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Thursday, October 30
 

5:00pm

Indie Memphis Best Bites - Opening Night Reception

Kick off our 2014 festival at the Indie Memphis Best Bites Opening Night Reception, in the main lobby at Playhouse on the Square. Taste bites from local indie kitchens, inspired by the Memphis Flyer's "Best of" Readers poll.  Chiwawa, Memphis Pizza Café, Molly's La Casita, Muddy's Bake Shop, Schweinhaus, Ryan Trimm's Sweetgrass, The Square Olive, Tom's Tiny Kitchen Pimento Cheese and more!  Handcrafted brews by High Cotton Brewing Co., and Dark Horse wines brought to us by Arthur's Wine & Liquor, while supplies last.


Thursday October 30, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Playhouse - Main Lobby 66S S Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104

6:30pm

THE 78 PROJECT
Directed by Alex Steyermark / 96 min.

Lavinia Jones Wright and director Alex Steyermark are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

The 78 Project is on a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder. With one microphone. With one blank disc. In one 3-minute take. Along the way, a kaleidoscope of technologists, historians and craftsmen from every facet of field recording – Grammy-winning producers, 78 collectors, curators from the Library of Congress and Smithsonian – provide insights and history. In Tennessee, Mississippi, California, Louisiana, the folk singers, punk rockers, Gospel and Cajun singers in the film share their lives through intimate performances, and find in that adventure a new connection to our cultural legacy. Featured Memphis performers include The Bo-Keys with Percy Wiggins and John Paul Keith.

Preceded by Lomax (dir. Jesse Kreitzer / 12 min.) - In 1941, folklorist Alan Lomax was sent from the Library of Congress to the Mississippi Delta to record an oral history of the Blues. Hauling 500 pounds of recording equipment powered by his car battery, Lomax ventured across nameless roads to discover the most beautiful and harrowing songs ever sung. 

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Thursday October 30, 2014 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

7:00pm

Indie Memphis Music Showcase - The Memphis Dawls
Join MC & Memphis Music Guru Pat Mitchell Worley to enjoy some of Memphis' best.

Standby cards & all passes gain free admission to Lafayette's for the Music Showcase.

The Memphis Dawls
- Named one of the 12 bands in TN to see by Paste magazine, the trio of Holly Cole, Krista Combest and Jana Meisner have perfected their own brand of contemporary folk, complete with lush string arrangements and swirling, interchanging harmonies. After releasing an EP and a Sun Studio recorded 7", their full length debut album, "Rooted in the Bone," will be available nationally November 4 via Madjack Records. Click here for their official site.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 7:00pm - 7:55pm
Lafayette's Music Room 2119 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104

7:00pm

THROUGH A LENSE DARKLY: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
Directed by Thomas Allen Harris / 92 min.

Director Thomas Allen Harris is scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost. Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into lives, experiences and perspectives of black families that is absent from the traditional historical canon. These images show a much more complex and nuanced view of American culture and society and its founding ideals. Inspired by Deborah Willis's book Reflections in Black and featuring the works of Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Clarissa Sligh and many others, Through a Lens Darkly introduces the viewer to a diverse yet focused community of storytellers who transform singular experiences into a communal journey of discovery – and a call to action.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

7:30pm

GABRIEL (Opening Night Film)
Directed by Lou Howe / 88 min.

Rory Culkin and director Lou Howe are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening.

Rory Culkin plays Gabriel, a troubled young man convinced that reuniting with his first love will bring him the stability and happiness he craves. Against his family's better judgment, he sets out to find her, but as the obstacles mount on his search, his grip on reality begins to slip and his behavior becomes more erratic. In the end, he risks everything in an increasingly obsessive and desperate pursuit.  

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Lou Howe

Writer & Director, GABRIEL
Writer & Director of GABRIEL. www.gabriel-movie.com



Thursday October 30, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

8:00pm

Indie Memphis Music Showcase - Mark Edgar Stuart
Join MC & Memphis Music Guru Pat Mitchell Worley to enjoy some of Memphis' best.

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Mark Edgar Stuart
- Having gained a reputation as a top sideman after playing bass for many of the best acts in Memphis, Mark Edgar Stuart stepped out on his own in 2013 with an intimate and beautiful solo effort that is richly informed by his Arkansas roots.  "Blues for Lou" (Madjack Records) is Stuart's tribute to that place and his late father, the kind of album that finds his deft finger picking style accompanied by stories that are at once personal and universal. Click here for his official site.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 8:00pm - 8:55pm
Lafayette's Music Room 2119 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104

9:00pm

Indie Memphis Music Showcase - Marcella & Her Lovers
Join MC & Memphis Music Guru Pat Mitchell Worley to enjoy some of Memphis' best.

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Marcella Simien
- A graduate of Memphis College of Art and daughter of Louisiana's Grammy winning Zydeco artist Terrance Simien, Marcella has taken the city by storm with her incomparable blend of raw and swampy soul. Not only a vocal live wire, Simien is also an accomplished accordion player and pianist.  With a recently recorded debut EP in the can, Simien is a striking talent and born performer who will not be a regional secret for much longer. Click here for her official site.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 9:00pm - 9:55pm
Lafayette's Music Room 2119 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104

9:15pm

WORLD BOOGIE IS COMING THE MOVIE
Directed by Cody Dickinson / 58 min.

World Boogie is Coming the Movie was recorded at Minglewood Hall in Memphis during North Mississippi Allstars' annual Thanksgiving reunion show.  It is an inclusive experience where the audience is part of the show.  This performance art piece features many recurring characters from the band's music videos, including Sharde Thomas, Kenny Brown, Alvin Youngbood Hart, Duwayne Burnside, Stud, the Norman sisters, plus the wonderful people of Memphis, Tennessee.

Preceded by Jim Dickinson: The Man Behind the Console (dir. Robert Allen Parker & Nan Hackman / 15 min.) - Jim Dickinson (1941-2009) is a legendary American record producer and Memphis-based musician. In this short film, which features two of his last recorded interviews, Jim discusses how watching the Rolling Stones record 'Sticky Fingers' influenced his role as a future producer, how he taught his sons, Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, about the world of music, and how he values his work as a producer with Alex Chilton on Big Star's underground classic 'Third' album. Also Memphis musicians such as Amy Lavere, William Lee Ellis, and Jimmy Crosthwait discuss the impact of Jim's presence as a record producer. One of Jim's last performances at Otherlands Coffee Bar in Memphis from April of 2008 is featured throughout the short film.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 9:15pm - 10:30pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

9:30pm

PHARAOHS OF MEMPHIS
Directed by Phoebe Driscoll / 45 min. / Hometowner

Jookin' is a form of dance that originated in Memphis in the 1980s. Originally a way to keep gang warfare at bay, there exists in present-day Memphis a tension between the pioneers of the game and the stars of today's world. Characterized by in-depth interviews and breathtaking dance footage, PHARAOHS OF MEMPHIS reveals the fascinating world of jookin' - how the dancers reconcile the past, thrive in the present, and approach the future.

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Phoebe Driscoll

Student
I'm Phoebe. I'm 22 years old. I'm a senior at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. I spend my time biking, filming, going to concerts, and getting lost in new places. I would love to meet Daniel Johnston.


Thursday October 30, 2014 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

10:00pm

Indie Memphis Music Showcase - Opening Night After Party w/ John Paul Keith, Amy Lavere, North Mississippi Allstars
Join MC & Memphis Music Guru Pat Mitchell Worley to enjoy some of Memphis' best.

Standby cards & all passes gain free admission to Lafayette's for the Music Showcase.

** 10pm-1am 2nd Floor Balcony is reserved for Priority, Filmmaker & Jury Passholders ONLY **

John Paul Keith
- Following a self-imposed musical exile, singer and guitarist John Paul Keith exploded onto the Memphis scene in 2009 with "Thrills and Spills", and continued the upward trend with his 2013 release on Fat Possum's Big Legal Mess imprint.  Produced by the late, great Roland Janes, "Memphis Circa 3 A.M." is an instantly timeless record that reveals the range of JPK's songwriting prowess as he wrestles with love and loss across twelve new, yet already familiar tunes.

Amy LaVere - Since moving to Memphis and releasing the dreamy country/folk of "This World Is Not My Home" (Archer Records), LaVere has been one of the city's most recognized and prolific artists.  The lifelong wanderer has made her home on the road, touring nonstop from the west coast to eastern Europe behind her appropriately titled new LP, "Runaway's Diary."  LaVere has also increasingly graced the silver screen in recent years, with a dozen credits already to her name.

North Mississippi Allstars formed in 1996; the product of a special time for modern Mississippi country blues. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi legacy while playing and shaking it down in the juke joints with their blues ancestors. R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Otha Turner and their musical families were at their peak, making classic records and touring the world. Eventually, Luther (guitar, vocals) and Cody (drums, vocals) formed the North Mississippi Allstars and pioneered their own brand of blues-infused rock and roll. In 2013 the North Mississippi Allstars released their seventh studio album, World Boogie Is Coming.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 10:00pm - Friday October 31, 2014 1:00am
Lafayette's Music Room 2119 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
 
Friday, October 31
 

5:00pm

THE NEXT BLACK
Directed by David Dworsky and Victor Kohler / 47 min.

The Next Black is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon, adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories.

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Friday October 31, 2014 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

5:00pm

Tennessee Filmmakers Mixer

Celebrate Tennessee Filmmaking and Filmmakers with the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission, and your social host (& Tennessee Filmmaker) Ryan Watt.  This mixer precedes the evening's gala screening of Hometowner Shorts, so take the opportunity to meet some Hometown talent while enjoying bites generously provided by veteran festival supporter Central BBQ, please thank them with your patronage!  Handcrafted brews by High Cotton Brewing Co., and Dark Horse wines brought to us by Arthur's Wine & Liquor, while supplies last.


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Memphians know great BBQ and won’t settle for anything less. Central BBQ has been ranked in the top 3 BBQ restaurants in Memphis since 2003 and taken top honors ten times. | | Featured on Food Network On the Road. Project Green Fork Certified. | Midtown location 2249 Central | | Jaw-dropping gratitude to Elizabeth Blondis and Central BBQ, generous veteran supporters of the Indie Memphis Film Festival!


Friday October 31, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Festival Lounge 2158 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

6:15pm

THE RISE AND RISE OF BITCOIN
Directed by Nicolas Mross / 96 min.

Daniel is a 35-year-old computer programmer from Pittsburgh who lives a busy life. Along with balancing work, his marriage, and raising his three boys, Daniel spends much of his time actively involved in all things Bitcoin. After discovering Bitcoin in 2011, his love and obsession for the crypto-currency was born, revealing an uncharted world of new possibilities for him to explore. Join us as we take a journey through the rapidly growing world of Bitcoin.

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Friday October 31, 2014 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Sponsored by Tamburrino

6:30pm

KEEP ON KEEPING ON
Directed by Alan Hicks / 86 min.

23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin, who suffers terrible stage fright, finds his way to jazz legend and teacher Clark Terry, 89. When Justin is invited to compete in an elite international competition, Clark’s health takes a turn for the worse. KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON is witness to two friends tackling the toughest challenges of their interwoven lives.

Clark Terry, now 93, was Quincy Jones’ first teacher and mentor to Miles Davis. He is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands. In the ‘60s he broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC - on The Tonight Show.

SPONSORED BY DOROTHY KIRSCH 

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Friday October 31, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

6:30pm

WHIPLASH
Directed by Damien Chazelle / 106 min.

Andrew Neiman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the  top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father,  Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band,  forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals  into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability — and his sanity. 

Sponsored by Music + Arts Studio

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Friday October 31, 2014 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Filter the Sched! Music Films
  • Sponsored by Music + Arts Studio

6:30pm

Hometowner Shorts
  • Quicken (dir. Adam Remsen / 4 min.)
    A pregenant woman finds that the universe is on her side.
  • Open House (dir. Libby Brawley & Beth Halldorson / 7 min.)
    If you need to sell your home, Tom and Gillian Jones might be the last realtors that you'll ever meet. 
  • El Caballo (dir. Jonathan Castillo / 5 min.)
    A dark romantic comedy about love lost, found, and then tragically lost again; forever.
  • Friendly Faces (dir. Robert Rowan / 8 min.)
    The two best friends in the whole world spend a day together.
  • Snack Time (dir. Will Bryson / 15 min.)
    A broke college student is held at gun point by an elderly mugger who has a lot of opinions about the student's life.
  • The Bureau of Short-Term Affairs (dir. Bryan Artiles / 15 min.)
    Handsome newcomer Mark seeks a short-term affair at an eccentric bureau committed to matching clients to the wrong people. 
  • Tattered Vows (dir. Christopher Raines / 12 min.)
    Tattered Vows is a film about an abused woman who is advised by her new friend to hire a hit man to take out her husband.
  • Closed (dir. Garrett Atkinson / 13 min.)
    Three bar owners close down shop for a few moments to conduct a second, seedier business. Things take a turn when one of the owners receives an unexpected visitor.
  • Turning & Looking (dir. Dave Godbout / 14 min.)
    Veronia returns home to an empty house.  Her roommte Suzanne is nowhere to be found.  Over the nest few days, peculiar things being to happen. 
  • Fade To Black (dir. Donald Meyers / 8 min.)
    An elderly man realizes that his Parkinson's disease is advancing and he has to face the reality that his creative interests are diminishing. 
  • Hirsch (dir. Chad Allen Barton & Patrick Churvis / 15 min.)
    A fledgling copy-cat artist is at an old age, Hirsch finds himself in another time, where all of his worst fears are confirmed. 

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Friday October 31, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

6:45pm

WILDLIKE
Directed by Frank Hall Green / 98 min.

Director Frank Hall Green is scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

WildLike is a beautiful and intoxicating tale of two strangers who cross paths in the wilderness of the Alaskan frontier.  Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although he seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier. WildLike offers viewers an emotional and provocative film experience that exemplifies the potential caring embedded in human nature.

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Frank Hall Green

Partner/Producer, Catch & Release Films
Frank Hall Green is a film producer, writer and director. His directorial debut feature WILDLIKE is produced by Christine Vachon/Killer Films, Tandem Pictures and Joseph Stephans. It was filmed on 35mm in Alaska and stars Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Gerard Funk and Ann Dowd. He is currently producing the adaptation of BOY21 by Matthew Quick (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK) with Tom Heller (FOXCATCHER, MUD, 127 HOURS, PRECIOUS... Read More →



Friday October 31, 2014 6:45pm - 8:25pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

6:45pm

WILD CANARIES
Directed by Lawrence Levine / 102 min.

Barri (Sophia Takal) and Noah (writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine), a newly engaged Brooklyn couple, are disheartened by the death of their elderly downstairs neighbor, Sylvia. Though Noah sees nothing unusual about the old woman's death, Barri suspects foul play and sets out to investigate, enlisting her roommate Jean (Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat) to join her on a reconnaissance mission to trail a possible suspect. Tensions mount, however, when the investigation uncovers unsettling secrets throughout the building—including in their own apartment—and suddenly everyone seems like a reasonable suspect.  Boasting a stellar supporting cast including Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Kevin Corrigan (The Departed), and Annie Parisse (The Following), Wild Canaries is a freshly comedic take on classic film noir.

Sponsored by Monogram Food Solutions

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Friday October 31, 2014 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Sponsored by Monogram Food Solutions

9:00pm

STRAY DOG
Directed by Debra Granik / 98 min.

A portrait of Ron “Stray Dog” Hall, a soulful warrior in the heartland of the US. The film chronicles his tireless efforts to stay afloat, brushing up against perilous aspects of contemporary American culture while balancing his commitments to his fellow combat veterans, family, and neighbors.

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Friday October 31, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

9:00pm

5 STEPS TO A CONVERSATION
Directed by Anwar Jamison / 101 min.

When an immature, underachieving 30-year old man is forced to grow up and get a job or risk losing his family, he dives headfirst into a job with a cult-like atmosphere and an office full of deceptive characters.

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Friday October 31, 2014 9:00pm - 10:45pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

9:15pm

THEY LIVE (1988)
Directed by John Carpenter / 93 min.

In his 2010 book on the film, novelist Jonathan Letham writes, “No offense, but THEY LIVE is probably the stupidest film to ever take ideology as its explicit subject. It’s also probably the most fun.” Director John Carptenter’s golden age ran aground on the rocks of THEY LIVE in 1988, but what a glorious crash. Wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper stars as Nada, a homeless construction worker drifting through the dark underside of the Reagan 80s. Soon after his arrival in Los Angeles, he gets a job as a day laborer at a construction site where he meets Frank Armitage (voiceover legend Keith David). After the shantytown where he is staying is destroyed by an army of riot-geared cops, Nada makes a startling discovery: a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see things as they really are. Earth is being controlled by alien invaders who have brainwashed the population using mind-controlling radio broadcasts and subliminal advertising. Even though the film was not commercially successful, it soon became infamous for Piper and David’s seemingly endless fight scene. But there is so much more to this sci-fi masterpiece than its slapstick middle passage. It is the perfect example of Jean-Luc Goddard’s dictum “It is a matter of making films politically; it is not a matter of making political films.”
~ C. Scott McCoy

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Friday October 31, 2014 9:15pm - 10:55pm
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

9:30pm

THE HEART MACHINE
Directed by Zachary Wigon / 85 min.

A man begins to suspect that his long-distance girlfriend whom he met on the Internet has been living in the same city as him, and he sets out looking for her. Starring John Gallagher Jr. (Short Term 12, Newsroom) and Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards).

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Friday October 31, 2014 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

9:30pm

THOU WAST MILD AND LOVELY
Directed by Josephine Decker / 76 min.

Psychosexual tensions boil over in this hair-raising erotic drama, set on an idyllic farm in the Kentucky countryside. When hired hand Akin (Joe Swanberg) arrives to help out for the summer, he becomes increasingly entangled with the mysterious and emotionally manipulative relationship between farmer (Robert Longstreet) and daughter.

Preceded by A Place of Our Own (dir. Joshua Gleason / 15 min.) - Longing for work, Omar is brought on to a small family where tensions run high as the eldest son feels his position in the family is slipping. 

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Friday October 31, 2014 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

10:00pm

SUMMER BLOOD
Directed by Onur Tukel / 86 min.

Erik Sparrow is one of the lucky ones.  He’s got a good job.  He’s in a stable relationship.  He lives in one of the greatest cities in the world.  Does he deserve it?  Probably not.  He’s not too bright.  He’s not very attractive.  He’s not at all ambitious.  He’s chubby and he’s always complaining.  And when his girlfriend Jody proposes to him, he doesn’t even have the good sense to accept her offer.  When she dumps him and starts seeing an old flame from college, Erik tries to win her back.  When he fails, he attempts to date other women, but the results are disastrous.  Erik’s starts falling apart.   His job grows more unfulfilling.  He becomes obsessed with a kinky co-worker who has no interest in him.  He becomes riddled with despair, until a chance encounter with a vampire changes his luck.

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Friday October 31, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

10:00pm

Craig Brewer and Black Lodge Video "Heaven & Hell" Halloween Ball

Join Craig Brewer and the film aficionados of Black Lodge Video for a legendary party, sponsored by SAGIndie.

Roaring Tiger Vodka Cocktails, Brews by High Cotton Brewing Co. and wine by Dark Horse while supplies last.

Heaven & Hell themed costumes strongly encouraged            Passholders & Invited Guests only

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Craig Brewer

Award-winning film director & President of the Indie Memphis Board of Directors


Friday October 31, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday November 1, 2014 2:00am
Earnestine & Hazel's 531 S Main Street (downtown)

11:30pm

Animation / Experimental Shorts #1 (Adult Content)

This journey begins with rhythmic allusions, tugging at the narrative, overlapping poems, then skip into some adult themes with humor, drama and intrigue.  Your brain will get a quick colorful process scrub before the last piece of this experiment, a 30-minute portrait of American counterculture, a hybrid non-narrative documentary/experimental art film that questions parameters of all kinds: decency, fiction, culture, family, exploitation.  You will talk about it.

  • Disco Temple (dir. Partrick T. Lo / 7 min)
    A quiet woman meets her muses as reality becomes hazy and distored.
  • Double Feature (dir. Laura Jean Hocking & Ben Siler / 4 min / Hometowner)
    Two filmmakers take the same footage and make two shorts from it.
  • The Return (dir. Ada Athorp & Adrian Frost / 10 min)
    Two poems combined by two voices, distorted imagery and haunting music, become more than the sum, transformed by interaction into a complete story of love, loss and the remains. 
  • Twit Plippies (dir. Sam McDavid / 8 min)
    A worm's plans for a busy day of staring face-down are interupted by an unwelcome guest.
  • Camchat (dir. Blake Pruitt / 11 min)
    An experimental look at online sexual encounters and relationships through one young man's interactions.
  • Acetate Diary (dir. Russell Sheaffer / 4 min)
    After receiving a difficult medical diagnosis, experimental filmmaker Russell Sheaffer decided to use a roll of 16mm film as a written diary.
  • Buffalo Juggalos (dir. Scott Cummings / 30 min)
    An experimental exploration and celebration of the Juggalo subculture in Buffalo, New York.
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Friday October 31, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday November 1, 2014 12:45am
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

11:59pm

HALLOWEEN (1978)
Directed by John Carpenter / 90 min.

The modern horror genre simply would not be the same without HALLOWEEN. Director John Carpenter’s 1978 movie began life as THE BABYSITTER MURDERS until he decided to set the film on All Hallow’s Eve. It is one of the most successful independent movies ever made, returning more than $70 million on a budget of $325,000. Jamie Lee Curtis stars as Laurie Strode who watches her friends brutally murdered as she is stalked by psychotic murderer Michael Myers. Curtis’ performance not only launched her own career as “Scream Queen” of the 80s, but also originated the horror archetype of The Smart Girl Who Lives. Heavily influenced by Hitchcock’s Psycho,  HALLOWEEN is credited with originating the slasher flick sub-genre, but it values suspense over the rivers of gore that its descendants would become infamous for. Just as scary today as with it debuted, HALLOWEEN began a decade-long hot streak for Carpenter that would include STARMAN, THE THING, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, and ELVIS.
~C. Scott McCoy

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Friday October 31, 2014 11:59pm - Saturday November 1, 2014 1:30am
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
 
Saturday, November 1
 

10:30am

Welcome to the Boys’ Club: Memphis Women Making Movies

A panel of local female filmmakers talk about the challenges and rewards of making movies in Memphis. Panelists include Laura Jean Hocking (ANTENNA), DeAara Lewis (TRICKS), Melissa Anderson Sweazy (JOHN’S FARM), and Mechelle Wilson (JUST A MEASURE OF FAITH).

INDIETALKS are sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation. Free admission after Priority Pass, Festival Pass and Standby Card holders have been seated.


Saturday November 1, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

10:30am

UNCERTAIN TERMS
Directed by Nathan Silver / 72 min.

Needing a sudden escape from the city, Robbie flees Brooklyn for the countryside to stay with his aunt who runs a home for pregnant teenagers. As the only man in the house, Robbie inadvertently becomes the object of the girls’ attention… and affection. He eventually meets Nina, who is mature beyond her age and struggling with relationship troubles of her own. The more Robbie and Nina get to know each other, the more “complicated” their friendship becomes, stirring up jealously among the girls. In trying to save Nina from making the biggest mistake of her life, Robbie gets caught in a love triangle between Nina and her delinquent baby daddy, Chase.

Preceded by The Neighborhood (dir. Kyle Taubken / 14 min.) - A story about three childhood friends that move back home after college and take up residence in the very bedrooms they vowed to leave. 

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Saturday November 1, 2014 10:30am - 12:05pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

10:30am

Views of Memphis
  • Once there was a Cigar Box (dir. Alexander Conrads / 10 min.)
    Matt Isbell, a Blues-musician fomr Memphis, Tennessee, does something most people can only dream of: He makes a living from doing something he loves. To be more precise, he takes old cigar boxes and breathes new life into them by turning then into beautiful guitars. 
  • Untold Stories (dir. Shane Watson / 9 min.)
    Every time a black person is murdred because someone feared him/her, the media reports two different stories. One story will soeak on how much of an angel the deceased was and the other will talk about how much of a thug/criminal the person was. However, we never get the true story of the deceased because s/he cannot tell his/her own story. 
  • No One Sees You (dir. Emily Heine / 20 min.)
    What is the difference between art and vadalism? This short documentary film explores the complex tension between graffiti and public art in Memphis - and the artists that no one sees.
  • Sketches of Crosstown (dir. MJ Adams / 25 min.)
    In 2011, Sean Murphy (Memphis-based multi-instrumentalist and instrument maker) began recording an improvisational album in the abandoned Sears Crosstown building, which is noted for having seven full seconds of delay. The building's decaying otherworldly environment has fired Memphians' imagination for years. Dripping water, car horns, and synchronistic traffic sounds are mixed with tuba, flutes, didgeridoo, and other instruments. 
  • Geekland: Fan Culture In Memphis (dir. Lara Johnson / 30 min.)
    Geekland is a short documentary film exploring the struggles of being a geek/nerd/fan in the South. It showcases several differnt groups in Memphis, TN that encourage geeks to pursue their interests and gives them a place to feel at home. 

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Saturday November 1, 2014 10:30am - 12:10pm
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

10:30am

KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER
Directed by David Zellner / 105 min.

A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 10:30am - 12:15pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

11:00am

Kid Flix Mix

This is the New York International Children's Film Festival’s program "NYICFF Kid Flix Mix
A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 4 to 8. Program includes films Sweden, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Australia, the UK, and the United States.In English or no dialogue. Recommended for ages 3 – 8.


Monstersymfonie by Kiana Nagshineh (Germany, 2012, 4 min.). Meet the band: four monsters, one girl, and some very silly instruments. And they're definitely playing past their bedtime.

Hello World by Eric Serre (France, 2012, 5 min.). In a collage forest crafted out of newspaper, plants, and paper maché, a newborn owl wakes up and explores the complicated world around him.

Snowflake by Natalia Chernysheva (Russia, 2012, 5 min.) A boy receives a paper snowflake in the mail and sticks it under his pillow. In the morning, he finds that his world has been transformed.

Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds (2012, 7 min.). When Marisol sets out to create a sky for the class mural, she discovers the blue is missing from her paints. This story celebrates the creative process and what it means to look at the world through the eyes of an artist.

What is Music? By Christian Robinson (2013, 4 min.). Given a brief quiz on music, these kids provide some of the best – if not the most accurate – answers possible.

The Lovely Letter L by Evan Spiridellis (2012, 2 min.). An infectious song about lemons, light bulbs, laundry and lots more.

Hopfrog by Leonid Shmelkov (Russia, 2012, 4 min.). A series of non-scientific observations of the jumping fellows' life.

Big Block Sing-Song: Hair by Warren Brown (Canada, 2012, 2 min.). From the people who brought usJohn the Leprechaun, a Kraftwerk-style electronic pop tune about the stuff that grows out of your head.

The New Species by Katerina Karhánková (Czech Republic, 2013, 6 min.). Three friends discover a mysterious bone. With their imaginations running wild, they set out to discover the creature it belonged to.

The Mole at Sea by Anna Kadykova (Russia, 2012, 5 min.). Everyone's off to the seaside – by car, truck and train. Not wanting to miss out, the mole starts digging.

On The Wing by Vera Myakisheva (Russia, 2012, 6 min.). A young chicken wonders how she can learn to fly, just like all the other birds.

My Mom is an Airplane (Russia/USA, 2013, 6.5 min). There are all different kinds of mothers in this world. But can your mom fly? Part of the award winning Animation Show of Shows collection.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

11:00am

THE HIP-HOP FELLOW
Directed by Kenneth Price / 78 min.

The Hip-Hop Fellow follows hip-hop producer 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard University as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course, conducts research for his thesis and explores hip-hop’s history, culture and role in academia. The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop studies into academic curriculum and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip-hop culture. Interviewees include Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Kendrick Lamar, Young Guru, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Phonte, Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Ab-Soul, Rapper Big Pooh and DJ Premier.
In addition to releasing several solo albums, 9th Wonder has contributed to GRAMMY-winning recordings by artists such as Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and Robert Glasper.

Preceded by The Hustler ( dir.Jon Kasbe / 7 min.) - Moses is a hustler. He makes bracelets, hats, bags, and anything else that will sell to survive in Nairobi, where hawking is illegal. 

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Saturday November 1, 2014 11:00am - 12:27pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

11:15am

A SMALL SECTION OF THE WORLD
A SMALL SECTION OF THE WORLD is an inspirational story about a group of women from a remote farming region in Costa Rica whose ideas sparked a revolution in the coffee growing world. After the men of the village left in search of work the women came together to imagine a different future for themselves, their families and their community for themselves, their families, and their community. The film follows the impact of this remarkable story of perseverance as it touches lives around the globe. The movie features the original song, The Morning by Alanis Morissette and Carlos Tapado Vargas.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:25pm
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

12:00pm

Where is the Money and How do I get it?

Veteran indie producer Mike S. Ryan talks about current trends in indie film finance. The talk will touch upon tax credits, private equity, foreign sales, debt equity and foreign co-production options for Americans.

INDIETALKS are sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation. Free admission after Priority Pass, Festival Pass and Standby Card holders have been seated.

Saturday November 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

1:00pm

IF YOU BUILD IT
Directed by Patrick Creadon / 85 min.

Designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller travel to the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible.

Preceded by Free Art 4U (dir. Nicole Powell / 8 min.) - One of Atlanta's hidden treasures can be found through the Free Art Ccommunity. Four artists share the process of creation that connects the local community to Atlanta.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 1:00pm - 2:33pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Sponsored by Henry Turley Company

1:00pm

Documentary Shorts

  • Crooked Candy (dir. Andrew Rodgers / 6 min.)
    Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs are hugely popular all around the world but (oddly) illegal in the United States thanks to a quirk in FDA regulations. The film profiles someone who smuggles the eggs across the Canadian border and has even been caught by border patrol. 
  • Elvis Loses His Excess & Other Tales From The World's Longest Yard Sale (dir. Riley Hooper / 18 min.)
    Travel down US Highway 127 from Michigan to Alabama and meet the people at the world's longest yard sale -- an annual four-day, 690-mile exchange of not only goods, but also narratives. 
  • A Park for the City (dir. Nicole Macdonald / 34 min.) coming soon...
  • McDaniel (dir. Scott Lancaster / 5 min.)
    Harmonica player McDaniel reveals the inspiration for his music and life. 
  • Month One (dir. Joanna Arnow, Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley / 10 min.)
    An immersive film about the first month of the Occupy Movement.
  • Methel Island (dir. Meg Smaker / 12 min.)
    There is and island on the delta 45 minutes east of San Francisco that is infested with Crystal Meth. In this documentary we explore the island and its inhabitants' relationship to the drug.
  • Alfred Jarry & Pataphysics (dir. Skizz Cyzyk / 2 min.)
    In this 2 minute animated documentary, an oral report on French writer, Alfred Jarry, is given stop-motion treatment with the help of talking t-shirts, flip book pages, and time-lapse lino-cut printing. 
  • The Chaperone 3D (dir. Fraser Munden / 12 min.)
    The Chaperone tells the true, previously untold story of a lone school teacher who fought off an entire motorcycle gang while chaperoning a middle school dance in a church basement in 1970s Montreal, Canada 
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Saturday November 1, 2014 1:00pm - 2:40pm
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

1:15pm

STOMPING GROUND
Directed by Dan Riesser / 80 min.

Dan Riesser, Tarah DeSpain, Alexander Sablow and Jeramy Blackford are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 


Ben & Annie are a young couple living in Chicago, on a weekend trip to Annie's small North Carolina hometown. At the local bar they run into Paul, a charming old friend of Annie's, and Ben learns something he never knew about his girlfriend: She believes in Bigfoot. In fact, she and her friends used to "hunt" for the creature when they were kids. Before Ben knows it, he's off on an impromptu Squatchin' trip deep in the Carolina backwoods. Amidst the Squatch calls, campfire stories and beers, Ben quickly realizes that Paul may have an ulterior motive in bringing Annie to the woods. And something else out here seems to be after her as well. Everyone but Ben thinks its Bigfoot. But it can't be, can it? 

Preceded by Marvelous Fishman (dir. Nisan Dag / 13 min.) - A fish-headed freak escapes the circus where he was trapped his whole life, in search of his real home. 

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Saturday November 1, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

1:30pm

MAN SHOT DEAD
Directed by Taylor Feltner / 73 min.

Director Taylor Feltner is scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening.

A steamy night in Houston, Texas, July 1966. Georgetta Carpenter, a 17-year-old driving home alone, pulls to a stop behind a car driven by a man she’s never met. It is shortly after 10 pm. Within an hour the man, a 35-year-old father-of-three named Glen Wade Dickson, is dead, shot in the chest at point-blank range by Georgetta’s father, Marvin Earl Carpenter. In MAN SHOT DEAD, filmmaker Taylor Feltner takes us back to that haunting night, tracing Glen’s steps in an effort to understand the homicide that has shaped his family for two generations.  

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Saturday November 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

1:30pm

JUST A MEASURE OF FAITH
Directed by Marion & Mechelle Wilson / 73 min.

Tramaine Morgan, Maranja May-Douglas and Yvonne Macklin and Writer/Directors Marlon Wilson and Mechelle Wilson are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening.

JUST MEASURE OF FAITH takes the viewer deep inside the meaning of faith. Jacob’s beautiful wife Kayla must find the strength to endure as the couple go through life-altering hardships. Will Lucifer succeed in his quest to take Jacob’s soul? 

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Marlon & Mechelle Wilson

Writers & Directors, M & M Films / M & M Wilson Corp.
We enjoy writing screen plays as well as stage plays and are currently working on something now.



Saturday November 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

1:30pm

A look at FREE IN DEED with producer Mike Ryan

A ten year journey for a film finally starts to approach completion. Producer Mike Ryan will shows scenes from the film shot last January in memphis, and outline the path ahead.

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Filmmakers

Saturday November 1, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

1:45pm

Black Indie Filmmaking in the Age of Obama

Despite recent high profile successes, black themed independent films still exist mostly on the margins. In an era of great uncertainty in the indie sphere in general, how are black indie filmmakers specifically coping with the decline of traditional revenue streams, the paucity of black financing partners and the persistent disinterest of their work to foreign audiences, international sales companies and large swaths of the African-American community? Filmmaker Magazine’s Brandon Harris leads this talk with Darius Clark Monroe (EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL), Lacey Schwartz (LITTLE WHITE LIE), Moon Molson (THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST), and Thomas Allen Harris (THROUGH A LENS DARKLY).

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Saturday November 1, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

3:00pm

Lessons Learned for a Creative Life: From the Front Lines of Indie Cinema Revolutions

You say you want to make movies? Or maybe you just want to generate beautiful things? Whatever it is, you know you want to use your labor in service of what you love. Producer Ted Hope has made over 70 excellent films, launched several successful companies, and now runs Fandor, bringing film lovers and makers together through an incredible collection of important and entertaining cinema available for streaming. Ted will share his top lessons learned, and several of his secrets earned, in this rare opportunity to see what drives his deep “Hope For Film”. Prepare to leave knowing how you too can have a sustainable and generative creative life, if you dare!

Burke’s Book Store will on hand with copies of Ted’s newly-released book, Hope for Film, available for purchase after the presentation.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

3:30pm

ART AND CRAFT
Directed by Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman / 89 min.

Mark Landis and Director Sam Cullman are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop. ART AND CRAFT starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity – but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

SPONSORED BY DR. JAMES PATTERSON AND DR. RUSHTON PATTERSON, JR. 

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Saturday November 1, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

3:30pm

Narrative Shorts #1
Ms. Dottie's Ghosts (dir. Ruckus Skye / 6 min.)
A young girl finds her piano teacher dead in a small southern town. 

The Light and the Little Girl (dir. Guy Pooles / 7 min.)
A young girl finds herself entranced by a beam of light moving through her home and tries to capture it in a jar.

13 Pieces of the Universe (dir. Tara Sheffer / 19 min.)
Within the quiet universe of the Arkansas delta, a sixteen-year-old girl is forced to confront grief and grace while navigating the complex nature of adulthood.

Electric Indigo (dir. Jean-Julien Collette / 25 min.)
Indigo grew up in a family with two heterosexual fathers.

Out There (dir. Jennifer Suhr / 15 min.)
Abandoned by his mother in a small, strange town, 8-year-old Ollie discovers mysterious lights in his backyard. 

Easy (dir. Daniel Laabs / 12 min.)
A character study about the relationship between two brothers; one on the verge of becoming an adult, the other becoming a teenager. 

These Woods (dir. Tatiana Bears / 14 min.)
When Reese, a shy girl who lives on an alternative living community, befriends Geo, he changes her perspective of the world and her image of herself. 

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Saturday November 1, 2014 3:30pm - 5:10pm
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

3:45pm

EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
Directed by Darius Clark Monroe / 83 min.

Director Darius Clark Moore is scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

How does a 16 year-old evolve into a bank robber? In EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe asks this very question — about himself. After seeing his mother and stepfather struggle to make ends meet while living outside of Houston, Texas, Monroe decided to help them by robbing a bank with two friends. In the film, Monroe interviews his family members, close friends and mentors who recount the stages of his transformation, going from a joyous childhood to the moment he realized the severity of his family’s financial problems, and how their struggles changed his outlook on society and his life as a whole. Returning to his neighborhood several years after the crime, Monroe creates an incredibly intimate and personal journey of reflection and forgiveness while beautifully examining lower class struggles, the desperation of a teen under pressure, and the emotional impact that rippled in the aftermath of that day.

Preceded by dawn. (dir. Ya'Ke Smith / 20 min.) - After several prison stints, Dawn is determined to right her wrongs, but the years locked away may have damaged her.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 3:45pm - 5:25pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

3:45pm

WELL NOW YOU'RE HERE, THERE'S NO WAY BACK
Directed by Regina Russell / 109 min.

Frankie Banali and director Regina Russell are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

An unlikely and surprisingly personal narrative to conquer the loss of a friend emerges from an odyssey about the rise, fall and resurrection of an 80's metal band. The career of Frankie Banali, drummer of Quiet Riot, took a major sideswipe when his singer and best friend Kevin DuBrow died in 2007. In 2010 and at a cross roads in his life, Banali has to forge ahead and make a new life for himself and his daughter. At times both utterly tragic, and downright hilarious, the film follows him going through the emotional feat of trying to fill the void left by Kevin and get the band back together one more time.

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Regina Russell

Director/Producer, Quiet Riot Movie, LLC
I am a film maker and movies are my passion. This is my first feature length film. I spent 20 years on and around film sets watching amazing producers and directors at work, Steven Spielberg, Francis Coppola, Ron Shelton, Alan Greisman, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Jack Nicholson, Sly Stalone, Gene Kirkwood, Renny Harlin, and Robert Houston. I learned a lot from my friends and mentors and I am finally doing what I have always wanted to and... Read More →

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Saturday November 1, 2014 3:45pm - 5:30pm
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

4:00pm

JOY KEVIN
Directed by Caleb Johnson / 62 min.

Director Caleb Johnson is scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

Kevin is a stand-up comedian struggling to refine his act as his wife Joy faces her own challenges in crafting a new dance performance. As the couple share the ups and downs of co-habitation and the professional and creative problems that plague them, they try to find peace and comfort in their marriage. Joy Kevin is a charming and funny romance, the story of two creative people looking to find their way in the world without losing their sense of themselves and their longstanding dreams of doing what they love.

Preceded by Be With Me (The Notebook) (dir. Zach Clark / 16 min.) - A woman walks into a video store and makes a sad, strange request.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

4:00pm

MOVEMENT + LOCATION
Directed by Alexis Boling / 94 min.

Writer/actor Bodine Boling and director Alexis Boling are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening.

Kim Getty is an immigrant from 400 years in the future, sent back to modern-day Brooklyn to live out an easier life. She's built a new identity in this time that nearly satisfies: she has a full time job, shares an apartment with a roommate, and is falling in love. But when she finds two other people from the future, Kim must fight to keep the life she once had from destroying the life she built here.

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Alexis Boling

Director/DP/Producer, Harmonium Films and Music, LLC.
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Bodine Boling

Writer/Director, Harmonium Films & Music
Bodine is a Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker. She wrote, produced, acted in and edited the science fiction feature MOVEMENT AND LOCATION. Festival awards include best narrative feature, best screenplay, best actress, best original score, and two audience awards. The film played theatrically in New York, LA, and Chicago, and is 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Bodine also directed and edited the music video for MAGIC HOUR by Aoife O’Donovan... Read More →

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Saturday November 1, 2014 4:00pm - 5:35pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

4:30pm

Acquisition vs. Exhibition

The Commercial Appeal’s John Beifuss leads this conversation with Dan Guando (The Weinstein Company’s Executive Vice President of Acquisitions) and Jeff Kaufman (Malco Theatres’ Senior Vice President of Film and Marketing) about the push and pull relationship between the studios that acquire independent features and the theatres that show them.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

5:00pm

"Veronica's Happiest Hour" Happy Hour

This Happy Hour is so very!  Join filmmakers and special guests in the Festival Lounge before the 25th anniversary gala screening of Heathers.  Sponsored by The Barefoot Bride, & The Scholl Law Firm, this party promises elegance delivered by Simply Delicious Caterings

Handcrafted brews by High Cotton Brewing Co., and Dark Horse wines brought to us by Arthur's Wine & Liquor, while supplies last.

Additional sponsorship provided by Comcast/Xfinity & Epting Events.
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Simply Delicious

Tricia Woodman's Simply Delicious Caterings offers each event the best of both worlds: up-to-the-moment culinary and style trends paired with nearly three decades of catering and service expertise.
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The Barefoot Bride

Joelle Scholl's genius retail mecca for brides is nationally renowned, and based right here in Memphis! | | Bridezilla is SO 1988, beabridechilla.com
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The Scholl Law Firm

As one of the leading defense attorneys in Tennessee, Michael Scholl is committed to providing professional, aggressive legal representation. He has been able to combine his exceptional courtroom skills with his ability to persuasively negotiate to create a winning defense for his clients.  The Scholl Law Firm will provide you with professional and trustworthy guidance throughout the legal system.


Saturday November 1, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Festival Lounge 2158 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

6:00pm

HEATHERS (1988) - 25th Anniversary Screening
Directed by Michael Lehmann / 103 min.

Michael Lehmann and screenwriter Daniel Waters are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

Indie Memphis is proud to host this 25th anniversary screening of one of the most subversive films of the 1980, HEATHERS. Angsty teenage movies set in suburban high schools, like FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH and THE BREAKFAST CLUB, were a staple of the Me Decade. HEATHERS pukes all over the genre like a Heather cheerleader on drain cleaner. Winona Rider stars as Veronica, a popular girl who uses her wits to navigate Westerburg High School’s Darwinian social order. She secretly hates her three best friends, all named Heather, and when a mysterious, black-clad guy named J.D. (Christian Slater) transfers to her school, she finds herself drawn into a Bonnie and Clyde style killing spree of ingeniously faked suicides that play to her spiritually empty town’s every secret prejudice and public hypocrisy. “Dear Diary. My bullshit teen angst has a body count now.” Audiences were not ready for this merciless black comedy when it debuted in 1989, but it became a cult hit on home video and is now regarded as one of the greatest high school movies ever made.
~ C. Scott McCoy

Sponsored by Alarum Pictures and Modern Production Concepts

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Saturday November 1, 2014 6:00pm - 7:45pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

6:15pm

TIME LAPSE
Directed by Bradley King / 103 min.

Three friends discover a machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop. 

Predeced by Abracadabra (dir. Robert Rugan / 10 min.) - A struggling street magician is given a magical book explaining ten simple steps to becoming a real magician.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 6:15pm - 8:10pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

6:30pm

Narrative Shorts #2

Stuck (dir. John Hockaday / 19 min.)
A door-to-door glue salesman must find a way to keep his family together.

A Fight to Propose (dir. PJ Gaynard / 5 min.)
Kevin and Jen love each other very much. Now it might be time to take the next step.

In (dir. Drew Paslay / 10 min.)
A short film about chasing your dreams, no matter how uncomfortable they make you feel.

Nights in Suburbia (dir. Alex Lee Williams / 9 min.)
An insomniac befriends a sleepwalking neighbor while he sleeps.

Small Little Things (dir. Jared Hogan / 12 min.)
A dreamy and mesmerizing portrait of young love which shifts between fantasy and memory.

One Night Only (dir. Che Grant / 16 min.)
A first date catastrophe or the beginning of true romance between an uptight 40-year-old American and a roguish 29-year-old Englishman.

Toutes des connes (Life's A Bitch) (dir. Francois Jaros / 6 min.)
Love grief. Shock. Denial. 95 scenes. 5 minutes. Life's a bitch.

The Story of Milo & Annie (dir. Harris Doran / 17 min.)
A love story about a restless secretary, who tries to discover the mystery of a guy who hasn't spoken since he was six years old. 


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Saturday November 1, 2014 6:30pm - 8:05pm
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

6:30pm

GLENA
Directed by Allan Luebke / 83 min.

Glena Avila and Producer Ashley Scherman are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

Glena Avila was living the American Dream: successful career, two happy children, long-term relationship, and a beautiful family home. Then one day, with no background or training, she decided to give cage fighting a try. And she was good... really good. But Glena's perfect world begins to unravel: impending foreclosure, a career-threatening injury, and a painful custody dispute over her young daughter threaten to derail her fighting dreams. Complicating matters, Glena struggles to rebuild a once-close relationship with her teenage son as she travels across the country to compete in a trilogy of epic matches. GLENA is a real-life Rocky story, a one-in-a-million tale about a woman who risked it all for her shot at the big time.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 6:30pm - 8:10pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

6:45pm

WHO TOOK JOHNNY
Directed by David Beilinson, Suki Hawley, Michael Galinsky / 81 min.

Directors Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky 
are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

Who Took Johnny is an examination into the infamous thirty-year-old cold case behind the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny’s mother, Noreen Gosch, and her relentless quest to find the truth about what happened that tragic September morning in Des Moines when Johnny never returned from his paper route. Along the way there have been mysterious sightings, strange clues, bizarre revelations, and a confrontation with a person who claims to have helped abduct Johnny. Who Took Johnny captures the endless intrigue and conspiracy theories surrounding the eye-witness accounts, compelling evidence and emotional discoveries which span three decades of the most spellbinding missing person’s case in U.S. history.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 6:45pm - 8:10pm
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

7:30pm

LITTLE WHITE LIE
Directed by Lacey Schwartz / 65 min.

Director Lacey Schwartz is scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

What defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us? How do we come to terms with the sins and mistakes of our parents? Lacey discovers that answering those questions means understanding her parents’ own stories as well as her own. She pieces together her family history and the story of her dual identity using home videos, archival footage, interviews, and episodes from her own life. Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and redemption.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

9:00pm

BUZZARD
Directed by Joel Potrykus / 97 min

Marty Jackitansky is a caustic, small-time con artist drifting from one scam to the next. When his latest ruse goes awry, mounting paranoia forces him from his lousy small town temp job to the desolate streets of Detroit with nothing more than a pocket full of bogus checks, a dangerously altered Nintendo Power Glove, and a bad temper. Albert Camus meets Freddy Krueger in BUZZARD, a hellish and hilarious riff on the struggles of the American working class.

Preceded by Space Licorice (dir. Nathan Ross Murphy / 33 min. / Hometowner)  - Tobias's sanity is plagued by ghoulish apparitions and pesky door-to-door salesmen.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 9:00pm - 11:10pm
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

9:15pm

HAPPY VALLEY
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev / 98 min.

The town of State College, the home of Penn State University, lies at the heart of an area long known as Happy Valley. Its iconic figure for more than 40 years was Joe Paterno, the head coach of the school's storied football team, who took on mythic national stature as 'Saint Joe.' But then, in November 2011, everything came crashing down. Former Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse. Filmed over the course of the year after Sandusky's arrest, Happy Valley chronicles the ensuing firestorm of accusations about who failed to protect Happy Valley's children.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 9:15pm - 10:55pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

9:30pm

Indie Memphis Awards Show

Enjoy another fabulous Awards Show produced by local celebrity actress & television starlet Savannah Bearden.  Root for your favorite films, re-live their best moments and share their glory as they are showered with praise and celebrate.  Laughs included.


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Savannah Bearden

We Are Loaded For Bear
Savannah Bearden's talents span the ideal filmmakers spectrum, from acting, producing, and writing to back-bending event production (were you at the Indie Memphis Preview Party this year?!) and under-exploited musical talents. This is Savannah's 4th year producing an outrageous Indie Memphis Awards Show.

Saturday November 1, 2014 9:30pm - 10:30pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

9:30pm

THE IMITATION GAME
Directed by Morten Tyldum / 113 min.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as brilliant Cambridge mathematician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, who spearheaded the Enigma code-breaking operation during World War II and was later persecuted by the British government for his homosexuality.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 9:30pm - 11:25pm
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

9:30pm

DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD
Directed by Tommy Wirkola / 100 min.

Martin hasn’t had the best vacation. He accidentally killed his girlfriend with an axe. He cut his own arm off with a chainsaw. And his friends STILL got devoured by a battallion of Nazi Zombies. This morning, he woke up in a hospital bed with a  new arm – but it’s a super-powered Zombie arm that wants to kill him, and anything else it can reach. Martin is pissed.

Preceded by Zom-Com (dir. Adam Schwartz / 25 min.) - A ragtag team of zombie chasers take on a lucrative but suicidal mission after a routine data-gathering job goes wrong.  

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Saturday November 1, 2014 9:30pm - 11:35pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

9:45pm

ROMEO AND JULIET IN HARLEM
Directed by Aleta Chappelle / 110 min.

Harry Lennix and Director Aleta Chapelle are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

Starring Harry Lennix, Aunjanu, and Erica Gimpel, ROMEO AND JULIET IN HARLEM is the modern day retelling of Shakespeare’s most beloved play “Romeo and Juliet” with New York’s Harlem as it’s backdrop. Staying true to the original storyline and Shakespeare's poetic text, audiences will be allowed to identify with the characters on a more personal level, unlike other adaptations which place the story in abstract environments or time periods. Shakespeare’s words come alive in 2014, surrounded by the vibrancy of Harlem's historic Brownstone neighborhoods, basketball courts, subways, Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden and during New York’s massive West Indian Day Parade.

To reflect the diversity of the film's location, Juliet is African American and Romeo is Hispanic. In addition, more then ten different nationalities are represented in the cast, making this film the first Shakespeare film adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet" with a complete cast of color.

Harlem is known as a successful melting pot, however conflicts still exist among some of it's residences. This “hatred of differences” is what fuels the feud between the Capulet’s and Montague’s. Turning the sweet and tender love story of “Juliet and her Romeo” into a tragedy.

Presented in collaboration with Hattiloo Theatre.

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Saturday November 1, 2014 9:45pm - 11:40pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

10:30pm

Day of the Dead Awards Show After-Party

Join us ON THE ROOF to celebrate the IMFF Awards & Day of the Dead!  Talk & Tweet with the Rocketfuel Social Media Team about how AMAZING the Awards Show was, discuss what films you MUST see on Sunday, and enjoy bites by BABALU Tacos & Tapas, now open on Overton Square. 

Handcrafted brews by High Cotton Brewing Co., and Dark Horse wines brought to us by Arthur's Wine & Liquor, while supplies last. 

Additional sponsorship provided by Comcast/Xfinity & Epting Events.
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Please feel free to bring an image of a deceased loved one to place on the ofrenda (altar) to welcome their spirits to join the party.


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Savannah Bearden's talents span the ideal filmmakers spectrum, from acting, producing, and writing to back-bending event production (were you at the Indie Memphis Preview Party this year?!) and under-exploited musical talents. This is Savannah's 4th year producing an outrageous Indie Memphis Awards Show.

Saturday November 1, 2014 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Playhouse - ON THE ROOF! 66 S Cooper Street
 
Sunday, November 2
 

12:00pm

TRUE SON
Directed by Kevin Gordon / 72 min.

True Son follows 22-year old Stanford graduate Michael Tubbs’ campaign for Stockton, CA city council in a year of impending bankruptcy and record homicides. For Michael Tubbs, a Stockton native born to a teenage mother and incarcerated father, engaging with youth is crucial to solving Stockton’s problems. In a remarkable election campaign, Michael rallied hundreds of young Stockton residents between the ages of 14-21 to join his movement to Reinvent Stockton. 

Preceded by Leadway (dir. Robbie Fisher & Dudley Percy Olsson / 10 min.) - Set in a small town in the rural Mississippi Delta, this short film by two women directors traces the emotional journey of Cindi Quong Lofton, a Chinese American woman, as she deals with the violent death of her father, an iconic figure in the community known simply by the name of his store -- Leadway. Though devastated by his death, Cindi responds in a way that shows both courage and resilience, and binds her even more closely to her struggling community.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

12:00pm

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
Directed by Desiree Akhavan / 82 min.

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

12:00pm

THE BETTER ANGELS
Directed by A.J. Edwards / 94 min.

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and quiet boy who spends his days at the side of his beloved mother while learning to work the land from his stern father . When illness takes his mother, Abe's new guardian angel comes in the form of his new stepmother, who sees the potential in the boy and pushes for his further education.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 12:00pm - 1:35pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

12:00pm

Crowdfunding to Build Independence
The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding is becoming a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film.  However, many filmmakers miss the opportunity to turn their film funding campaigns into audience-building opportunities that can last an entire career — and provide the groundwork for theatrical distribution that you control. Seed&Spark and Tugg are combining forces to invest in the future of independent film by offering a comprehensive Crowdfunding to Build Independence workshop.  This two-hour session for film-related projects will provide the crowdfunding action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience. Click here to register. 

Sunday November 2, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

12:15pm

A WILL FOR THE WOODS
Directed by Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale, Brian Wilson / 93 min.

Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma, determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet. Boldly facing his mortality, the spirited Clark and his partner Jane have joined with a compassionate local cemeterian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut. Documenting one community's role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will For The Woods follows Clark’s dream of leaving a legacy in harmony with timeless cycles, and environmentalism takes on a profound intimacy.

Preceded by The Time You Died (dir. Robert Machoian / 11 min.) - A documentary about the filmmaker's mother and her thoughts on death.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

12:30pm

Animation / Experimental Shorts #2
Loaded with local talent, this epic block is a mash up of endearing animation, cerebral suggestion, understated philosophy & overt paranoia, raw humor, technorobics, angst, and poetry.  It finishes with an altered-lens-umentary and a what-the-what.  Enjoy the ride!
  • Une Balade a la Mer (dir. Damien Stein / 4 min.)
    A ride towards the sea is the odyssey of a small animated character who decides to go out to face the city and the nature to free his goldfish. But the cadence of his own will reserve for him numerous surprises: every person, every element of the city which he will cross could be violent to him. 
  • Onward (dir. Eric Huber / 3 min. / Hometowner) 
    Onward is a cluster of videos in space emulating the gleaned information we keep queued in our consciousness to draw from as we go through our day to day activities. The videos loop as our point of view travels around and amongst them in three-dimensional space. 
  • Fight the Robots (dir. Russell Sadeghpour / 9 min.)
    An emphatic L.A. expat deliberates with his skeptical friend about life in Los Angeles, NSA surveillance of digital communication, satanic influences in the entertainment industry, and shamanism in the computer age. 
  • Don't Be Afraid of Bears (dir. Jill Johnston / 4 min.)
    Theriophobia is a fear of the beast. Naturalist Barry Lopez defines it as fear of the beast as an irrational, violent, insatiable creature. Reflection on childhood memories and fears induce impressions of the beast within and reciprocity of species. 
  • Prom Shorts: A Girls Story (dir. Sheri Bancroft & Kate Crowder / 4 min. / Hometowner)
    Imagine being 17. Imagine being a girl. Imagine it's prom. Imagine you're in a white Cinderella dress....and an uninvited guest suddenly appears: your period. To make matters worse, you've never used a tampon. Imagine this whole scenario played out badly...with puppets. That's Prom Shorts: A Girl's Story. 
  • Binary (dir. Andre Silva / 2 min.)
    A digital brain attempts to understand the two primal opposites from a survey of human opinions. 
  • Marianne (dir. Richard O'Connor / 3 min.)
    A visitor brings a poet to reflect on love and work. Based on diary entries of the young Bertolt Brecht. 
  • M'Aidez (dir. Jesse Turnball / 9 min.)
    A stop motion animated short that follows an astronaut stranded in space. 
  • Humanexus (dir. Katy Borner & Ying-Fang Shen / 11 min.)
    The human race has long searched for meaningful interpersonal connections. Tools and technologies have made it easier to reach out and share ideas, but each presents a new, unforeseen challenge. We must always ask: 'Is this what we want? What do we want?' 
  • Asura - So Succulent (dir. Ben Siler / 2 min. / Hometowner) 
    Dance video. Made with microscopes and drones starring Jessica Morgan, Chase Morgan, Woody Woodward, Frankie LaFemme, Brannan Denney, Music "So Succulent" by Asura  
  • Two Whole Days of Nothing But Uppercase "F*CK!" (dir. Laura Jean Hocking / 6 min. / Hometowner) 
    See title. 
  • Unity (dir. Tobias Stretch / 5 min.) The pursuit of oneness and absolute being.
  • Thousand (dir. Danijel Zezelj / 6 min.) 
    The sun has not been rising for years. There is a legend going around the city: Paint the sun a 1000 times and it will rise again. 
  • John Doe (dir. Yizhou Li & Dustin Reno / 4 min.)
    When a frustrated detective literally begins putting the evidence together on a seemingly unsolvable case, his pursuit for the truth takes an unexpected turn.
  • Meteor (dir. Charles Girffon Gibson / 15 min.)
    The meteor that hit the United States in 2014 caused unbelievable damage to the nation. This film is an exploration of the strange aftermath. 
  • Rendezvous (dir. Emily Kuehn / 5 min.)
    A surprising inquiry turns a typical rendezvous into a musical inter-species encounter. 
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Sunday November 2, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

12:30pm

MOVEMENT + LOCATION
Directed by Alexis Boling / 94 min.

Writer/actor Bodine Boling and director Alexis Boling are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening.

Kim Getty is an immigrant from 400 years in the future, sent back to modern-day Brooklyn to live out an easier life. She's built a new identity in this time that nearly satisfies: she has a full time job, shares an apartment with a roommate, and is falling in love. But when she finds two other people from the future, Kim must fight to keep the life she once had from destroying the life she built here.

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Alexis Boling

Director/DP/Producer, Harmonium Films and Music, LLC.
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Bodine Boling

Writer/Director, Harmonium Films & Music
Bodine is a Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker. She wrote, produced, acted in and edited the science fiction feature MOVEMENT AND LOCATION. Festival awards include best narrative feature, best screenplay, best actress, best original score, and two audience awards. The film played theatrically in New York, LA, and Chicago, and is 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Bodine also directed and edited the music video for MAGIC HOUR by Aoife O’Donovan... Read More →

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Sunday November 2, 2014 12:30pm - 2:05pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

2:30pm

THE HOMESTRETCH
Directed by Kirsten Kelly & Anne de Mare / 90 min.

Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

2:45pm

AMERICAN CHEERLEADER
Directed by David Barba & James Pellerito / 89 min.

Set in the competitive world of cheerleading, AMERICAN CHEERLEADER follows the journey of two high school teams vying for the coveted National High School Cheerleading Championship title. Overcoming challenges through discipline, dedication and teamwork, twelve girls from New Jersey and twelve girls from Kentucky redefine what it means to be an American cheerleader.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 2:45pm - 4:15pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

2:45pm

TWO STEP
Directed by Alex R. Johnson / 94 min.

Having already lost his parents and kicked out of college, James turns up on his grandmother’s Austin doorstep only to watch her pass away. His luck continues its tailspin when he gets mixed up with Webb, a malicious con artist who’s been preying on local seniors. James gets taken under the wing by a benevolent, straight-shooting neighbor, but ultimately nothing can protect him from the likes of Webb. Making the situation all the more perilous is the fact that Webb has a nemesis of his own: Duane, a crime lord who operates out of a corner store and has just delivered an ultimatum.

Preceded by Spinners (dir. Erik Barnes / 13 min.) - In a small desert town, decimated by the economic recession, two teenagers, working as Sign Spinners are forced to make some unfortunate decisions.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 2:45pm - 4:30pm
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

3:00pm

Bringing 'Adventure Time' to Life: Storyboarding for Animation with Kent Osborne

From SpongeBob SquarePants to Phineas and Ferb and now Adventure TimeKent Osborne is a writer and storyboard artist that has captured the imagination of children and adults everywhere. Hear him talk about his creative process and how he writes for your favorite animated characters.

INDIETALKS are sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation. Free admission after Priority Pass, Festival Pass and Standby Card holders have been seated.


Sunday November 2, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

3:00pm

OFF THE FLOOR
Directed by Katie & Matthew Celia / 81 min.

What would you do to share your passion and vision with the world? Off the Floor is a feature length documentary about the emerging art of contemporary pole dance and how it has evolved into a movement of feminine empowerment and self-expression. Through the personal journey of one dancer, Jessica Anderson-Gwin, and her visionary dance company, Jagged, the film explores what it takes to share your artistic vision with the world and bring your dreams to life. Off the Floor is the timeless story of how passion and vision can change the world, one performance at a time.

Preceded by Globe Trot (dir. Mitchell Rose / 5 min) - An international crowd-sourced dance-film project, as 54 filmmakers on all seven continents each contribute two seconds of movement by renowned choreographer Bebe Miller.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

3:00pm

GLENA
Directed by Allan Luebke / 83 min.

Glena Avila and Producer Ashley Scherman are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

Glena Avila was living the American Dream: successful career, two happy children, long-term relationship, and a beautiful family home. Then one day, with no background or training, she decided to give cage fighting a try. And she was good... really good. But Glena's perfect world begins to unravel: impending foreclosure, a career-threatening injury, and a painful custody dispute over her young daughter threaten to derail her fighting dreams. Complicating matters, Glena struggles to rebuild a once-close relationship with her teenage son as she travels across the country to compete in a trilogy of epic matches. GLENA is a real-life Rocky story, a one-in-a-million tale about a woman who risked it all for her shot at the big time.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 3:00pm - 4:40pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

3:30pm

Narrative Shorts #3

The Vision Quest (dir. Pete Ohs & Andrea Sisson / 9 min.)
An original fable about two extremely nearsighted men wandering across a mystical land in search of inspiration and food. 

Evergreen (dir. Jackson Segars / 19 min.)
On a Mississippi farm, two brothers clash over their responsibilities to the farm, their father, and each other.  

A Good Fish (dir. Nicolas Santos / 9 min.)
Left with nothing by their recently deceased father, two aimless brothers head home to face his funeral. 

A Game on the Line (dir. Jake Hull / 13 min.)
A young father and former high-school football star struggles to provide for his wife and child. 

Journeyman (dir. Leo Gilbert / 19 min.)
An aging ex-NBA ball player must choose between extending a damaged career or giving up everything for his young son.  

Fortissimo (dir. Noah Wagner / 14 min.)
An elderly mime struggles for attention until he meets a young girl with a magical ability to produce sound with her every touch.  

The Bravest, The Boldest (dir. Moon Molson / 17 min.)
Two Army Casualty Notification Officers arrive at a Harlem housing project to deliver some news to a woman about her son serving in the war in the Middle East.


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Sunday November 2, 2014 3:30pm - 5:10pm
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

4:00pm

Indie Memphis Closing Night Reception
Join us for a fare-thee-well toast between your last two film screenings of the 2014 Indie Memphis Film Festival.  Try not to cry as you enjoy the benefits of a weekday Local Happy Hour on a Sunday night. 

Hand-crafted brews by High Cotton Brewing Co.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Local Gastropub on Overton Square 2126 Madison Avenue

5:00pm

The Sony Toolbox for Indie Film Makers

A presentation featuring SONY Large Sensor Camera Technology. If you’re a working cinematographer, or hope to be one some day, this is one presentation you won’t want to miss.
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Sunday November 2, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hattiloo - Blackbox 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

5:00pm

HOOP DREAMS (1994) - 20th Anniversary Screening
Directed by Steve James / 170 minutes

Arthur Agee, William Gates, Sheila Gates and producer / cinematographer Peter Gilbert are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

Indie Memphis is proud to host this special 20th anniversary screening of HOOP DREAMS, an epic chronicle of hope and faith which follows two ordinary inner-city kids who dare to dream the impossible — professional basketball glory. Filmed over a five-year period, the film follows young Arthur Agee and William Gates as they navigate the complex, competitive world of scholastic athletics while striving to overcome the intense pressures of family life and the realities of their Chicago streets.


Wildly regarded as one of the best documentaries of all time, HOOP DREAMS won the Audience Award when it premiered at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. It went on to receive awards from the Producer’s Guild of America, the Independent Spirit Awards, the National Arts Club and the National Society of Film Critics, to name just a few.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Hattiloo - Auditorium 37 S Cooper St, Memphis, 38104

5:30pm

I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS
Directed by Leah Meyerhoff / 80 min.

I Believe in Unicorns takes us on a road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love. The film tells the story of Davina, an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy. Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship quickly fades when Sterling's volatile side begins to emerge.

Preceded by I Was a Teenage Girl (dir. Augustine Frizzell / 6 min.)  - After an intense breakup, Emma and Jesse have a conversation that challenges the boundaries of their friendship.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 5:30pm - 6:55pm
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

5:30pm

THOU WAST MILD AND LOVELY
Directed by Josephine Decker / 76 min.

Psychosexual tensions boil over in this hair-raising erotic drama, set on an idyllic farm in the Kentucky countryside. When hired hand Akin (Joe Swanberg) arrives to help out for the summer, he becomes increasingly entangled with the mysterious and emotionally manipulative relationship between farmer (Robert Longstreet) and daughter.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

5:30pm

LIGHTS CAMERA BULLSHIT
Directed by Chad Allen Barton / 95 min. / Hometowner

Director Chad Allen Barton and Producer Joseph Carr are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 

Gerard Evans comes back to Memphis in order to begin making legitimate films, but is thwarted at every turn by the insanity of the crew of his new commercial videography job, mobsters that are after his new boss, two psychotic gangs of historically inaccurate presidential impersonators, and his commitments to his family.

Preceded by Default Settings (dir. Eric Tate / 21 min. / Hometowner) - This is the day Bobby will finally change, but what he must go through tests his sanity, anxiety, stress, work life, and relationships.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 5:30pm - 7:05pm
Circuit Playhouse 51 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

5:45pm

Narrative Shorts #4

Danny & the Wild Bunch (dir. Robert Rugan / 5 min.)
A children's book author is told that her new manuscript needs to be 'darker', but her revisions piss off the characters in the book.  

Strangers (dir. Justin Nickels / 14 min.)
A man gets out of jail to find his brother dating his ex just as strange things begin happening around him.  

When You Were Mine (dir. Michelle Witten / 16 min.)
Ian and Anita escape unseen pursuers and arrive at a cabin in the desert. They seek a few days of solace together, but it becomes clear their relationship is ending. 

Jonathan's Chest (dir. Christopher Radcliff / 15 min.)
A troubled teenager is visited by a boy claiming to be his brother, who disappeared years earlier.  

Start of Something (dir. Derrick Hausen / 4 min.)
First love blooms for a young couple on a road trip.  

Cupcake (dir. E.J. Carter / 3 min.)
There's nothing sweet about it.  

One Please (dir. Jesse Burks / 6 min.)
Mommy and daddy love you... very, very much 

American Frenzy (dir. Brandon Langley / 6 min.)
A hyperbolic anti-parable of the exploitation of our fears, the piggish plundering of the media news outlets, the birth of the ghost collective.

Witness Monitor (dir. Edward Worthy / 8 min.)
Following the witness of a murder from a surveillance room, a man is locked in with the murderer on his way in.

Static (dir. Sam Siske / 7 min.)
With nuclear destruction imminent, Static portrays these last moments of life through a series of parallel stories. 

Of A Promise Broken (dir. Christian Walker / 21 min.)
A woman is tormented from beyond the grave by the ghost of her lover's ex wife. 


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Sunday November 2, 2014 5:45pm - 7:30pm
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

6:00pm

LOW DOWN (Closing Night Film)
Directed by Jeff Preiss / 115 min.

A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1960s and '70s jazz scene. Starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Taryn Manning, Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 6:00pm - 7:55pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

8:00pm

Documentary Shorts

  • Crooked Candy (dir. Andrew Rodgers / 6 min.)
    Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs are hugely popular all around the world but (oddly) illegal in the United States thanks to a quirk in FDA regulations. The film profiles someone who smuggles the eggs across the Canadian border and has even been caught by border patrol. 
  • Elvis Loses His Excess & Other Tales From The World's Longest Yard Sale (dir. Riley Hooper / 18 min.)
    Travel down US Highway 127 from Michigan to Alabama and meet the people at the world's longest yard sale -- an annual four-day, 690-mile exchange of not only goods, but also narratives. 
  • A Park for the City (dir. Nicole Macdonald / 34 min.) coming soon...
  • McDaniel (dir. Scott Lancaster / 5 min.)
    Harmonica player McDaniel reveals the inspiration for his music and life. 
  • Month One (dir. Joanna Arnow, Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley / 10 min.)
    An immersive film about the first month of the Occupy Movement.
  • Methel Island (dir. Meg Smaker / 12 min.)
    There is and island on the delta 45 minutes east of San Francisco that is infested with Crystal Meth. In this documentary we explore the island and its inhabitants' relationship to the drug.
  • Alfred Jarry & Pataphysics (dir. Skizz Cyzyk / 2 min.)
    In this 2 minute animated documentary, an oral report on French writer, Alfred Jarry, is given stop-motion treatment with the help of talking t-shirts, flip book pages, and time-lapse lino-cut printing. 
  • The Chaperone 3D (dir. Fraser Munden / 12 min.)
    The Chaperone tells the true, previously untold story of a lone school teacher who fought off an entire motorcycle gang while chaperoning a middle school dance in a church basement in 1970s Montreal, Canada 
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Sunday November 2, 2014 8:00pm - 9:40pm
Studio on the Square #2 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

8:15pm

STOMPING GROUND
Directed by Dan Riesser / 80 min.

Dan Riesser, Tarah DeSpain, Alexander Sablow and Jeramy Blackford are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. 


Ben & Annie are a young couple living in Chicago, on a weekend trip to Annie's small North Carolina hometown. At the local bar they run into Paul, a charming old friend of Annie's, and Ben learns something he never knew about his girlfriend: She believes in Bigfoot. In fact, she and her friends used to "hunt" for the creature when they were kids. Before Ben knows it, he's off on an impromptu Squatchin' trip deep in the Carolina backwoods. Amidst the Squatch calls, campfire stories and beers, Ben quickly realizes that Paul may have an ulterior motive in bringing Annie to the woods. And something else out here seems to be after her as well. Everyone but Ben thinks its Bigfoot. But it can't be, can it? 


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Sunday November 2, 2014 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Studio on the Square #4 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

8:30pm

STRAY DOG
Directed by Debra Granik / 98 min.

A portrait of Ron “Stray Dog” Hall, a soulful warrior in the heartland of the US. The film chronicles his tireless efforts to stay afloat, brushing up against perilous aspects of contemporary American culture while balancing his commitments to his fellow combat veterans, family, and neighbors.

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Sunday November 2, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Studio on the Square #3 2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104