Though we’re not exactly sure what we did to deserve such an honor, we’ll take what we can get: The much-anticipated documentary William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet is set to make its world debut at the Nashville Film Festival in April. The film chronicles the determination of choreographer Margo Sappington to, um, boldly go where no man has gone before and turn Shatner’s album Has Been into a ballet. Naturally, old Captain Kirk himself will be in town for the screening alongside Ben Folds, who co-wrote Has Been.
The disc was recorded in Nashville, and featured songs that [Shatner] co-wrote, with contributions from Henry Rollins, Joe Jackson, Aimee Mann, Brad Paisley and Folds. The finished ballet, Common People, is set to six songs from Has Been and was captured on film when it debuted along with the Milwaukee Ballet in 2007. [via City Paper]
Now because this is the 40th anniversary of the Nashville Film Festival, we hear there are some other special screenings worth seeing, but we can’t really imagine what would top this one. Heck, we just want the chance to see The Shat wandering around Nashville.
Photo by La Belle Province.