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`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 […]

NPT Music Monthly October 2010: Rock Prophecies, Michael Feinstein and More

Published on October 1, 2010 By Joe Pagetta

“Some people collect stamps; some people collect butterflies,” says photographer Robert M. Knight in the documentary Rock Prophecies. “I think I kinda collect rock stars.” Knight’s been collecting rock stars since the 60s, when as an aspiring 18-year-old photographer he crept his way into the inner circles of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix before either […]

Announcing the 2010/11 ITVS Community Cinema Series at Nashville Public Library

Published on September 16, 2010 By Joe Pagetta

We’re proud to announce the 2010/11 season of ITVS Community Cinema in Nashville. Now in its third year in Nashville,  Community Cinema returns with nine compelling documentaries from this year’s lineup on Independent Lens, followed by engaging panel discussions and Q&A sessions.  The free screening series begins in Nashville on October 30 with Reel Injun: […]

`Southern Belle` to World Premiere at Nashville Film Festival

Published on April 12, 2010 By Joe Pagetta

The Nashville Film Festival begins Thursday, April 15 at the Regal Green Hills Cinemas, and NPT is proud to celebrate the World Premiere of Southern Belle, made possible by NPT through an ITVS LINCS grant. Southern Belle will screen on Saturday, April 17 at 4:45 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. […]