OK, the hed's a clumsy hat tip to the late, great Nashville soul men Earl Gaines and Ted Jarrett, but that's on us. The International Black Film Festival of Nashville continues its Summer Series of independent films by African American filmmakers with a screening 5 p.m. Saturday of 24 Hour Love, featuring Tatyana Ali, Lynn Whitfield, Malinda Williams and Darius McCrary. From the festival website:
The greatest feeling in the world is when you learn to love! Follow the stories of seven everyday people as they experience laughter, life and matters of the heart. The all-star cast will take you through the good, the bad and the ugly of the many faces of love.
More exciting to us is the chance 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 to catch up with a movie we missed in theaters, Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer. We've been hearing for the past year about Clarke Peters' performance as a minister pressing his grandson to get religion, and this'll tide us over until Lee's remake of Oldboy comes out in late November. (Its move from a Halloween slot into something closer to awards season bodes well.)
Both IBFFN screenings will be Belmont's Bill and Carol Troutt Theatre, 2100 Belmont Blvd. Admission is $8, $5 for students and seniors. And if you want to give Lee's new project some love on Kickstarter, here's how.