When Elia Kazan Came to East Tennessee

Posted by on September 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm

By Allison Inman When I tell friends I’m working on a documentary about Elia Kazan’s 1960 film Wild River, I don’t often hear that “ahh” of recognition. Despite being revered by modern critics, it’s never been released on DVD in the U.S., so it lurks in the shadow of Kazan giants like East of Eden […]

Short Film by Murfreesboro Filmmaker Will Broadcast on P.O.V.

Posted by on September 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm

JENNIFER, a short film by Murfreesboro’s Stewart Copeland, and a winner of the Tennessee Independent Spirit Award for a short film at the 2009 Nashville Film Festival, will be broadcast nationally — including on NPT — via the PBS series P.O.V. on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. Central. JENNIFER is one of two […]

ITVS Community Cinema Documentary Series Returns to Nashville Public Library

Posted by on August 6, 2009 at 7:03 am

Highlights of 2009-10 season, presented by NPT and NPL, include “Young@Heart,” “The Horse Boy,” “Dirt: The Movie,” and “Copyright Criminals.” (NASHVILLE, Tennessee) – August 5, 2009 — ITVS Community Cinema returns to Nashville Public Library this fall with nine new festival-favorite and groundbreaking documentaries. Presented in partnership with Nashville Public Television (NPT) and beginning on […]

Crude Named 2009 NPT Human Spirit Award Winner at Nashville Film Festival

Posted by on April 1, 2009 at 11:10 am

Profile of the Amazon Defense Front’s case against Chevron/Texaco, and the Front’s legal coordinator Pablo Fajardo, is third winner of Nashville Public Television Award. Nashville Public Television (NPT) has chosen CRUDE, a documentary film by director Joe Berlinger, as the 2009 recipient of its NPT Human Spirit Award at the 2009 Nashville Film Festival. The […]

POV Announces 2009 Season

Posted by on March 23, 2009 at 2:33 pm

“We’ve spent hundred of hours screening nearly 1,000 films, countless hours debating and arguing, and we’ve had to make some difficult choices along the way,” said Kilmurry on P.O.V.’s blog. “What’s emerged is a series of films by new and veteran filmmakers that have a number of things in common — great storytelling, compelling characters, […]

(Updated) Spirit Winner The Order Of Myths on NPT Tuesday Night

Posted by on February 22, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Update 2/24/09 9:30 p.m.: As a result of President Obama’s Speech to a Joint Session of Congress, THE ORDER OF MYTHS did not air at 9:00 p.m. tonight. We are sorry for the inconvenience. There are, however, two upcoming broadcasts, on Thursday, February 26 at 2:00 a.m. on NPT, and 9:00 a.m. on NPT 2 […]

NPT Human Spirit Winner Sons of Lwala on ABC Nightly News

Posted by on January 29, 2009 at 4:53 pm

SONS OF LWALA, winner of the NPT Human Spirit Award at the 2008 Nashville Film Festival, will get national attention on Friday night, January 30, 2009 when film principles Fred and Milton Ochieng’ will be named as the World News Person of the Week on the ABC Nightly News. Tune in between 5:45 pm and […]


Posted by on December 18, 2008 at 11:16 am
HELVETICA attendees gather in the Library's gallery space during the pre-screening reception. (Photo By John Cate)

Thanks to all who came to the Nashville Public Library last night for our free screening of Gary Hustwit’s documentary HELVETICA. Special thanks to ITVS Community Cinema in Nashville organizer Allison Inman, the Nashville Public Library Foundation and the American Advertising Federation-Nashville for co-sponsoring. Close to 125 people attended the wine, cheese and craft reception, […]

Secret City Film Festival Returns to Oak Ridge

Posted by on September 11, 2008 at 9:15 am

Our good friend Keith McDaniel, director of the 2007 NPT Human Spirit Award winning film THE CLINTON 12 at the Nashville Film Festival, is gearing up for his own Secret City Film Festival to be held Oct. 9-12, 2008, at the Oak Ridge Playhouse in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 60 independent films from the around the […]


Posted by on September 4, 2007 at 3:43 pm

Here are some pictures from NPT’s advance screening of SHAKESPEARE WAS A BIG GEORGE JONES FAN: COWBOY JACK CLEMENT’S HOME MOVIES at the Belcourt Theatre last week. Guests who came out included Hal Ketchum, John Prine. Oh Boy Records President Al Bunetta and of course, Cowboy Jack himself. The film by Robert Gordon (that’s him […]