Wednesday, March 3, 2010

John Lennon Biopic Nowhere Boy to Open Nashville Film Festival

Posted By on Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:21 AM

Remember when D. Patrick got to wondering when we'd all get to see the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy here in these United States of America? Well, according to a press release we received this morning, we'll get to see it, alright: The film will kick off the 41st edition of the Nashville Film Festival:

"Nowhere Boy," a biopic exploring the childhood of a creative, spirited and curious John Lennon growing up in post-war Liverpool, will officially kick off the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) when it takes place April 15-22, 2010 at Regal Green Hills Cinema. Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood in her feature-film debut, the film stars the Oscar-nominated Kristin Scott Thomas ("The English Patient," "Gosford Park," "Four Weddings and Funeral"), as Lennon's Aunt Mimi, and Aaron Johnson as the young Lennon. The film has already picked up significant acclaim in Great Britain, including several nominations for London Critics Circle Awards, British Independent Film Awards and BAFTA Awards.  It had its International Premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

Call it a prequel! And do all baby-faced aspiring musicians in movies look like Frank Whaley or what? NaFF runs Apr. 15-22 at Regal Green Hills Cinema, and we should be getting a full schedule of films, events and panels next week.

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