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The biggest news of the week is the release of the highly-anticipated film, The Jungle Book, which has captivated audiences everywhere.
The reviews have been fantastic and people are bum-rushing their local theaters to catch the Walt Disney remake.
The box office numbers tell the tale:
The Jungle Book hype is real, folks. The movie is a feast for the eyes – a must-watch in 3-D. According to NBCNews.com, “42 percent of the film’s domestic sales came from 3-D and premium-format screens.”
This IMAX featurette is just a taste of this majestic piece of filmmaking, courtesy of director Jon Favreau.
Movies In Music City
The weather is warmer and the days are longer. Top American film festivals like Sundance and SXSW are over, and the Tribeca Film Festival pushes on.
Yet, another fest is gaining prestige by the year and is entering the conversation as one of the country’s best. The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), which kicked off Thursday, has become a destination event for groundbreaking features, music documentaries and short films.
Well-regarded movies like 13 Assassins, (500) Days of Summer, and Oscar nominees I Am Love, Ajami, and Dogtooth once debuted at the 47-year-old movie extravaganza. Plus, NaFF has hosted its share of celebs like Oprah Winfrey, Susan Sarandon, William Shatner, Al Gore and Nicole Kidman to name a few.
The festival features 172 selections in the short film category. Those shorts were chosen from among 3,700 entries.
Yet, this is how big-time the Nashville Film Fest has become: Short film winners in the Narrative, Animated and Documentary Shorts Competitions will qualify for consideration for the 2017 Academy Awards.
The Nashville Film Festival is in the upper echelon, in case you didn’t know.
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