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Bill Frisell 'A Portrait' featured at Nashville Film Festival / The Tennessean

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Everyone from jazz guitarist Bill Frisell to rapper Snoop Dogg will be seen on screen at this year's Nashville Film Festival. The 48th annual fest - taking place April 20-29 - has shared details on its "Music Films/Music City" competition. The nine films hail from around the globe and celebrate a universe of sounds. There's "The Last Songwriter," which includes appearances from Garth Brooks and Emmylou Harris, and the gangsta rap doc "G Funk," starring Snoop, Warren G and other west coast mainstays. "Artic Superstar" follows a rapper pursuing stardom, despite speaking an endangered language, while "Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape" examines a strangely enduring audio format. Additional films include  "Davi's Way," "Score: A Film Music Documentary," "Straight Into a Storm" and "Tokyo Idols."

Bill Frisell 'A Portrait' traces the ideas and processes that shaped the guitarist's music, and provides rare insight into his mind and personality. Full of live music, revealing stories, and intimate access to the normally reclusive Frisell, various collaborations are followed from development to fruition, including the last ever performance of the Paul Motian Trio with Frisell and Joe Lovano. Also featuring Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner, Paul Simon, Nels Cline, Joey Baron, Jim Hall, Jason Moran, Mike Gibbs, John Zorn, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter and John Abercrombie.

The 48th annual Nashville Film Festival takes place April 20-29 at Regal Hollywood Stadium 27