by Jim Ridley
If you got panicky yesterday when we passed along word that the Nashville Film Festival's closing-night doc Big Easy Express was almost sold out, here's some nerve tonic: The NaFF has added a special free outdoor screening Thursday, April 26, in Centennial Park. The concert doc follows a whistle-stop railway tour by Americana darlings Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and hometown heroes Old Crow Medicine Show. Seating begins at 7 p.m., with a selection of primo NaFF 2012 shorts at 8: the movie follows at 9 p.m., hand-delivered fresh from the Regal projection booth.
• A few additional celebrity guests announced: Judd Apatow stock player Martin Starr, a fan favorite since his Freaks and Geeks days, will appear at the festival with Saturday's 6:15 p.m. screening of 6 Month Rule, a comedy about a self-assured horndog (writer-director Blayne Weaver, who'll also attend) whose piggish rules about dating are tested by a new flame (Parks and Recreation's Natalie Morales, also scheduled to attend).
• Starr's got another movie in the festival: the Sundance-selected comedy-drama Save the Date. His co-star in that is one of NaFF's coolest guests this year, Lizzy Caplan (of Mean Girls, New Girl and lots of credits without the word "girl" in the title). Caplan's got another movie in the festival too, the comedy Queens of Country: see trailers and related clips below for all these films.
6 Month Rule:
Lizzy Caplan talks Save the Date:
Queens of Country: