Bush doc gets world premiere
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
– "Revival: The Sam Bush Story" chronicling the life and musical journey of the newgrass pioneer, will have its world premiere at the Nashville Film Festival on April 21.
Produced by Wannabe Films and See Forever Entertainment and co-directed by Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler, the film debuts at Regal Green Hills Cinema. Tickets for the festival and for Revival's red carpet world premiere (and its April 24 encore screening) are on sale.
"Even though Sam is revered by so many music greats he remains something of an unknown legend for the uninitiated," Wheeler said. "So, for those who aren't aware of Sam's story, this will be a discovery film. And, honestly, that - more than anything else - is what drew me to this project."
Alison Krauss, John Oates, Emmylou Harris, Béla Fleck, Ricky Skaggs and the Avett Brothers appear in the film.
"Revival" will compete with 11 other music documentaries in the festival's Gibson Music Films/Music City Competition. These 11 films were selected from more than 3,500 entries submitted to the festival.
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