Friday, April 28, 2017

Chattanooga Film Festival 2017: Joe Bob Does Tennessee

Once again, I was able to return to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria!  I love cinema in all of its forms, so the Chattanooga Film Festival is one of my favorite times of year because I spend four days being surrounded by movies and fellow film lovers!  To get a sense of why I love the Chattanooga Film Festival so much, read my post from the start of my coverage of the 2016 Chattanooga Film Festival (found here)...every word of it still holds true!

We already did an overview episode on Mass Listeria (found at, but for the next several episodes of The Gargyle Podcast, I'll be providing reviews of each of the films that I saw individually.  Up next in my coverage of the 2017 Chattanooga Film Festival is:  Joe Bob Does Tennessee

I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for Joe Bob Does Tennessee was:
Hundreds of movies have been filmed in Tennessee or dealt with Tennessee subject matter - thousands if you count Elvis movies - and who better than Joe Bob Briggs to separate the crap from the crapola and tell you:

  • Why Nashville hates Robert Altman even though he's dead
  • Why you should never make a movie about Andrew Johnson
  • Why 50 percent of all country music movies feature Ferlin Husky
  • Why we don't care about the Battle of Franklin
Using hundreds of stills and clips from the history of the Volunteer Stat - and telling us what Tennessseans volunteered for in the first place - Joe Bob delivers the third in his ongoing Chattanooga Film Festival series of presentations about the dark underbelly of southern film.

I saw 21 feature films, short films, partial films, or live shows during the Chattanooga Film Festival!  So, be sure to check back soon for more of my CFF coverage!  And if you enjoy movies, conventions, comics, games, cartoons, Star Wars, horror, or just about anything sure to keep coming back for all things geekery!!  In the meantime, follow me here, on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube and be sure to subscribe to my podcast on iTunes and/or Google Play for more geek coverage!

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