The Bluebird Cafe documentary to screen at Nashville Film Festival

The Bluebird Cafe opened in 1982 in Green Hills.

The Bluebird Cafe opened in 1982 in Green Hills.

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A documentary about The Bluebird Cafe, as well as other music documentaries, will be screened at the 50th annual Nashville Film Festival.

The festival, slated for Oct. 3-12, recently announced the initial music documentary lineup, including the world premieres of “Chuck Berry,” “Born Into the Gig” and “The Sheriff of Mars” as well as the U.S. premiere of “Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore” and the Southeast U.S. premiere of “Bluebird: The Movie.”

Located on Hillsboro Pike in Green Hills, The Bluebird Cafe's history dates back to 1982. Since then, both budding songwriters and household names have performed at the 90-seat venue.

The feature film covers the The Bluebird Cafe's nearly four-decade history, uncovering stories from those who have worked and performed at the establishment. The trailer features interviews with Kacey Musgraves, Faith Hill, Kelsea Ballerini, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill and others.

The Bluebird Cafe launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in 2017 and later raised more than $40,000 to complete the film.

In addition to the five music documentaries announced, the 50th annual festival will feature more than 250 films with a greater focus on music-based films, films directed by women and independent feature films, according to a news release.

“We are thrilled to announce these music documentary titles for our 50th Festival,” Nashville Film Festival Programming Manager Lauren Ponto said in the release. “Each film truly complements Nashville’s wide variety of musical and artistic roots. We are looking forward to presenting these powerful music documentaries as just one part of our amazing full slate of films.”

The full lineup for the Nashville Film Festival has not been released.


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