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Get Passes Now: Indie Memphis Film Festival 2017

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 Indie Memphis Film Festival is celebrating 20 years this November.

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The Indie Memphis Film Festival team has announced big surprises for their 20th anniversary edition, like “The Office” star Rainn Wilson, a three-day block party, MLK50 films, Abel Ferrara and more. The festival will kick off with the world premiere of Olive Butler and Will Eno’s “Thom Pain” (Rainn Wilson will present) and end with Lynn Sachs’ “Tip Of My Tongue.”

There will be a special salute to Abel Ferrara, a MLK series honoring Dr. King, a sneak peek at Craig Brewer’s new television series and a sidebar of shorts. The festivities also include a full slate of screenings featuring popular films from this year’s film festival circuit.

Here’s a look at the full film and festival schedule:

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  • Wednesday, November 1
    • 5:00 PM Opening Night Reception
    • 6:30 PM Thom Pain (Opening Night Film)
    • 6:40 PM Mr. Roosevelt
    • 9:00 PM Permanent
    • 9:05 PM Rat Film
  • Thursday, November 2
    • 6:00 PM Flesh and Blood
    • 6:10 PM Stumped
    • 8:30 PM Barracuda
    • 8:30 PM Weapons (2007) Director’s Cut
  • Friday, November 3
    • 1:00 PM Abundant Acreage Available
    • 1:20 PM Tormenting The Hen
    • 3:30 PM A Crooked Somebody
    • 3:30 PM The Price
    • 3:45 PM Narrative Shorts Spotlight
    • 4:00 PM A Life in Waves
    • 5:00 PM Red Carpet Reception
    • 6:30 PM UpTight! (1968)
    • 6:30 PM The New Radical
    • 6:30 PM Sounds Music Videos
    • 6:30 PM Saudi Films: Desert to Delta
    • 6:40 PM Narrative Shorts Competition
    • 7:30 PM Bad Lieutenant (1992)
    • 8:00 PM Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live… And More
    • 9:00 PM MLK Hometowner Shorts
    • 9:15 PM Drifting Toward the Crescent
    • 9:15 PM For Ahkeem
    • 9:30 PM Working in Protest
    • 9:50 PM The Blackout (1997)
    • 10:00 PM Hometowner Music Videos
    • 11:30 PM The Misogynists
    • 11:30 PM After Dark Shots
  • Saturday, November 4
    • 10:30 AM 95 and 6 to go
    • 10:30 AM Hometowner Documentary Shorts
    • 10:40 AM Tonsler Park
    • 10:45 AM Youth Fest Award Winners
    • 10:45 AM Working in Protest (encore)
    • 10:50 AM Sidemen
    • 12:45 PM Marvin Booker was Murdered
    • 1:00 PM Cold November
    • 1:00 PM The Work
    • 1:00 PM Mr. Handy’s Blues
    • 1:10 PM Documentary Shots Competition
    • 1:20 PM The Cage Fighter
    • 3:20 PM Good Grief
    • 3:20 PM Weapons (2007)
    • 3:30 PM Opuntia/I Cannot Tell You How I Feel
    • 3:30 PM ACORN and the Firestorm
    • 3:40 PM A Gray State
    • 3:50 PM Flock of Four
    • 5:40 PM Hometowner Narrative Shorts Competition
    • 6:00 PM The Blood is at the Doorstep
    • 6:00 PM The Golden Age
    • 6:10 PM A Feast of Man
    • 6:20 PM Common Carrier
    • 8:00 PM Awards Show
    • 8:20 PM Saudi Films Part 2: Dessert to Delta
    • 8:30 PM The Upside
    • 8:30 PM Quest
    • 8:40 PM Most Beautiful Island
    • 8:50 PM Lemon
    • 10:00 PM 20th Anniversary Party
    • 10:30 PM Alive in France
    • 11:15 PM Suspiria (1977)
  • Sunday, November 5
    • 11:00 AM Hometowner Rising Filmmakers
    • 11:10 AM Narrative Features Winner (encore)
    • 11:15 AM Furry Lewis and the Bottleneck Guitar Story
    • 11:15 AM The Work (encore)
    • 11:20 AM TRANS*CEND
    • 11:30 AM The Blood is at the Doorstep (encore)
    • 1:30 PM Love After Love
    • 1:30 PM Hometowner Narrative Shorts Showcase
    • 1:40 PM 44 Pages
    • 1:50 PM Departures Shorts
    • 2:00 PM ACORN and the Firestorm (encore)
    • 4:00 PM Thank You, Friends: Big Third Live…and More
    • 4:10 PM Last Flag Flying
    • 4:20 PM Super Dark Times
    • 4:30 PM Marvin Booker was Murdered (encore)
    • 5:00 PM Finding Tobey
    • 6:40 PM Documentary Features Winner (encore)
    • 6:50 PM Maya Dardel
    • 7:00 PM King: A Filmed Record… From Montgomery to Memphis (1970)
    • 7:00 PM Dayveon
    • 7:30 PM The You Look Like Show
    • 7:30 PM Lemon (encore)
    • 9:00 PM Sounds Features Winner
    • 9:00 PM Flyz feat. Abel Ferrara @ Hi Tone
    • 9:10 PM Departures Features Winner
    • 9:20 PM A Bitter to Swallow
    • 9:40 PM Hometowner After Dark Shots
  • Monday, November 6
    • 6:00 PM Grizzlies Female Fan Experience
    • 6:05 PM Quest (encore)
    • 7:30 PM Closing Night Reception
    • 8:30 PM Super Dark Times (encore)
    • 8:30 PM Tip of My Tongue (Closing Night Film)

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