Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry with his Band live at Steinegg Live Festival 2013

The Nashville Film Festival, taking place October 3-12, 2019 announced early music documentary features for 2019, including the world premiere of “Chuck Berry” by filmmaker Jon Brewer; “Born Into the Gig” by filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner; “Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore” from filmmakers Imogen Putler and Monika Baran; and “The Sheriff of Mars” from filmmakers Jason Ressler and Matthew Woolf.

The Nashville Film Festival is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, making it one of the longest running independent film festivals in the U.S. Under the new leadership of Executive Director, Jason Padgitt, the Nashville Film Festival will feature a diverse lineup of more than 250 films with an increased focus on music-based films, films from female directors and top American independent narrative feature films.

“The Nashville Film Festival is celebrating an incredible 50 year milestone by honoring the history of the festival while pointing the organization to a future of expanded opportunities for filmmakers worldwide and for the amazing arts community here in Tennessee,” said Nashville Film Festival’s Executive Director, Jason Padgitt. “There are so many great stories to share at this year’s festival and we’re very excited about all the great films and events planned for this historic event.”

Title: BLUEBIRD
Dir.: Brian Loschiavo
Cast: Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Maren Morris, Jason Isbell  

Title: COOL DADDIO: THE SECOND YOUTH OF R. STEVIE MOORE
Dir.: Imogen Putler, Monika Baran
Cast: R. Stevie Moore, Mac DeMarco, Ariel Pink, Theophilus London, Tim Burgess, David Shrigley  

Title: BORN INTO THE GIG
Dir.: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
Cast: Chris Stills, Skip Marley, Kori Withers, Ben and Sally Taylor  

Title: THE SHERIFF OF MARS
Dir.: Jason Ressler, Matthew Woolf
Cast: Daniel Antopolsky, Townes Van Zandt, Bill Hedgepeth, Sylvia Antopolsky  

Title: CHUCK BERRY
Dir.: Jon Brewer
Cast: Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Themetta Berry, Joe Perry, Charles Berry, Stevie Van Zandt

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