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Nashville Film Festival Presented by Nissan Announces Red Carpet Schedule

The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) today announced the celebrities scheduled for the 10-day event running April 16-25 at Regal Green Hills.
 
“We are so excited to welcome such a great line-up,” said Artistic Director Brian Owens. “The red carpet is such a wonderful opportunity for festival-goers and media to see the people who put so much work into the films we are showing.”
 
The public is invited to attend the red carpet, along with the media. All red carpet events take place at Regal Green Hills on the lower level lobby.
 
Note: The following represents what is currently known and expected, however, NaFF cannot guarantee attendance on the red carpet. Times may change. Please check in for daily updates at the Press and Industry Office.
 
Red Carpet Schedule
 
Thursday, April 16    
Tig Notaro (comedian), Clown Service (short before Adult Beginners)
Nick Kroll (comedian), Adult Beginners
             
Friday, April 17         
Chamique Holdsclaw (former WNBA player), Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw
 
Saturday, April 18     
(Family Fun Day; includes “Outlander” parade and table tennis club)
 
Blind Boys of Alabama, How Sweet the Sound – The Blind Boys of Alabama
Tomi Fujiyama (first Japanese country star), Made in Japan
Bob Byington (director), 7 Chinese Brothers
Pras Michel (Grammy-winning rapper), Sweet Micky for President
Sharon Lawrence (actress), The Bridge Partner
 
Sunday, April 19        
Aviva Kempner (director), Rosenwald
Colin Jost (Head writer for “Saturday Night Live”), Live From New York!
 
Tuesday, April 21      
Nikki Lane, Heartworn Highways Revisited
Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern (directors), In My Father's House
Che “Rhymefest” Smith (hip hop artist), In My Father's House
Nicholas Brooks (director), Sam
 
Wednesday, April 22 
(Fashion night on the red carpet – designs by Nashville Fashion Week’s Fashion Forward Fund modeled by AMAX Talent)
 
Gabrielle Demesteere (director), Yellowstone
Lorrie Morgan (country music artist), Country: Portraits of an American Sound
Peter Cooper (Grammy-nominated artist), Country: Portraits of an American Sound
Manuel (designer), Country: Portraits of an American Sound / Manuel Work-In-Progress Event
 
Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), April 16 – 25, 2015, presented by Nissan North America, brings the world to Nashville in a 10-day celebration of film. NaFF celebrates the diversity of the human vision by curating diverse program segments. Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman, it is one of the oldest film festivals in the U.S.  As an Academy Award Qualifying Event, NaFF garners notice from the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street JournalMovieMaker Magazine, IndieWire, Variety, Billboard, New York and Script Magazine.