Nashville Film Festival offers a sneak peek

Aug 21, 2023 by Ian Evans

The Nashville Film Festival returns to Music City from September 28th to October 4th, 2023. They’ve just announced four of the films that will be part of the official selections during the Festival. Details are below:

  • Uncharted – Directed by Beth Aala. Starring Alicia Keys, Ayoni, DaVionne, Jean Deaux – Uncharted takes audiences behind the scenes of Alicia Keys’ She Is The Music songwriting camp in this revealing look at the music business that focuses on the lack of access and opportunity granted to young black and brown women.
  • Asleep In My Palm – Directed by Henry Nelson. Starring Tim Blake Nelson, Chloe Kerwin – Explores the nature of parenthood and class in America as a father and daughter live off the grid in rural Ohio near a small liberal arts college. The two must face the challenges of her sexual awakening and need for independence as he escapes his violent and conflicted past.
  • It’s Only Life After All – Directed by Alexandria Bombach. Starring Amy Ray, Emily Saliers, Winona LaDuke – Blending 40 years of home movies, raw film archives and intimate present-day verité, this film is a poignant reflection from Amy Ray & Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls – the iconic folk rock duo. It’s a timely look into the obstacles, activism, and life lessons of two queer friends who never expected to make it big.
  • Black Barbie – Directed by Lagueria Davis. Starring Beulah Mae Mitchell, Kitty Black Perkins, Stacey Mcbride-Irby, Ashley Blaine-Featherson Jenkins, Gabourey Sidibe and Julissa Calderon – A Mattel insider, Beulah Mae Mitchell, helps us delve into the cross-section of merchandise and representation as Black women strive to elevate their own voices and stories, refusing to be invisible.

This is just four of the films that will screen in Nashville, with more films being announced later this month. The Nashville Film Festival always presents a great slate that covers everything from music to pressing social issues. It’s a great festival, so learn more at