Friday, April 11, 2008

The stars come out in Nashville

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.

4 comments:

John Seal said...

Please tell Ms. Neal that she was the first woman I fell in love with (at age 10) thanks to The Day the Earth Stood Still. And of course, she was da bomb in A Face in the Crowd. I still have a thing for her!

Joe Leydon said...

And in Hud -- she is positively smokin'.

Nick said...

Due respect to Meg and Macy, but that picture of them is some scary shit.

Joseph said...

Appreciated the critics panel this afternoon. It was a lot of fun.