The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) has announced the selections for the Gibson Music Documentaries for the 46th Nashville Film Festival, slated for April 16 – 25 at Regal Green Hills Cinema.
“These music documentaries bring music lovers surprising stories they have never heard. This is a remarkable collection of world, southeast and Tennessee premieres, that cross many music genres,” said Brian Owens, NaFF Artistic Director. “There is truly something for everyone—from blues, country, and gospel to disco and rock.”
Details at www.nashvillefilmfestival.org.
Here’s the list:
• Austin to Boston, Featuring Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and narrated by Gill Landry this documentary is about a modern tour, done the old-fashioned way.
• Buskin’ Blues, About Asheville, N.C. street musicians.
• Country: Portraits of an American Sound, The history and culture of country music through the lens of the photographers Les Leverett, Leigh Weiner, Henry Horenstein, Henry Diltz, Raeanne Rubenstein, David McAlister and Michael Wilson. Cast: Rosanne Cash, Roy Clark, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, Charley Pride, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, The Band Perry, Keith Urban. World Premiere.
• Heartworn Highways Revisited, A new community of singer-songwriters whose work is heavily influenced by the “Outlaw” artists presented in the 1976 documentary Heartworn Highways. Cast: David Allan Coe, Guy Clark, Bobby Bare Jr. Shelly Colvin, Andrew Combs.
• How Sweet the Sound – The Blind Boys of Alabama, Filmed over the course of 10 years. World Premiere.
• Imba Means Sing, About the Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir.
• Made in Japan, The story of Tomi Fujiyama, the world’s first Japanese country music superstar.
• My Voice, My Life, A group of under-privileged students undergo six months of vigorous training to produce their first stage musical.
• Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, About Jimmy Ellis, who masqueraded as Elvis back from the grave in a scheme concocted in the months after Presley’s death.
• The Record Man, Henry Stone catapulted the Miami sound into the mainstream with TK Records (KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Get Down Tonight,” Anita Ward’s “Ring My Bell”).
• Revival: The Sam Bush Story. Cast: Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Chris Thile, The Avett Brothers, Bela Fleck, Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, John Oates. World Premiere.
• Sweet Micky for President, Pras Michel of the Fugees, returns to his homeland of Haiti to mobilize a presidential campaign for Haiti’s most controversial musician: Michel Martelly (aka Sweet Micky). Cast: Pras Michel, Michel Martelly, Wyclef Jean, Ben Stiller