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The Winding Stream: Movie Review

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Most have heard the story of Johnny Cash, but how many know the Carter Family story, how it began and how the Cashes and Carters intertwined?

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The Winding Stream tells the story of the Carter family… The struggles, their start and journey in country music, leading to a life-long legacy with the marriage of Johnny and June.

Eager for the screening of this film, and having watched it, I believe Johnny Cash fans who want the whole story should see it. Note… It’s NOT a film all about Johnny Cash. If that’s what you’re hoping too see, you’ll be slightly disappointed.

I must admit, this film educated me quite a bit on the foundation of country music, and the impact the Carter family had in regards to its growth. They were instrumental in building what is now known, as real country music.

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Field of Lost Shoes: Movie Review

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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.

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Nashville Film Festival Celebrates a Record Breaking 45th Year

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NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY AND A RECORD BREAKING YEAR!

Tickets Sales up 30%, 255 films from 53 Countries, Over 1500 Screenplay Entries

Nashville, TN — Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) celebrated its 45th Anniversary this week with an incredible week of film in two locations. For the first time ever, the festival presented more than 250 films from over 50 countries, further cementing its record-breaking year.

“This has truly been a spectacular year for the Nashville Film Festival presented by Nissan. It was our first year with 10 days of film at Regal Cinemas Green Hills and 9 days of events at our outdoor NaFF Cinema at Walk of Fame Park in Downtown Nashville”, shared Ted Crockett, Executive Director of the Nashville Film Festival.

With over 42,000 in attendance between both locations, the festival has exceeded last year’s total festival attendance by over 40%. The free NaFF Cinema at Walk of Fame in Downtown Nashville presented films for 9 days throughout the festival on its brand new 30′ outdoor screen. “We are already planning new and exciting ways to feature films to the public in outdoor settings in the months and years to come,” said Crockett.

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The Identical, Wins Southwest Airlines Audience Choice Award For Best U.S. Narrative Feature

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MUSIC-DRIVEN FAMILY DRAMA THE IDENTICAL, WINS SOUTHWEST AIRLINES AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

FOR BEST U.S. NARRATIVE FEATURE AT 45th ANNUAL NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FILM STARRING RAY LIOTTA, SETH GREEN, ASHLEY JUDD AND NEWCOMER BLAKE RAYNE,
SLATED TO OPEN NATIONWIDE IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2014) – The music-driven family drama The Identical, made its national star-studded red carpet debut at the 45th Annual Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) this past week.

Opening to a sold-out audience and attended by many of the project’s stellar cast, the film won over the hearts of both the festival judges and moviegoers alike by being awarded the prestigious Southwest Airlines Audience Choice Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature.

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Lucky Them: Movie Review

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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.

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Jason Marsden: Voice-Over Acting Review

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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.

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Grace: Movie Review

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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!

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Nashville Film Festival Announces Southwest Airlines Audience Awards

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NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

ANNOUNCES

2014 FREEDOM TO CHOOSE SOUTHWEST AIRLINES AUDIENCE AWARDS

The Identical, Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me Take Home Top Prizes

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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.

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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 .

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Nashville Film Festival – I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS – Premiere April 20th!

***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

with Julia Garner, Amy Seimetz, & Toni Meyerhoff​
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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

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Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me has World Premiere in Nashville

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“GLEN CAMPBELL… I’LL BE ME” to have World Premiere at Nashville Film Festival 2014 on April 18
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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.

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