The Nashville Film Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and to kick off the festivities, they have announced their initial lineup of music documentary features.
The festival, which will take place Oct. 3 to 12, will include screenings of Brian Loschiavo’s Bluebird — which tells the story of the city’s Bluebird Cafe and includes performances by Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Maren Morris and more — and Imogen Putler and Monika Baran’s Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore, as well as the world premieres of Jon Brewer’s Chuck Berry, Jason Ressler and Matthew Woolf’s The Sheriff of Mars and Kate Davis and David Heilbroner’s Born Into the Gig.
Born Into the Gig follows the children of legendary artists like James Taylor, Carly Simon, Bill Withers, Stephen Stills and the Marleys as they pursue their own musical careers while trying to avoid being overshadowed by their parents.
“We are thrilled to announce these music documentary titles for our 50th Festival,” programming manager Lauren Ponto said in a statement. “Each film truly complements Nashville’s wide variety of musical and artistic roots. We are looking forward to presenting these powerful music documentaries as just one part of our amazing full slate of films.”
The 2019 Nashville Film Festival will feature over 250 films. Official selections across all categories will be announced throughout the year. For more information, visit the NashFilm website.