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    Not just a Music City: Nashville boasts one of the oldest film festivals in the country

    When observing Nashville, the first thing that comes to mind for most is the music scene. Examples include the crooning heard from iconic music artists at Ryman Auditorium or the roaring noise from any Broadway bar. However, the capital of Tennessee is more than a music city. It also has a film scene that many are unaware of. Since its creation in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is the oldest in the South and one of the oldest in the country, while also being an Academy Award qualifying festival. All those years ago, it all began with Mary Jane Coleman creating the Sinking Creek Film Celebration in East Tennessee on…