Coming Attractions, 2009 Nashville Film Festival: 'That Evening Sun'
By Jim Ridley
on Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 3:30 PM
As a countdown to the 40th annual Nashville Film Festival, starting April 16 at Green Hills, we'll be posting daily trailers from some of the many notable attractions--features, documentaries, retrospective screenings and music films. Today's trailer coincides with the news that actor Hal Holbrook will be the recipient of the festival's 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Holbrook will be at NaFF for the Southeastern premiere of the indie drama That Evening Sun, an adaptation of a short story by Tennessee author William Gay. The 84-year-old actor gets his strongest showcase in years as a retired farmer who learns his land has been leased out from under him to a hard-drinking ne'er-do-well (actor-producer Ray McKinnon), prompting a violent battle of wills between the two men.
NaFF tickets are on sale now. While we've heard reports of some snags with the online ticketing, it's still worth the effort to buy advance tickets--especially for those films with celebrities and filmmakers in attendance. Watch tomorrow for more NaFF trailers.