Contemporary Expression

April 20, 2009, 8:38 pm
Filed under: Film Festival

Part 5 of the iPhone thumb blog posts from The Nashville Film Festival.
Okay so the local jury gave Baby Formula the prize from The Brooks Fund and the Rollins fund for the Arts from the Community Foundation.
This Canadian film was well made but didn't connect with audiences. After years of developing an LGBT audience and a history of excellent screenings, this year fell flat.
I don't think it was about the selection of this film, or the already nationally acclaimed Ask Not also showing this year.
It is clear that the film festival continues to reach out to the LGBT community in Nashville with the same generous sport as other groups in town.
The difference is that we are not reaching back.
Are we just lazy? Do we not seek out opportunities to engage outside of our own fundraisers?
What does it say to film makers throughout our community if we don't support them at our own local film festival?
What are your thoughts on this?


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