Talk about your star-studded lineup: William H. Macy will visit the 2008 Nashville Film Festival for the festival's April 17 opening-night screening of The Deal. The next day, Al Gore will be on hand at NaFF '08 to present the festival's 2008 Reel Current Award to Mountain Top Removal, Michael O'Connell's documentary about mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia. And just one hour later, the NaFF '08 will present "Covering Film," a panel discussion focusing on print and Internet coverage of cinema, featuring... featuring... well, featuring me. And some other guys.
And, oh yeah, by the way: On April 22, I'll be conducting an on-stage Q & A with Patricia Neal, winner of the NaFF's first Lifetime Achievement Award, before a special festival screening of Hud. Life is good, God is kind.