Nashville, TN -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/03/2014 -- For more than four decades, songwriter Jimbeau Hinson has been shaping the country music industry with his cleverly penned and prolific songs, but now he is entering into new territory with the premiere of his new documentary film,Beautiful Jim, which makes its debut at the Green Hills Regal Cinemas on Saturday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m. during the 2014 Nashville Film Festival (April 17-26).
Renowned for writing hits for artists such as David Lee Murphy, Brenda Lee, Patty Loveless, Steve Earle and the Oak Ridge Boys, Jimbeau talks candidly throughout the film about his life as an open, formerly active, bisexual man which resulted in his diagnosis with HIV. Living over a decade under the secret of his infection for personal and professional reasons, he is now considered HIV-undetectable. Jimbeau has come close to dying from the AIDS virus on two occasions, miraculously beating the odds each time, all of which is documented in Beautiful Jim.
Happily and faithfully married to Brenda, his wife of 34 years, they both talk about their resolve together in the face of life’s toughest challenges. It is at once a poignant, heartfelt and inspirational love story.
The documentary also features musical performances recorded live at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe and Douglas Corner by Jimbeau, Jon Michaels, Marc-Alan Barnette and friends, as well as music from Roy August, Kim Tribble, David Lee Murphy, Dillon Dixon and Billy Dawson.
The film was produced and directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Rex Jones of the Southern Documentary Project at the University of Mississippi in association with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Beautiful Jim has also become an official selection of the Oxford Film Festival in Oxford, MS, as well as the Crossroads Film Festival in Jackson, MS.
The following day on Sunday, April 20 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Jimbeau will perform a special concert at The Listening Room in celebration of the documentary and his latest album, Strong Medicine, which is available on Wrinkled Records and iTunes . The unplugged writer’s round will be hosted by Dillon Dixon and feature performances by Jimbeau and several of his favorite Nashville songwriters friends.
“I’m just so grateful I’m still here to talk and sing about my experiences,” says Jimbeau at 62 years of age. “Hopefully, people will hear and see themselves in my music and my life … to know they are not alone … that we are all in this together.”
To view trailer from ”Beautiful Jim” click here
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For more information on the 2014 Nashville Film Festival, visit www.nashvillefilmfestival.org
For more information on Rex Jones or the Southern Documentary Project
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