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Indie Memphis Releases Fall Films Schedule


With summer quickly coming to a close and school about to start up again, Indie Memphis’ Wednesday night film series is giving something else to look forward to this Fall. 

Indie Wednesday is showing an array of new films every Wednesday this summer. They just released the fall schedule including big names like The Avett Brothers, Slamdance, Russell Simmons, Judd Apatow, and relevant topics like US presidents’ interactions with media and the politics of music in Russia.  The films include new narrative and documentary feature films, classics festival encores, and short film programs. Indie Wednesday is hosted by Indie Memphis, who “connects and inspires indie filmmakers and film-lovers through the unique creative landscape that is the home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Indie Memphis seeks to showcase films that create thoughtful conversations in the Memphis community, while supporting local artists and filmmakers. All showtimes are at 7:00 PM. 

Upcoming films:

Slamdance Anarchy Shorts – August 2

  • Cost: Pay what you can
  • Information: The 2017 “Anarchy” shorts program by Slamdance Film Festival is an anti-genre form of resistance to dominant cultural paradigms.
  • Location:Microcinema @ Crosstown Arts

Berlin Syndrome – August 9, 2017

  • Cost: FREE for members, $10 for regular admission
  • Information: Vacation romance leads to obsession when a photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave. (Sundance) Directed by Cate Shortland
  • Location: Malco Studio on the Square

Romeo is Bleeding – August 16, 2017

  • Cost: Pay what you can
  • Information: A young poet transcends turf war violence in Richmond, CA by creating an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Jason Zeldes — Executive Produced by Russell Simmons
  • Location: Crosstown Arts

The Reagan Show – August 23, 2017

  • Cost: $10
  • Information: The made-for-TV politics of Ronald Reagan. Archival news and internal White House footage document a prolific actor’s defining role: Leader of the Free World. Directed by Sierra Pettengill and Pacho Velez
  • Location: Malco Studio on the Square

OBIT – August 30, 2017

  • Cost: $10
  • Information: The daily rituals of the New York Times obituary writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history. What do we choose to remember? Directed by Vanessa Gould.
  • Location: Malco Ridgeway

Festival Narrative Shorts – Staff Picks (2016) – September 6, 2017

  • Cost: Pay what you can
  • Information: Selection of Narrative Shorts from the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival, curated by our programmer Brighid Wheeler
  • Location: Microcinema @ Crosstown Arts

May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers – September 12, 2017

  • Cost: $12
  • Information: More than just a music documentary, this film intimately depicts a lifelong bond, personal struggles and the challenges of the music business. Directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio
  • Location: Malco Studio on the Square

The Lure – September 13, 2017

  • Cost: $10
  • Information: A sexually charged, genre-defying tale of mermaid sisters adopted into a Warsaw cabaret. One seeks love while the other hungers to dine on the human population. (Sundance) Directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska
  • Location: Malco Studio on the Square

One Big Home – September 20, 2017

  • Cost: Pay what you can
  • Information: What should determine the size of a house, the market or the community? Tensions build in Martha’s Vineyard as residents debate a maximum square footage for new homes. Presented with Urban Land Institute. Directed by Thomas Bena
  • Location: Crosstown Arts

Free to Rock – September 27, 2017

  • Cost: $10
  • Information: How Rock N’ Roll contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union and helped end the Cold War. Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Elton John, Nitty Gritty Brass Band and many more. Directed by Jim Brown
  • Location: Malco Ridgeway

Festival Award Winners (2016) – October 4, 2017

  • Cost: Pay what you can
  • Information: An encore screening of the jury and audience short film award winners from the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival.
  • Location: Microcinema at Crosstown Arts

The Force – October 11, 2017

  • Cost: $10
  • Information: Inside the Oakland Police Department in the midst of reform after decades of misconduct have put it at odds with black citizens, while law-abiding cops attempt to build trust. (Sundance) Directed by Peter Nicks.
  • Location: Malco Studio on the Square

All the Rage: Saved by Sarno – October 18, 2017

  • Cost: Pay what you can
  • Information: Dr. John Sarno battled the pain epidemic by focusing on mind-body connection for over 50 years. Learn how he healed thousands of patients including Larry David and Howard Stern. Directed by Michael Galinsky, David Beilinson, and Suki Hawley
  • Location: Crosstown Arts

Score: A Film Music Documentary – October 25, 2017

  • Cost: $10
  • Information: Hollywood’s top composers take viewers inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most beloved and mysterious music genre. Directed by Matt Schrader
  • Location: Ridgeway

Indie Wednesday films are a great way to relax after a long day, hang out with friends, and learn new things through the films. Though summer is almost up, don’t miss out on these engaging films!

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