Nashville Film Festival Marks 50th Anniversary with Slate of U.S. Indie Films

For its 50th anniversary, the Nashville Film Festival has announced entries for its U.S. Independents Program, taking place Oct. 3-12. 

The films include the darkly humorous International Falls, the world premiere of the civil rights era coming-of-age story Tuscaloosa, and Speed of Life, a leap 20 years into the future through a wormhole created by David Bowie’s death. The U.S. Independents category will also feature Babysplitters, Barbie’s Kenny, Working Man, Inside The Rain, and Hudson. 
Nashville Film Festival Programming Manager Lauren Ponto commented, “As the Nashville Film Festival celebrates our 50th anniversary, this program of U.S. independent gems holds a special place in our lineup. Reflecting Nashville’s unique and creative spirit, we are excited to showcase this terrific collection of U.S. Indies that embody the same diversity and aesthetic,” said Ponto. 
The Nashville Film Festival previously announced several 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.  Additional programming announcements will continue to be made.
Advance VIP Festival badges are now on sale beginning at $295 at  VIP Badges provide priority access to films, panels and exclusive parties. Single ticket sales for most films and panels will begin in early September and will also be available at