The Nashville Film Festival is heating up Green Hills, with as many musicians as movie stars. And on top of that, tomorrow (Saturday) is Record Store Day! Here’s a brief look at where the action is this weekend:
Record Store Day
Participating Nashville stores this year are Grimey’s, The Groove, The Great Escape, and Ernest Tubb Record Shop.
Grimey’s has an impressive list of in-store guests all day, including Matt & Kim, Gabe Dixon, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Check their site for a full list.
In addition, 3 music documentaries that are part of the Film Festival will be screening in The Basement Saturday: Broke*, Heavy Metal Picnic (about the 1985 Full Moon Jamboree), and Better Than Something (the story of Memphis punk icon Jay Reatard).
Music Docs at the Nashville Film Festival
Wish Me Away – Documenting Chely Wright’s decision to come out as openly gay, and the decision’s impact in the world of country music.
Friday, April 15th at 5:30pm
Sunday, April 17th at 12:15pm
The Last Ride – Contemplating the last days of Hank Williams, who died on New Year’s Eve 1952 on his way from Alabama to Ohio.
Friday April 15th at 7:45pm
How to Grow a Band – Following Chris Thile’s band, The Punch Brothers, on their first tour.
Friday, April 15th at 9:15pm
Happy On The Ground – Following a group of teens who survive 8 days at Grammy camp.
Saturday, April 16th at 2:45pm
Everyday Sunshine – Profiling the funk band Fishbone’s career over the past 25 years.
Saturday, April 16th at 5:30pm
Bob and The Monster – Following indie rocker Bob Forrest’s battles with addictions, and featuring interviews with Courtney Love, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, and more.
Saturday, April 16th at 7:45pm
Sing: The Hotel Café Tour Documentary – The Hotel Café in L.A. has a knack for discovering the best singer/songwriters before they make it big, including Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, Joshua Radin, Meiko, and more.
Sunday, April 17th at 12pm
Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm
Sunday, April 17th at 3pm
It’s About You – Following John Mellencamp as he records a new album and tours Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.
Sunday, April 17th at 8pm
For a full list of music documentaries at the Film Festival, click here.