REGAL GREEN HILLS 16 was transformed into a celebrity fest last evening as former U.S. Vice President hosted the Nashville Premier of “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS”. Producer Lawrence Bender, as well as leading actress Melanie Laurent and actor Eli Roth were present to welcome the invitation only premiere attendees.

A red carpet and movie posters lined the entry for celebrity guests including Jim Cooper; U.S. Representative, GARY ODOM; TN State Representative, and singer/songwriter, Sheryl Crow. Also attending was Smashmouth lead singer, SteveHarwell, country artists Kathy Mattea, Bucky Covington, Julie Roberts, Danielle Peck, Joey + Rory and Mindy Smith. Jaron Lowenstein of the pop duo Evan & Jaron, rock group AMERICAN BANG (Jaren Johnston, Ben Brown, Kelby Ray, & Neil Mason)

The movie received overwhelming emotional responses from those who were present at the screening. It is about the first year of the German occupation of France, Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.

Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to their enemy as “the basterds,” Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own.

Employing pulp and propaganda in equal measure, Quentin Tarantino's “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS”weaves together the infamous, oppressed, real and larger-than-life stories of WWII.

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is rated R by the MPAA and opens on August 21st.

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