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Here’s the Scoop on Indie Memphis Film Fest 2020

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Hey, fellow movie lovers, I have fantastic news for you! Have you been avoiding the movie theater so that you don’t catch the plague? Well, October 21st-29th, Indie Memphis is having it’s twenty-third annual film festival—and the really good news is that they’re having “Online and Outdoors” screenings, so you can catch all the flicks and still feel safe!

Actually there are three really neat ways to catch the 20+ screenings this year: you can buy a virtual pass and enjoy the festival from the comfort (and safety) of your home, or you can buy a Memphis pass which allows you to view the films at the Malco Summer Drive-In, or at outdoor viewing venues like Shelby Farms Park, the Levitt Shell, the Grove at GPAC, Stax Museum (in their parking lot), and the Downtown Riverfront where you can reserve pods—which sounds super cool—and watch, socially-distanced, underneath the stars with your family and friends. 

From classics, comedies, and coming of age films to documentaries that shed light on the lives of LGBTQ+ youth, on our current political climate, and more, there’s more than enough cinema magic for you to experience.

Peep the featured film/competition schedule below:

Wednesday, October 21st   

  • Pier Kids– 12:00 AM-Virtual 
  • Unapologetic– 12:00 AM-Virtual 
  • Indie Memphis Youth Film Fest Shorts- 12:00 PM-Virtual
  • Documentary Showcase Shorts- 12:00 PM-Virtual
  • Documentary Competition Shorts-12:00 PM-Virtual
  • National Music Video Showcase- 12:00 PM-Virtual
  • After Dark Shorts- 12:00 PM-Virtual
  • Feels Like Family Shorts- 12:00 PM-Virtual
  • Funny, Ha Ha? Shorts- 12:00 PM- Virtual
  • Narrative Shorts Competition- 12:00 PM-Virtual
  • A Study in Grief Shorts- 12:00 PM-Virtual
  • Imagining Futures (Sci-fi) Shorts- 12:00 PM-Virtual
  • Love Bites Shorts- 12:00 PM-Virtual
  • Film About a Father Who– 6:30 PM @ Shelby Farms/Virtual
  • Aniexpialidocious (Animated Shorts)- 7:00 PM-Virtual
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (Experimental Shorts 1)- 7:00 PM- 
  • Panaceademia (Experimental Shorts 2)- 7:00 PM-Virtual

Thursday, October 22nd

  • My Darling Supermarket– 12:00 AM-Virtual
  • Her Socialist Smile– 12:00 AM-Virtual
  • The Giverny Document (Single Channel)- 12:00 AM-Virtual
  • We Can’t Wait– 6:30 PM @ Malco Summer Drive In/ Virtual 
  • The Wiz (1978)- 6:30 PM @ Malco Summer Drive In
  • Hometowner Documentary Competition Shorts- 6:30 PM @ Malco Summer Drive In/ Virtual
  • The Hub– 9:00 PM @ Malco Summer Drive In/Virtual 
  • RAD (1986)- 9:00 PM @ Malco Summer Drive In
  • Hometowner After Dark Shorts- 9:00 PM @ Malco Summer Drive In/Virtual
  • Car Wash (1976)- 9:30 PM @ Malco Summer Drive In

Friday, October 23rd

  • Born Balearic: Jon Sa Trinxa and the Spirit of Ibiza- 12:00 AM-Virtual
  • Shiva Baby– 6:30 PM @Malco Summer Drive In/Virtual
  • Coming to Africa– 6:30 PM @ Riverfront/ Virtual
  • Hometowner Music Video Showcase- 8:30 PM @ Riverfront/ Virtual 
  • Smooth Talk (1985)- 9:00 PM @Malco Summer Drive In

Saturday, October 24th

  • Freeland– 1:00 PM-Virtual 
  • So Late So Soon– 4:00 PM @ The Grove at GPAC/ Virtual
  • Hometown Narrative Competition Shorts- 6:30 PM @ Levitt Shell/Virtual
  • I Blame Society– 6:30 PM @ Malco Summer Drive In/Virtual
  • Cane Fire– 6:30 PM @ The Grove at GPAC/Virtual

Sunday, October 25th

  • Executive Order– 12:00 AM @ Malco Summer Drive In/Virtual 
  • What Do You Have to Lose?– 6:30 PM @ Levitt Shell/Virtual
  • Hometowner Narrative Showcase Shorts- 6:30 PM @ Malco Summer Drive In/Virtual
  • Reunion– 9:00 PM @ Malco Summer Drive In/Virtual

Monday, October 26th

Thursday, October 29th

  • House (1977)- 9:00 PM @ Malco Summer Drive In

So, there’s the basic rundown so far for Indie Memphis Film Festival. For more information about purchasing tickets for these events, visit the Indie Memphis website

You can also keep up with what Indie Memphis has got going on by giving them a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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