Nashville Film Festival Adds Screenings Of ‘American Epic,’ ‘Born In Bristol’

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Music films American Epic and Born in Bristol have been added to the 2016 Nashville Film Festival lineup, running April 14-23 at Regal Cinema Green Hills.

American Epic will be shown as a three-night closing spotlight event. The film journeys across time to the birth of modern music, with appearances by T Bone Burnett, Jack White, Nas, Alabama Shakes, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Beck, Elton John, Taj Mahal, and The Avett Brothers. The film was directed by Bernard MacMahon

Born in Bristol explores the origins of one of America’s most important genres of music. This is the story of country music’s historic event, The Bristol Sessions. Through cinematic reenactments, the movie revisits 12 days in 1927 when musicians recorded the songs that would go on to be known as the “Big Bang of Country Music.” The cast includes Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Ashley Monroe, Sheryl Crow, Keb Mo and Carl Jackson. The film was directed by Chusy.

The festival’s official daily schedule has not been released.

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