side. The over confident idiot, gets hit from all sides and never sees it coming; including the beating he gives himself at the end.
Sun and sand greet Gracie (Annika Marks) with a reality check she needs, but isn’t quite prepared for. Given little choice, she takes the path of least resistance, avoiding jail time.
When faced with town folk who not only care, but understand, she accepts refuge from Sonia (Sharon Lawrence) who ultimately, teaches Gracie strength to endure.
*Fun Fact: Rick Springfield’s son, Liam Springthorpe, plays Pickles and does so phenomenally!
NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
2014 FREEDOM TO CHOOSE SOUTHWEST AIRLINES AUDIENCE AWARDS
The Identical, Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me Take Home Top Prizes
Nashville, TN — Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) 2014 announced the Freedom to Choose Southwest Airlines Audience Awards tonight at the Closing Night Party of the Nashville Film Festival.
Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me, The Identical, Noble, and A Film About Kids & Music took home the audience voted awards. Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me also received this year’s Gibson Music City/Music Films Grand Jury Prize .
Why? Is a question I tend to ask often. Throughout the movie, it became a bigger part of my vocabulary.
What began with an idea, of what I thought the film was about, to the unfolding on the screen, were totally different. The reality… shook me to my core, stirred my soul, and touched my heart.
There were moments of joy, pure beauty, and, “tissues please!”, as tears poured from my eyes.
NaFF Opening Night screening of Chasing Ghosts on April 17th.
Chasing Ghosts stars Tim Meadows, Toby Nichols, Frances Conroy, Robyn Lively, W. Earl Brown, and Meyrick Murphy.
***2014 NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE***
Sunday, April 20th at 9pm
Regal Cinema Green Hills Theater 15
I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS
Written & Directed by Leah Meyerhoff
Starring Natalia Dyer (Nashville native) & Peter Vack
Watch Official Teaser: HERE
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2014 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL – NARRATIVE COMPETITION
GRAND JURY WINNER – ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL – NARRATIVE COMPETITION
OFFICIAL SELECTION – SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL – NARRATIVE COMPETITION
OFFICIAL SELECTION – IFFBOSTON – NARRATIVE COMPETITION
Film unveils life, career and struggle with Alzheimer’s disease of America’s great country music legend
GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME, directed and produced by James Keach (producer of Walk The Line) and produced by Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day), will have its world premiere at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival on April 18th. This powerful portrait of the life and career of great American music icon Glen Campbell opens to the viewer the world of the singular talent who created hits like Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman and Gentle on My Mind. Winner of the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Glen was the first country music star to cross over to the pop charts, opening a new realm of opportunity for generations of country musicians. In 2011, when Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he joined forces with his family to fight the biggest battle of his life. Glen and his wife, Kim, made history by going public with the diagnosis – the first time a major American celebrity would share this experience with the world. The Campbell family then embarked on a short “Goodbye Tour,” but the three-week engagement turned into an emotional and triumphant 151-show nationwide tour de force. This epic human drama about the undying bond between Glen and Kim, and their unwavering caring for each other, chronicles a story of love, resilience and the power of song. GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME is the true tale of how America’s greatest country star would not give up his music or his family, against all odds.
Photo credit: Glynis Carpenter
Country Music headliner Martina McBride’s catalog overflows with powerfully communicative performances. The playful “I Love You,” the heartbroken ballad “Wrong Again,” and the empowering anthems “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls” and “Wrong Baby Wrong” unfold along clear lines of melody, which the five-time CMA Award winner animated with her own distinctive phrasing and interpretive sense.