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NPT's Indie Lens Pop-Up | Stray Dog
Nashville Public Television’s first Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of the season is a special event featuring Stray Dog, a film about Vietnam veteran Ronnie “Stray Dog” Hall. A Welcome & Celebration of Veterans Service opens the event at 1 p.m., followed by the screening at 2 p.m. The Veteran Administration’s Mobile Vet Center, a specially equipped RV with private counseling space and other services, will be parked nearby. The event concludes with a discussion featuring panelists April Jones (former leader of The Mission Continues, Nashville 1st Service Platoon; Post 9/11 veteran and motorcycle club member); Barry Rice (president, Tennessee State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America); Bob “Bulldog” Ousley (Operation Stand Down TN & Honor, Release, Return); and Jay Barnes (president, Rolling Thunder, Chapter One TN). Stray Dog airs on NPT, Monday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m.
Stray Dog follows Hall as he caravans on his Harley with fellow vets to pay tribute to their fallen brothers at the Vietnam Memorial. Meanwhile, back home in southern Missouri, he owns and operates an RV Park populated by a community on the margins. Here Stray Dog forges a new life of domesticity with his Mexican wife Alicia. Granik met Stray Dog while making her Academy Award-nominated feature film, Winter’s Bone, and asked him to play the character of Thump Milton. Piqued by Stray Dog’s compelling story, she later recorded conversations with him that led to the development of this documentary.
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Reception at 1 p.m.; screening at 2 p.m.
615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219(Neighborhood: Downtown)
Metro government is modernizing the parking garage adjacent to the Main Library. The project began late June 2016. Approximately 360 spaces will be added, and other improvements will be made to the garage. Seventy-five parking spaces are temporarily closed for the duration of construction. Project completion is expected in spring of 2018.
Due to the temporary parking space decrease and temporary lane closures, please allow extra time when planning to visit during peak hours or for special events.