The Historic Franklin Theatre was the site of a red carpet screening Wednesday for a film that opened Friday featuring an actor that grew up in Franklin and two Nashville-based producers.
“Finding You” is an inspirational romantic dramedy full of heart and humor about finding the strength to be true to oneself. After an ill-fated audition at a prestigious New York music conservatory, violinist Finley Sinclair (Rose Reid, who spent her formative years in Williamson County) travels to an Irish coastal village to begin her semester studying abroad. At the B&B run by her host family, she encounters gregarious and persistent heartthrob movie star Beckett Rush (Jedidiah Goodacre), who is there to film another installment of his medieval fantasy-adventure franchise. As romance sparks between the unlikely pair, Beckett ignites a journey of discovery for Finley that transforms her heart, her music, and her outlook on life. In turn, Finley emboldens Beckett to reach beyond his teen-idol image and pursue his true passion. But when forces surrounding Beckett’s stardom threaten to crush their dreams, Finley must decide what she is willing to risk for love. In addition to Reid and Goodacre the cast includes Katherine McNamara, Patrick Bergin (“Sleeping With The Enemy”), Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Judith Hoag (“Nashville” TV series), Tom Everett Scott and the legendary Vanessa Redgrave.
Nashville-based producers of the film are Producer Ken Carpenter and Executive Producer Julian Reid, and some of the feature’s second unit photography was shot in the Music City. The Reids, Carpenter, Producer Stephen Preston, Executive Producer Mike Roman, Director/Writer Brian Baugh and author Jenny B. Jones, whose novel “There You’ll Find Me” inspired the film, were in attendance Wednesday. They were joined at the screening by such guests as actor and Middle Tennessee resident Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing on “Dallas”), musician Michael W. Smith, filmmakers Andy Erwin and Jon Erwin, Tennessee Film Commissioner Bob Raines and Roadside Attractions Co-President Howard Cohen. The Southern Irish Dance troupe performed before the screening started.
Theaters where the film is now screening in the Middle Tennessee include Regal Opry Mills 20, Regal Green Hills 16, AMC Thoroughbred 20, Clarksville Stadium 16, Governor’s Square 10 Clarksville, Highland 12 Cookeville, NCG Gallatin Cinemas 10, Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 and Murfreesboro 16. For more on the motion picture visit findingyouthemovie.com.
And now for some screening shots from StageCritic.com’s Rick Malkin: