Nashville, TN, November 10, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Among the artists slated for this year’s Artlightenment festival include Raeanne Rubenstein whose works were recently featured at the Frist Center and original films by Pamela Roberts, Rob Lindsay and others. The film festival is new this year and the films will be presented from 6:30-9:30pm on Nov 10-11.
Artlightenment, held at the historic Fall School Building that is now home to the Church of Scientology at 1130 Eighth Ave. S., will host its opening reception for the art show on November 12 at 6pm and the awards for the film festival will be given out at 7:30pm at a special ceremony. The festival will feature a visual art exhibition and workshops on Saturday and Sunday, Nov 12-13.
Attendees can enjoy the films by purchasing a four-day festival pass for $10. Admission to the awards reception and the art exhibit is free.
"We are devoting the first two nights of the festival to filmmakers and their works," said Robyn Morshead, founder of the event. "The event is drawing noted participants from Los Angeles to New York."
Nashville filmmaker Raeanne Rubenstein will introduce her two films at 7 p.m. Friday by sharing insights from the things she's learned as a celebrity photographer in New York and an accomplished filmmaker in Middle Tennessee. Her first scripted feature short, "Berniece and Norma Jeane," shows 12-year-old Norma Jeane Baker receiving a surprising letter from the sister she never knew she had. The drama unfolds when Norma Jeane moves to Hollywood and becomes Marilyn Monroe. Her second film, "Tree Fall Down," offers a hilarious look at what happens after a tree falls on Rubenstein's house.
Atlanta filmmaker Pamela Roberts will present "Margaret Mitchell American Rebel," a film that shows how the author changed the world with her only book, "Gone With The Wind." A film tour coincides with the 75th anniversary of the book's publication.
Erik Hollander and Rob Lindsay of Nashville will screen “Alius Primorus,” an award winning film about a father’s journey into the last moments of his son’s life that changes his own forever.
Other filmmakers include William M. Akers, Nicole Cattell, John Jones, Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir of Dolce Films, Karen Lavender, Robyn Morshead and Gary Ravenscroft.
For more information about the Artlightenment schedule, artists, films, and workshops, visit www.artlightenment.com.