NaFF tix on sale, Belcourt updates, and the Aussie biker classic Stone at Cult Fiction Underground 



Tickets are on sale now for the Nashville Film Festival, running April 17-26 at Regal's Green Hills 16 and Walk of Fame Park downtown, and if you don't want to be shut out of screenings, we strongly encourage you to get your tickets now. Especially if the selection you want to see a) shows on opening night; b) has stars attending or in the cast; c) was made locally; d) has filmmakers present; e) concerns a musician who will be on hand for the premiere; f) is titled Boulevard or The Identical. Go to, and watch next week's Scene for our annual festival preview and guide.

• The '70s work of director Jerry Schatzberg has gotten a closer look in recent years, particularly his gritty dramas Scarecrow and The Panic in Needle Park (both featuring live-wire early roles for Al Pacino). As part of the Nashville Public Library's ongoing "Legends of Film" podcast series, Popular Materials staffer William Chamberlain has taped an interview with the 86-year-old director and former magazine photographer, as well as an intro for Saturday's 2 p.m. screening at the downtown library of Schatzberg's rarely shown 1976 comedy Sweet Revenge. Formerly titled Dandy, the All-American Girl, it stars Stockard Channing as a car thief romanced by Sam Waterston, cast surprisingly as a lawyer. (Fun fact: Schatzberg also directed former Scene staffer and Mr. Peanut novelist Adam Ross as a preteen in his 1979 Alan Alda political drama The Seduction of Joe Tynan.) The screening is free and open to the public; see for the podcast.

• You have one night left — Thursday — to see both parts (heh) of Lars von Trier's explicit unrated drama Nymphomaniac at The Belcourt, along with the documentary portrait Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (a treat for anyone who's seeing Tennessee Rep's production of Stephen Sondheim's Company in its last weekend at TPAC). This weekend, take the kids to see The Wizard of Oz in all its big-screen glory 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hillsboro Village theater; or traumatize them as Bill Murray does lethal combat with a wily gopher in the best parts of Caddyshack Saturday and Sunday, part of the theater's ongoing salute to the late Harold Ramis. At midnight Friday and Saturday: Tommy Wiseau's The Room, depleting the city's supplies of plastic cutlery. Coming soon: the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune (April 18), David Lynch's Dune at midnight (April 24-25), Le Week-End (TBA) and Nicolas Cage in David Gordon Green's Joe (TBA).

• The streets of East Nashville will reek of exhaust and roar with revving motors Saturday night as the Cult Fiction Underground — the grindhouse bunker located under Logue's Black Raven Emporium at 2915 Gallatin Road — screens a legend in biker cinema, Down Under division: Sandy Harbutt's Stone. If you saw the great Ozploitation documentary Not Quite Hollywood, you left with a Harley-sized hankering to see this 1974 biker epic (a Tarantino favorite, duh) about an undercover cop who rides hard and goes down harder to find out who's killing off members of the Grave Diggers motorcycle club. Admission is $5; stash your Kawasaki 900 out back. If your tastes run more to silver bullets than steel horses, Friday night's feature is John Landis' An American Werewolf in London.

• Opening Friday at Green Hills: the romantic drama Breathe In, with Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones. Opening everywhere: Rio 2 — is this the animated City of God? — and the horror opus Oculus. Hey, when's Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive going to screen here?




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