Cinephiles, it is once again your time to shine! Sundance Film Festival has selected our very own Indie Memphis as an official satellite screen, bringing featured films and customized programming to the Crosstown Theatre.
We’ve already seen Indie Memphis master their way through pandemic renditions of their annual film fest, and they’re back for round two from January 28th-30th. With screenings, talks, virtual meet-ups, and more, there’ll be plenty movie magic for you to take in!
Check out the line-up below:
Friday, January 28th
- Sirens directed by Rita Baghdadi (Showing Time: 6:30PM)
- “On the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East’s first all-female metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars.”
Saturday, January 29th
- Every Day in Kaimukī directed by Alika Maikau (Showing Time: 11AM)
- “A young man is determined to give his life meaning outside of Kaimukī, the small Hawaiian town where he grew up, even if it means leaving everything he’s ever known and loved behind.”
- Free Chol Soo Lee directed by Eugene Yi & Julie Ha (Showing Time: 2PM)
- “After a Korean immigrant is wrongly convicted of a 1973 San Francisco Chinatown gang murder, Asian Americans unite as never before to free Chol Soo Lee. A former street hustler becomes the symbol for a landmark movement. But once out, he self-destructs, threatening the movement’s legacy and the man himself.”
- La Guerra Civil directed by Eva Longoria Bastón (Showing Time: 6PM)
- “The epic rivalry between iconic boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez in the 1990s sparked a cultural divide between Mexican nationals and Mexican-Americans. A chronicle of a battle that was more than a boxing rivalry, and examining a fascinating slice of the Latino experience in the process.”
- Emergency directed by Carey Williams (Showing Time: 9PM)
- “Ready for a night of partying, a group of Black and Latino college students must weigh the pros and cons of calling the police when faced with an emergency.”
Sunday, January 30th
- Marte Um (Mars One) directed by Gabriel Martins (Showing Time: 1PM)
- “In Brazil, a lower-class Black family of four tries to keep their spirits up and their dreams going in the months that follows the election of Jair Bolsonaro, a man who represents everything they are not.”
- Honk for Jesus.. Save Your Soul directed by Adamma Ebo (Showing Time: 5PM)
- “In the aftermath of a huge scandal, Trinitie Childs, the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist megachurch, attempts to help her pastor husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their congregation.”
- Alice directed by Krystin Ver Linden (Showing Time: 9PM)
- “When a woman in servitude in 1800s Georgia escapes the 55 acre confines of her captor to discover the shocking reality that exists beyond the treeline…it’s 1973. Inspired by true events.”
Tickets are now on sale!
Single tickets cost $12 ($10 for Indie Memphis members) and 4-ticket bundles cost $36 ($32 for Indie Memphis members)
Purchase yours here.
And just so you’re not waiting around for the festivities to begin, here’s how you can enjoy some movie mania in the meantime:
- Explore the Indie Memphis Virtual Cinema that has a few featured films you can unlock for just $12
- Join the Indie Memphis Movie Club which presents virtual screening opportunities (for brand new films and classics), combined with online Q&As + community discussions hosted by programmers and special guests.
- If you’re a movie- maker, get to movie-making and submit you film for the 2022 Indie Memphis Film Festival. The Early Bird submission deadline is February 7th.