The Nashville Film Festival Announces HBO Documentary Films’ “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” as 2020 Opening Night Film

Presentation will Include Interactive Livestream with Film’s Director/Producer, Frank Marshall, and Producer, Nigel Sinclair.

Nashville, Tenn. -- September 28, 2020 -- The Nashville Film Festival today announced that it will present HBO Documentary Films’ feature length documentary, “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” on opening night of this year’s virtual festival on October 1st, 2020 at 6 pm CST. The film chronicles the rise of the iconic group, consisting of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, who wrote more than 1,000 songs and twenty number one hits throughout their career. “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” will debut on HBO later this year.

The opening night presentation will include an interactive livestream with the film’s director/producer, Frank Marshall, and producer, Nigel Sinclair. The discussion will be moderated by Steven Gaydos, executive vice president of global content of Variety magazine, and will take place at 8 pm CST following the screening of the film. The film and livestream will be available to festival ticket and badgeholders through Sunday, October 4th.

A Polygram Entertainment presentation of a Kennedy/Marshall and White Horse Pictures production in association with Diamond Docs, “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” is directed by Frank Marshall, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Seabiscuit”), and was an official selection for the 2020 Telluride Film Festival. Marshall also produces alongside Nigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa, part of the award-winning team behind HBO’s “The Apollo” and producers of “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” and HBO’s “George Harrison: Living in the Material World”, and Mark Monroe (“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week,” “Icarus”).

“The Nashville Film Festival is honored to share the story of the Bee Gees, their incredible career and the global impact of their music,” said Lauren Ponto, Programming Manager at the Nashville Film Festival. “This special documentary is a great fit for our festival, which has a long history of showcasing the world’s best music-based films.”

The 51st annual Nashville Film Festival will take place virtually from October 1-7, 2020. The presentation of “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” is free to VIP badge holders or $12 for general admission. Tickets are on sale now at

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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