Monday, November 20

Film City USA

Nashville is usually thought of as a music city, and we are definitely that, but what most people don't know is that we are a movie city and tonight was payoff to the supporters of this industry and art form.

Nashville Film Festival has arranged a special engagement of the new film:
Come Early Morning

Exclusive and FREE To Our NFC Members

The film's star, Ashley Judd, director, Joey Lauren Adams (to be confirmed) and music producer, Alan Brewer will be in attendance for a special Q & A panel to follow. Brian Mansfield (Nashville correspondent for USA Today) will moderate the panel.

Come Early Morning
Monday, November 20, 7pm
Regal Green Hills Cinema
Q & A Panel to Follow Screening

NFC Members may bring one guest to this event. Members must show their NFC Card for admittance. Seating is limited.

Come Early Morning, Dir. Joey Lauren Adams, 97 min, USA, Rated R (language and some sexual situations)
Cast : Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Donovan, Tim Blake Nelson, Laura Pepron, Diane Ladd, Stacey Keach
Original Music by Alan Brewer

Come Early Morning is a beautifully rendered film about a southern woman in a small-town, rural community, a subject director Joey Lauren Adams obviously knows intimately. Delicately told, it is the story of Lucy, a 30-something woman who keeps waking up with a stiff hangover and a guy she doesn't even want to look at. If coming to grips with why she keeps repeating this pattern isn't enough, Lucy also begins to realize that she needs to get in touch with her familial past and, more importantly, with the person she has become. Fueled by a perfectly nuanced performance from the gifted Ashley Judd, Come Early Morning is about life transitions, the search for love, and the burdens we carry with us. A portrait of simple truths that isn't archetypal melodrama, it steadfastly avoids wallowing in the depths of sentimentality or self-destruction. You can't help but appreciate this kind of storytelling for its directness, honesty, and qualities of toughness and heart that leave you wanting to know more as it plays itself out, following you into that part of your filmic memory reserved for distinction.-- Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance Film Festival

Questions or comments? Email or call (615) 742-2500.
The film was quite good. Ashley and her mama, Naomi, sat directly behind us. I could soak in the Ashley lovliness. I do have to say it was a little uncomfortable thinking about hot she looked in her underwear during most of the movie with her sitting right behind me. She looked fabulous in her winter coat too but wow...on the screen and her equally attractive, although trashed down roommate, Laura Prepon.

It's kind of a southern gothic chick flick but it's good.
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