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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

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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Ford

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

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

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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Ford

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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.

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

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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Ford

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

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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

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.


Sponsors
CB

Central BBQ

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 CentralJaw-dropping... Read More →


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

Sponsors
CB

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)
 
Saturday, November 1
 

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.
Watch Black Tie & BBQ on Xfinity VOD


Sponsors
SD

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.
TB

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
TS

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... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Festival Lounge 2158 Union 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.


Volunteers
SB

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... Read More →

Saturday November 1, 2014 9:30pm - 10:30pm
*Playhouse on the Square 66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 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.
Watch Black Tie & BBQ on Xfinity VOD

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.


Sponsors
AW

Arthur's Wine & Liquor

Arthur's Wine & Liquor, Tasted! Guaranteed!5475 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119arthurswineandliquor.com
BO

Babalu on Overton Square

Known throughout the South for consistently delectable cocktails, Babalu's menu includes authentic Mexican street Tacos (including an amazing oyster taco!), a Cuban torta, tamales from the Delta, and mouth-watering burgers.
DH

Dark Horse

New to the Memphis market, Dark Horse wine embodies the spirit of independence alongside our indie filmmakers this year. At Dark Horse Wines, our passion is crafting bold wines that deliver the unexpected. We marshal the best agricultural and winemaking practices from around the... Read More →

Volunteers
SB

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... Read More →

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

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.

Sponsors
LG

Local Gastropub on the Square

Local's carefully crafted menu is loaded with items inspired by local flair, with locally sourced ingredients when possible, and leans towards southern-cuisine. Amazing cocktails with lunch, dinner and BRUNCH ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS! Wha?! A veteran supporter of the Indie Memphis... Read More →


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