Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A movie based in Smyrna

I have talked about the All Saints' Episcopal Church. I talked about the breakup of their old congregation in 2006 and in 2009 the farmers market the newer members were running.

It turns out the story of the struggles of their church is worthy of a movie that is in production.

AFFIRM Films is excited to announce that production has begun on our newest film, ALL SAINTS. Inspired by a true story and starring John Corbett and Cara Buono. Register to get all the latest news from AFFIRM Films: 
The movie was talked about back in September in the Tennessean, but it only recently came to my attention.

The true story of how refugees from Myanmar breathed new life into a floundering Episcopal church in Smyrna is being brought to the big screen.
The inspirational drama "All Saints" will star John Corbett of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Northern Exposure" as well as Cara Buono of "Stranger Things" and "Mad Men," according to Affirm Films and Provident Films, the entities behind the movie. It is inspired by what happened at All Saints' Episcopal Church about a decade ago.

It looks like filming is already over, and I had not heard of it at all. My google alerts must be set up badly.
Crews have been filming the movie in Nashville and Smyrna, including at the actual church on Lee Victory Parkway. Filming in Middle Tennessee was expected to wrap up by mid-October.

I hope they  arrange a film showing of the movie at the Malco or the refurbished theatre downtown. That would be a fun event.

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