Marty Stuart to host premiere at C2C Festival
Tennessee superstar will host the UK premiere of the ‘Born In Bristol’ documentary at Country to Country festival this Sunday
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the birth of country music, the Country to Country (C2C) festival in London will present the UK premiere of the documentary ‘Born in Bristol’ at Cineworld Cinemas on Sunday 12 March at 1:30pm, including a special question-and-answer session with Marty Stuart moderated by BBC Radio personality Baylen Leonard, himself a Bristol, Tennessee native.
Stuart, who will perform on the C2C main stage later that evening in support of his new album, Way Out West, also appears in the film, which tells the story of the 1927 music recording sessions organised by Victor Recording executive Ralph S. Peer, an event Johnny Cash called, “the single most important event in the history of country music.”
Produced by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Virginia Tourism Corporation and directed by Sundance Award-winner Chusy, Born In Bristol received a shortlist consideration at the 2016 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, and was filmed on location in Bristol, which straddles the Tennessee-Virginia state line in the US and Nashville.
Born In Bristol is a 54-minute film that tells the untold story of the birth of country music, featuring re-creations of the 1927 recording sessions, where legends including Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family were discovered. The film also includes appearances by Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Ashley Monroe, Sheryl Crow, Eric Church, Shannon & Ashley Campbell and Quicksilver.
C2C wristband and ticket-holders can attend the premiere by visiting the Tennessee Tourism booth at the Town Square and registering to win a trip to Tennessee, to receive a free ticket. There will also be a screening on Saturday 11 at 2:00pm, without Q&A. The premiere of Born In Bristol with the Q&A will take place at 1:30pm GMT Sunday, 12 March, 2017 (Doors at 1:00pm) at the C2C Festival, Cineworld Cinemas at The O2, Leamouth Peninsula, London SE10 0DX. To find out more about the festival, go to: c2c-countrytocountry.com