Announcing Tennessee First Lineup
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) today announced the film line-up for Tennessee First to be screened at the 44th annual Festival, scheduled April 18-25 at Regal Green Hills Cinema. These films were all made by, about, and for the people of Tennessee. From quiet memories, to nights shattered by violence, these varied stories will take you on a wild ride from the Mississippi to the Appalachians. Full Press Release and Photos
HBO Hometown Hero Award
The Hometown Hero Award recognizes Ms. Heather Winters as a Miami native filmmaker. MGLFF is excited to present Ms. Winters with this award since she is not only a homegrown talent, but also has focused on bringing Miami stories to the big screen with "Class Act" and now "TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro."
"Livin' On A Prayer," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Just Like Jesse James" -- the lyrics of Desmond Child have touched a generation of music fans. Now, the world-renowned tunesmith is aiming for a higher purpose.
"TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro," documents the 12-year journey of Child and his lifelong partner Curtis Shaw as they meet and connect with Angela Whittaker, the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world.
Miami pop composer Desmond Child had one of his biggest hits with Ricky Martin’s 1999 worldwide smash, Livin’ la Vida Loca. Now nearly 60, Child’s personal life has become anything but.
TWO: The Story of Roman & Nyro wins U.S. Documentary Audience Award at Nashville Film Festival
It's a universal story. A couple falls in love, wants a child, has a child and documents every digital step along the way. Their lens captures the raw footage of the angst and tension of fertility treatments, the surging joy of birth and the growth and development of healthy twin boys.
Curtis Shaw used to tell his boys that they slid down a rainbow onto the wings of a dragonfly.
They preferred to believe they were born on Mars.
But the truth of how they came into the world is just as unique.
And, as the boys' parents say, even more magical…