Nashville, Tenn. -- September 23, 2020 -- The Nashville Film Festival today announced that it will host the exclusive tribute to O Brother, Where Art Thou? in celebration of the film’s 20th anniversary as part of this year’s festival from October 1-7, 2020. The tribute will be available online at Nashvillefilmfestival.org and will include a discussion with legendary actors from the film, including George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson as well as an interview and music performance by Chris Thomas King. It will also feature powerful musical performances of classic songs from the film, including a special performance by Carlene Carter, daughter of June Carter Cash, and her daughter, Tiffany Anastasia Lowe.
The tribute will focus on the impact of the film’s music on the Americana and folk genres, how the film’s themes remain relevant today, and anecdotal memories from the set 20 years ago. Exclusive musical performances will follow the panel discussion and include covers of classic songs from O Brother, Where Art Thou?, such as “I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow” and “You Are My Sunshine,” performed by Chris Thomas King, Dan Tyminski, Kathleen Edwards and The Dead South. The virtual music tribute will be hosted in partnership by peermusic and Variety magazine.
“The Nashville Film Festival is honored to host this incredible lineup of actors and musicians and pay tribute to one of the most beloved and revered films of our time,” said Jason Padgitt, Executive Director of the Nashville Film Festival. “This special online event explores and celebrates the incredible contributions of this film, along with its impact on popular music and culture.”
The 51st annual Nashville Film Festival will take place virtually from October 1-7, 2020. The O Brother, Where Art Thou? virtual tribute is free to VIP badge holders or $12 for general admission. Tickets are on sale now at nashvillefilmfestival.org/2020-festival/.
Passes and Tickets for the 2020 Nashville Film Festival
Virtual VIP Festival Badges are now on sale for $125 at www.nashfilm.org. VIP Badges provide unlimited access to all 200+ virtual/online film screenings and exclusive film, music and cultural content. Virtual Music Passes are also available for sale and include access to NashFilm Music Program virtual events and pro mentoring sessions.
About Nashville Film Festival
The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is a globally recognized nonprofit organization and cultural event presenting the best in world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers. With Academy Award® qualifying status, the Nashville Film Festival celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and will host its 51st festival from October 1-7, 2020. For more information, visit www.nashfilm.org.
Founded by Ralph S. Peer in 1928, peermusic is the world’s largest global independent publishing company and operates 35 offices in 30 countries. With well over a half a million titles in the company’s catalogue, and songs that vary from country, blues, jazz and pop to Latin, concert and rock‘n’roll, peermusic is the largest privately owned company of its kind in the world. For further information about peermusic, go to www.peermusic.com.