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‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Cast Added to Nashville Film Festival

Special Musical Performances, Interviews, and More will be Available Exclusively to Festival Attendees Beginning October 1st.

The Nashville Film Festival announced that it will host the exclusive tribute to O Brother, Where Art Thou? in celebration of the film’s 20th anniversary as part of this year’s festival from Oct. 1-7.

The tribute will be available online at and will include a discussion with legendary actors from the film, including George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson as well as an interview and music performance by Chris Thomas King. It will also feature powerful musical performances of classic songs from the film, including a special performance by Carlene Carter, daughter of June Carter Cash, and her daughter, Tiffany Anastasia Lowe.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - IMDb

“The Nashville Film Festival is honored to host this incredible lineup of actors and musicians and pay tribute to one of the most beloved and revered films of our time,” said Jason Padgitt, Executive Director of the Nashville Film Festival. “This special online event explores and celebrates the incredible contributions of this film, along with its impact on popular music and culture.”  

The tribute will focus on the impact of the film’s music on the Americana and folk genres, how the film’s themes remain relevant today, and anecdotal memories from the set 20 years ago. Exclusive musical performances will follow the panel discussion and include covers of classic songs from O Brother, Where Art Thou?, such as “I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow” and “You Are My Sunshine,” performed by Chris Thomas King, Dan Tyminski, Kathleen Edwards and The Dead South. The virtual music tribute will be hosted in partnership by peermusic and Variety magazine. 

The 51st annual Nashville Film Festival will take place virtually from Oct. 1-7, 2020. The O Brother, Where Art Thou? virtual tribute is free to VIP badge holders or $12 for general admission.

Tickets are on sale now at

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.