The short film Across will be shown at the Franklin International Independent Film Festival on Sunday, November 4th at 3pm. The screening is part of the closing block of shorts for FIIFF, the burgeoning cinema event which takes place 20 minutes south of Nashville.
The movie, which tells the story of the childhood of America’s first black priest, was produced in Middle Tennessee, and locals will recognize a number of historic landmarks. “Technically, this is our Tennessee premiere,” said director Christopher Foley. “Although we had a private event for the filmmakers earlier this year, this is the first time we have shown the project to the public here in Nashville. We are honored to be chosen by Franklin Fest, and we hope to have a great turnout.”
Those interested are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets at FIIFF.org, by clicking on Tickets, selecting Single Film Blocks, and chosing the very last option - SU-1-3 Film Block. You can also share the facebook event page.
Although it is a self-contained 1/2 hour short film, Across is also the first chapter in a proposed feature film about Father Augustine Tolton. Tolton - in addition to being an important figure in the pre-history of the Civil Rights movement - is currently being considered for canonization to sainthood by the Catholic Church.