For the next week, Indie Memphis takes over Midtown and Downtown Memphis for it’s 18th annual film festival. The 501(c)3 non-profit is a year-round organization, but November 3-10 brings filmmakers, musicians, and artists from around the country together for a week of inspirational cultural exploration through independent film.
Indie Memphis Film Festival is presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc., and will be screening this year’s selections at the famous Halloran Centre at The Orpheum, Malco Studio on the Square, Hattiloo Theater, Overton Square, and other venues throughout the city. The organization is introducing a new ticketing format that allows attendees to reserve seats for the films of their choosing, with live music performances before each show. The days have also been extended from previous years, and the number of venues has been cut back to resolve simultaneous screening concerns from previous years.
From independent films to documentaries and short films, this two-time Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences grant recipient was eager to host the sold-out crowd for “the first hometown screening of THE KEEPERS” at yesterday’s opening night, and looks forward to welcome even bigger crowds for the remaining seven days. Some talked about films to be on the lookout for include TANGERINE (directed by Sean Baker and shot entirely on an iPhone) on opening night and ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (directed by Jeanie Finlay), on the November 10 closing night.