Belmont welcomed the 52nd Nashville Film Festival to campus and saw some familiar faces on the red carpet. The Johnson theaters, the second venue of four in the traveling festival, played host to filmmakers and fans alike. Part of the program — NashFilm’s “NextGen Mixtape” — showcased 10 short films on a variety of subjects, from the daily life of women in 1980s South Africa to a story about a 12-year-old rugby fan stuck between her life in America and her New Zealand roots.
A current events documentary about 2020 filmed and produced by Belmont students will hit the silver screen when the Nashville Film Festival makes its way to campus Monday. “How Did We Get Here? Nashville Surviving 2020” is the 32-minute piece produced by a team of eight students, one of several films coming to campus as part of the festival. Belmont will serve as the second host venue of four in the week-long event showcasing independent feature-length movies, short films and
Alternative rock band Arcade Fire premiered its highly anticipated documentary “The Reflektor Tapes” in theatres around the world Wednesday, including Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre. The band’s 2013 album “Reflektor” ditched the angsty, bleak undertones of its previous LP “The Suburbs,” 2010, for dance music, disco balls and ambiguous lyrical references to Greek mythology and Joan of Arc. The album demands the listener’s full attention and so does the documentary chronicling it
What started as a conservation in the middle of a Boy Scout camping trip has now turned into Belmont’s newest major – motion pictures. Announced last fall, the film-making major housed in the Interdisciplinary Studies will begin accepting majors in the fall of 2013. The program will be led Will Akers, a screenwriter and former Vanderbilt professor he was hired last year to prepare it to open. The major was something university officials always expected to introduce. So when A