MicroCinema: IF/Then Southern Shorts
Pay-What-You-Can screening of short films presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Theater
For this month’s MicroCinema, Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts are ecstatic to have partnered with IF/Then Shorts to present an array of incredible, often touching documentary shorts from filmmakers throughout the South. We’re glad to be able to include in this program a preview screening of Zaire Love’s SLICE, which was a part of the 2021 IF/Then + Hulu Short Documentary Lab and the recipient of the 2020 Black Creators Forum Short Film Grant!
These IF/Then-supported films cover a vast swath of the region, from Memphis to western rural Texas, to New Orleans and Central Florida. They intimately and thoughtfully foreground workers who are reeling from the effects of the oil industry (WHEN IT’S GOOD, IT’S GOOD), the deep impact the work of Haitian immigrants in the U.S. have on their families back home (MADAME PIPI), and those who’ve beautifully mastered the art of slicing right here in Memphis (SLICE).