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Maya Angelou, Smokey Robinson Among 2017 Black History Month Features

Published on February 2, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT is observing Black History Month with new programs celebrating the lives and accomplishments of African Americans. This year’s offerings include a new profile of Maya Angelou; a Smokey Robinson special, a new Henry Louis Gates Jr. series; and The Talk, an insightful documentary about conversations parents of color feel they must have with their […]

‘Accidental Courtesy’ Named 2016 NPT Human Spirit Award Winner at NaFF

Published on April 20, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

NPT’s Human Spirit Award is presented each year to a Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) documentary selection and acknowledges a filmmaker’s work that best explores and captures the human spirit. The film must illuminate in a high artistic manner the important characteristics of what it means to be human: generosity, kindness, mercy, compassion, fortitude and honor. […]

‘NPT Presents: Community Cinema’ Announces 2014-15 Season | Return to Nashville Public Library

Published on September 10, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Community Cinema, presented by Nashville Public Television, celebrates its seventh year in Nashville with a return to the main branch of the Nashville Public Library and six new documentaries culled from the upcoming Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS and NPT series Independent Lens. The screenings and post-film discussions will take place from October to May […]

`The Starfish Throwers` Named 2014 NPT Human Spirit Award Winner at Nashville Film Festival

Published on April 14, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

The Starfish Throwers, director Jesse Roesler‘s exploration of how three of the world’s most fiercely compassionate individuals fight hunger and struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways, has been named the winner of the 2014 NPT Human Spirit Award at the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), which begins Thursday, April […]

Venue/Date Change: `Let the Fire Burn` Joins Community Cinema During Nashville Film Fest

Published on March 20, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Update. This post was update on 3/27 to reflect a change in date and venue from NPT Studio A to Regal Green Hills Theatre 14. A special screening of Let the Fire Burn, a 2014 Independent Spirit Award Winner, has been added to the Community Cinema schedule on Tuesday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. as part […]

HumanDocs at Lipscomb Screens NPT Award Winner `Remote Area Medical` Tonight (Wed. Nov. 6)

Published on November 6, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

  Remote Area Medical, winner of the 2013 NPT Human Spirit Award at the 2013 Nashville Film Festival, screens tonight, Wednesday, November 6, at 8:30 pm  at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theater, as part of the university’s excellent HumanDocs film series. The time couldn’t be riper to see this film. Directors Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman’s film offers a moving […]

Online Social Screening of `Southern Belle` and chat with Filmmaker 8/1

Published on July 31, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

Southern Belle was a bit of a sensation, and brought with it a fair share of controversy when it premiered at the Nashville Film Festival in 2010, and subsequently, when it aired on NPT and other PBS stations. The documentary film, by MakeWright Film partners Kathy Conkwright and Mary Makley, is an insider’s look at […]

`Remote Area Medical` Named 2013 NPT Human Spirit Award Winner at Nashville Film Festival

Published on April 17, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

The Nashville Film Festival may not begin until tomorrow, but one award has already been announced. We have chosen “Remote Area Medical,” directors Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman’s document of the annual three day “pop-up”  medical clinic organized by the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) at the Bristol, Tennessee NASCAR speedway, as the 2013 recipient […]

(Media Update) A Conversation With Artist Wayne White

Published on April 18, 2012 By Erin McInnis

Beauty is Embarrassing, Neil Berkeley’s funny, irreverent, inspiring and fascinating documentary about Tennessee-born artist Wayne White, makes its Nashville premiere at the Nashville Film Festival on Thursday April 19 at 6:30 pm. The documentary follows Wayne’s story from his humble roots as a puppeteer in Nashville to his work as one of the creative forces […]

`Fambul Tok` Named 2011 NPT Human Spirit Award Winner at Nashville Film Festival

Published on April 11, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

Story of reconciliation after Sierra Leone’s brutal war is fifth winner of Nashville Public Television Award. Nashville Public Television (NPT) has chosen “Fambul Tok,” director Sara Terry’s film that follows victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal war engaging in an unprecedented reconciliation program of forgiveness, as the 2011 recipient of the NPT Human Spirit […]