by Stephen Lackey, Contributor
The 44th year of the Nashville Film Festival has easily been one of the best yet with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences panels and events, a Celebration of Kurdish films, and plenty of premieres and celebrities. There’s still plenty to do on this final day of NaFF so let’s not reminisce just yet. There are still movies to see! The Closing Night Film promises to be a real crowd pleaser. Unfinished Song, starring Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave tells the story of an older man who has given up on new experiences, until he is introduced to a seniors’ singing group.
Today is also a great day to catch up on some screenings you may have missed earlier in the festival or that had sold out. FOLK is a documentary that follows folk singers from three generations in an attempt to find their place in the world doing what they love to do. It’s a film for fans of a good story, not just folk music. If you haven’t seen any short films, or still want to see more, at 4:30 today NaFF will be presenting a collection of animated, narrative, documentary and experimental award winners from this year..
Finally if you’re a passholder please join us to celebrate our 44th year at the Closing Night party, starting at 8:30 in the Hospitality tent. This is your last chance to meet some of the filmmakers that crafted the films that have been on display this week. There’s also no question that conversations about what might be coming in 2014 will come up as we all enjoy a drink and a dessert.