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Get a glimpse of the 2010 Nashville Film Festival

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Tomorrow, Saturday, April 3, from 6-9PM, you can get a glimpse of what the actual 2010 Nashville Film Festival will be about and showing. The Fifth Annual Nashville Film Festival Preview will take place at The Arts Company downtown. You will get sneak peeks of movie trailers and clips, along with popcorn and theater candy. Also, it'll be set up like a trailer park drive-in.

The Festival is expected to open with Sam Taylor-Wood's biographical movie, Nowhere Boy, which is meant to be about the teenage John Lennon. It stars actor, Aaron Johnson, as the young John Lennon and actress, Kristin Scott Thomas, as John Lennon's Aunt Mimi. Nowhere Boy was premiered internationally in January at the Sundance Film Festival. So far it's already been nominated for the London Critics Circle Award, British Independent Film Award, and the BAFTA Award.

Following Nowhere Boy is The Concert, directed by Radu Mihaileanu, and starring actresses Melanie Laurent and Miou Miou. The Concert is about the Bolshoi Orchestra's conductor, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov. It goes through the story about how he was fired for hiring Jewish musicians thirty years ago. Melanie Laurent plays a young virtuoso who is hired by Filipov to perform with several other musicians in Paris.

Also expected to be seen is Brad Paisley's short film, When Mom's Away. When Mom's Away started out as a joke on Brad Paisley's wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley. According to Brad, she had left him a list of things he should and shouldn't let their son do before she left for a business trip in New York. By the time she had come back from the trip, he had the film edited and ready to view.

It just said, 'Press play.' It was horrifying, but hilarious." -- Brad Paisley

And closing the night is Adrian Grenier's Teenage Paparazzo. The film is a documentary about a 13-year-old paparazzo, Austin Visschedyk, and his obsession with the celebrity world. It is reported that Teenage Paparazzo goes in depth with a teenager's obsession and the relationship between celebrity and society. The idea for the movie came from when Austin, now 16, was 13 and he snapped a photo of Adrian. Adrian wanted to figure out what made a true paparazzo click and so he went about it, changing Austin Visschedyk's life forever.

To me [Teenage Paparozzo] is a big fat kiss to the paparazzi and I want to say, 'Hey guys, right back at you!'" -- Adrian Grenier in a 2010 Sundance Film Festival Q&A

The 2010 Nashville Film Festival will take place at the Regal Green Hills Cinemas from April 15-22. Tickets start at just $9 and go up, depending on what package you might want, and can be purchased by clicking here. However, tickets won't go on sale to the public until Monday, April 5, at 10AM.

To host the North American premiere of The Concert is a coup, really, and a great opportunity for Nashville to get ones of the first looks at this fantastic film. And it feels almost deliciously subversive to end the Festival with Teenage Paparazzo. In a town full of celebrities, we have our own unique approach to celebrity culture, choosing instead to cultivate nonchalance about it. We even get protective about the stars that call Nashville home. For Adrian to take us into a world so foreign to us will be a great treat." -- Brian Owens, NaFF artistic director

Also at the premiere will be artwork by painter April Street. Her show, Souvenirs from Spinning,  will continue through April 24 in case you miss it tomorrow night.

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