Faced with war and what they’re fighting for, the cadets of VMI (Virginia Military Institute) showed tremendous courage at the Battle of New Market, 15 May 1864. Based on a true story, Field of Lost Shoes is beautifully shot, packed with a talented cast and crew, and will have you weeping for the young lives lost that day.
From beginning to end, you’ll feel as though you have taken a journey back in time. Walking along side the seven boys this movie is about… taking part in their boyhood antics, struggle with reality, and courage on the battlefield.
Special Presentation, Opening Day and World Vanguard Films
World Premieres: The Identical, Field of Lost Shoes
Southeast Premieres: Lucky Them, Happy Christmas
US and North American Premieres: Long Way Home, The Enemy Within
The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) today announced the Special Presentations line-up for the 45th annual Festival, April 17 – 26th at Regal Green Hills Stadium 16.
“The special presentations are Nashville’s first chance to see what will be some of the biggest hits of the year,” said Brian Owens, NaFF’s Artistic Director. “They are all incredibly entertaining in a variety of ways, from downright hysterical to powerfully moving.” The Special Presentation films are invited to the festival by Owens, as a result of his travels to Sundance and Toronto and daily contact with film-industry insiders. This is his 6th year programming NaFF, after joining the festival in Summer, 2008.
The Nashville Film Festival has become one of the premier showcases for the best new work of American and international filmmakers. The festival screens films that represent the creative risk filmmakers take to tell powerful and important stories in innovative ways.