Nashville Film Festival Announces Newly Added Films, Full Slate of Live Music Performances

Highly anticipated new films claim final programming slots; live music performances round out in-person festival program.

Nashville, TN — The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) today announces the addition of new titles to the festival program, as well as the full slate of live music performances set to round out the in-person event, happening September 30 - October 6.

Programmers have selected two highly anticipated new films as final additions to the festival’s in-person screening schedule. Fresh off a critically acclaimed world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Pablo Larraín’s dramatic fable SPENCER stars Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, screening Wednesday, October 6 at 9:30pm. Directed by Douglas Tirola, BERNSTEIN’S WALL is a complex look at Leonard Bernstein, one of the greatest figures in 20th century classical music; the film screens Sunday, October 3 at 4:30pm. Additionally, the festival will host a SECRET SCREENING at 3:30pm on Wednesday, October 6 at the Belcourt, where another of the year’s most anticipated new releases will screen for audiences open to a surprise film.

Bolstering the festival’s strong film and music programming, several live music performances will take place during the week, including:

  • The Young Fables (subjects of festival official selection The Fable of a Song) on Saturday, October 2 following the film’s 9:30pm screening at Rocketown
  • Joey Aich and WYD (featured in festival official selection Poser) on Saturday, October 2. This is a Filmmaker & Passholder Mixer at the Glen Campbell Museum (8pm - 11pm; must present a festival badge for admission)
  • June Millington (featured subject of Fanny: The Right to Rock) and Flight Attendant on Tuesday, October 5 following the film’s 4:30pm screening at Marathon Music Works

Note: the previously announced performance following the world premiere of Leftover Feelings: A Studio B Revival, has been canceled; subjects John Hiatt and Jerry Douglas will still be in attendance and will participate in a post-film conversation.

Individual tickets for BERNSTEIN’S WALL, SPENCER and the SECRET SCREENING, as well as the full festival program, are now available at; screening tickets to The Fable of a Song and Fanny: The Right to Rock include the post-film live performances.

About the 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 52nd festival from September 30-October 6, 2021. For more information, visit