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Chuck Berry documentary to premiere in Nashville Film Fest

watch 15/08/2019

A new documentary, 'Chuck Berry', will depict the life of the rock n' roll pioneer who passed away in 2017.

The Jon Brewer film will be premiering on 4th October at Nashville Film Festival. You can watch the trailer below.

The trailer features famous fans like Paul McCartney, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons and more praising Berry as a songwriter and guitarist. It also showed footage of the 1986 film, 'Hail! Hail! Rock' N' Roll' where Keith Richards says Berry has given him "more headaches than Mick Jagger".

The first-ever interview with Berry's widow, Thelmetta, whom he was married to for almost seven decades, will also be included in the film. It'll also feature many conversations with his children and close friends.

"The family members really gave a profound insight into the man behind the music," Brewer told Rolling Stone. "We also talk to his lawyer about the truth behind some of these charges levied against Berry… and that's a film in itself."

"Chuck Berry is an icon who uniquely combined his genius, style and attitude to inspire, diversify and excite the world while redefining modern popular music," the Nashville Film Festival's Jason Padgitt states. "In that spirit, we are thrilled to host the world premiere of Chuck Berry during the Nashville Film Festival's 50th anniversary in Music City."