NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY NISSAN ANNOUNCES
Bridgestone Underwrites First-ever Free Community Film Day at the Nashville Film Festival
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) and Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced a day of free films for the Nashville community at the 46th Annual Nashville Film Festival. For one day only, Bridgestone has purchased every film ticket at the festival and is making all of them available to the public at no charge. Bridgestone Free Film Day is Monday, April 20, at the Nashville Film Festival.
“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,” said Philip Dobbs, Chief Marketing Officer, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “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.”
To improve the experience at the theater on Bridgestone Free Film Day, all tickets must be reserved at www.nashvillefilmfestival.org or at the festival box office while supplies last. Theaters have limited seating, so reservations are required. The Nashville Film Festival box office is located at Regal Green Hills Cinema on the lower level lobby.
“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. In our 46 years, this is the first time a major corporation has purchased all tickets for a full day and given them away!”
Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), April 16 – 25, 2015, presented by Nissan North America, brings the world to Nashville in a 10-day celebration of film. NaFF celebrates the diversity of the human vision by curating diverse program segments. Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman, it is one of the oldest film festivals in the U.S. As an Academy Award Qualifying Event, NaFF garners notice from the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MovieMaker Magazine, IndieWire, Variety, Billboard, New York and Script Magazine.
About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.