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Venue/Date Change: `Let the Fire Burn` Joins Community Cinema During Nashville Film Fest

Published on March 20, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Update. This post was update on 3/27 to reflect a change in date and venue from NPT Studio A to Regal Green Hills Theatre 14. A special screening of Let the Fire Burn, a 2014 Independent Spirit Award Winner, has been added to the Community Cinema schedule on Tuesday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. as part […]

`The Trials of Muhammad Ali` Screens February 19 at Community Cinema in Studio A.

Published on February 10, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Community Cinema in Studio A, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Nashville Public Television (NPT), with presenting partner Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), offers an advance screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali on Wednesday, February 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the NPT Arts Center. The film, by Academy Award-nominated director Bill Siegel (“The Weather […]

Community Cinema in Studio A Kicks off Dec 4 | Season Includes 5 Films Through May

Published on November 18, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

  NPT  Presents ‘Community Cinema in Studio A’ Free Lunchtime Screenings New season of documentary film series to take place at NPT Arts Center; Includes five films over six months. Community Cinema, a national civic engagement initiative by ITVS featuring screening of films from the Emmy ® Award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens,” will partner with […]

Artist Wayne White Engages and Inspires (Unembarrassingly) at Nash-Up Event

Published on November 2, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

By Daniel Tidwell NPT Media Update and NPT Arts Break Contributor Artist Wayne White took the stage on Wednesday at the Frist Center picking a banjo and sporting a Davy Crockett ensemble, complete with coon skin cap.  “My Name is Wayne White and I make pictures!” he declared, opening his inspiring, hilarious and profound lecture […]

2011-12 Season of Community Cinema Nashville Announced

Published on August 29, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

From our friends at Community Cinema: Season Opens Saturday, September 17 with Afghanistan-set “Peace Unveiled.” ITVS, together with partner station Nashville Public Television (NPT) and series partners Nashville Public Library, Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) and Hands On Nashville, is proud to announce the 2011-12 season of ITVS Community Cinema Nashville. Now in its four year, […]

Welcome to Shelbyville: The Panel Discussion

Published on May 23, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

Part of the NPT co-presented ITVS Community Cinema Nashville series, we screened the Independent Lens documentary “Welcome to Shelbyville” last week at the downtown Nashville Public Library. The film examines a community, 60 miles from Nashville, struggling in an economic downtown with a burgeoning immigrant population. A panel discussion followed with director Kim Snyder and […]

NPT Invites You to Shelbyville

Published on May 13, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

The Nashville Public Television and national PBS broadcast of Welcome to Shelbyville is just around the corner (Tuesday, May 24 at 9:00 p.m.) But tomorrow, at the Nashville Downtown Public Library, NPT viewers can get a more personal experience with the film. Join NPT and ITVS Community Cinema Nashville at 2:30pm for a free reception, […]

Screenings and Civil War Songs and More: an Amazing May at NPT

Published on May 4, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

There’s always plenty going on here at NPT, both on and off-air, but May is particularly busy with screenings and special broadcasts. Here’s a quick round-up: May could easily be called “Freedom Riders Month” with the many events going on to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the historic rides. In addition to the national American […]

`Pushing the Elephant` is a Must Watch Documentary

Published on March 21, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

“There are some strategies that you take, without knowing what they will produce. Life or Death.” – Rose Mapendo By Beth Curley Sometimes I think my life is just one big synchronous moment. Everything is connected in some deep way. Earlier this winter, I attended a staged reading by the Tennessee Repertory Theatre of Lynn […]

A Teen Facing Life: Thoughts on Cyntoia Brown and Her Story

Published on February 22, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

By Molly Secours Imagine a young girl that has been abandoned early on by her biological mother and grandmother — who both share a history of emotional instability (including drug and alcohol abuse) and several generations of suicidal behavior. In spite of being adopted and nurtured by a loving family, by her teen years she […]