Nashville 16 – JOSEPHINE

Screenings – Thurs, April 14th @ 6pm
Thurs, April 21st @ 6:30pm
Sat, April 23rd @ 2pm

In the spring of 1864, after not receiving a letter from her soldier husband in almost a year, and the death of their only child, Josephine Robison takes matters into her own hands. She cuts her hair, puts on her husband’s clothes and enlists in the army of Tennessee as Joseph Robison to find him.

For the next 5 months, spanning across three states and five-hundred miles, Josephine struggles to keep her identity a secret as she battles the enemy and the suspicious, battle-hardened sergeant of her unit who has a secret of his own. With only the friendship of an over-the-hill soldier who has nothing to live for and her love for a man that she’s willing to die for, Josephine’s journey to find her husband John ultimately leads her into a final battle where she has to choose between the man she loves and the men that need her.

According to, it is estimated that up to 1000 women fought as men during the American Civil War… this is a fictional story of how one of them, though dressed as a man, learns how to be a woman again and in the end, teaches the men of her unit how to be better men.

– Nashville Film Festival Film Page

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