On Monday, April 20, Day 5 of ten for The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone), one of the event’s corporate sponsors, joins forces with the 46th annual fest to offer free films to local cinephiles who’d like to experience the festival for a day.
In a statement to the press, it was announced that Bridgestone purchased every film ticket at the festival for Monday, April 20 and is making all of them available to the public at no charge.
Phillip Dobbs, Chief Marketing Offer of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operation elaborated, “Bridgestone is proud to partner with the Nashville Film Festival for Free Film Day and give our neighbors access to works of film that celebrate innovation, diversity and the art of storytelling.” He then added, “Nashville is our home and we remain committed to making it a great place to live and work through sponsorship and donation dollars, and volunteerism efforts.”
Of the generous offer, Ted Crockett, Nashville Film Festival Executive Director, said, “NaFF will present 26 film screenings that day, everything from comedy, drama, and documentaries, to inspirational films,” said Ted Crockett, executive director of the Nashville Film Festival. “Each film on Monday of the festival is completely free through the generosity of Bridgestone.” Crockett also revealed, “In our 46 years, this is the first time a major corporation has purchased all tickets for a full day and given them away!”
In an effort to make Bridgestone Free Film Day a seamless success, all tickets must be reserved via www.nashvillefilmfestival.org. Click Here to reserve tickets or visit the festival box office located at the lower level of Regal Green Hills Cinema. Tickets for Monday’s free day are available while supplies last.
Monday’s schedule is as follows: (click each title for a brief description of the film)
Made In Japan/12 noon (Theatre 16) 12 noon
Shorts-Animation for the Whole Family/12 noon (Theatre 4)
The Keepers/12:15 p.m. (Theatre 14)
The Challenger/12:30 p.m. (Theatre 15), Los Hongos (Theatre 3)
Shorts-Don’t Ask Me, I Just Work Here/12:45 p.m. (Theatre 5)
Shorts-Experimental Showcase/2:30 p.m. (Theatre 4)
Live From New York!/3:00 p.m. (Theatre 14)
Some Beasts/3:15 p.m. (Theatre 16)
Krisha/3:30 p.m. (Theatre 15)
Interactive Event-Lower Broads Live Table Read/3:30 p.m. (Theatre 3)
7 Chinese Brothers/4:15 p.m. (Theatre 5)
Shorts-Animation Showcase/4:30 p.m. (Theatre 4)
Duty of the Hour/5:30 p.m. (Theatre 16)
Margarita with a Straw/5:45 p.m. (Theatre 14)
Frame By Frame/6:00 p.m. (Theatre 15)
Radiator/6:15 p.m. (Theatre 5)
My Voice, My Life/7:00 p.m. (Theatre 3)
Welcome to Leith/7:00 p.m. (Theatre 4)
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution/7:30 p.m. (Theatre 16)
Runoff/8:30 p.m. (Theatre 14)
We Were Rebels (Wir waren Rebellen)/8:45 p.m. (Theatre 15)
The Midnight Swim/9:00 p.m. (Theatre 5)
They Look Like People/9:30 p.m. (Theatre 3)
Wildlike/9:30 p.m. (Theatre 4)
The Chambermaid/10:00 p.m. (Theatre 16)
With the festival reaching the halfway mark on Monday, there’s still five days to go. To purchase festival passes, Click Here. For individual tickets during the remainder of the festival, Click Here.
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