San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
I AM SOUL is a contemporary exploration of soul music showcasing the genre's rich history in Memphis. Directed by Johnathan Isom / Hometowner.
The feature is preceded by:
Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges - A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original
and Sketches of Soulsville: Royal Studio
"Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges - A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original," is an artist's impression of a soul guitarist continuing to create music today while reflecting on his life. This documentary allows Teenie to tell his story. Teenie helped Al Green to become a 1970's superstar, by co-writing many of his hit songs. Teenie and his brothers' Charles and Leroy Hodges are known as the Hi Rhythm band. Hi Rhythm played on Al Green's famous hit records of the 1970's. This documentary features many of the important players of the Hi Records family, including the label's head, the late Willie Mitchell. Teenie's incredible spirit and talent shine throughout the film. Directed by Susanna Vapnek.
When & Where
Through diverse year-round programming, a world-class annual festival, and ongoing efforts to include new voices, new media, and new audiences, Indie Memphis is an ArtsMemphis funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which enriches, inspires, and connects the Memphis community while cultivating interest in, and development of, independent film.
The organization's the 17th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival, presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc., takes place October 30 - November 2 in Midtown Memphis' Overton Square, home to more than a dozen locally-owned restaurants and bars. The festival's screening venues, which include the Playhouse on the Square, the Circuit Playhouse, the new Hattiloo Theatre, and three screens at Malco's Studio on the Square, are all within a couple of blocks of each other, creating an energetic community-friendly atmosphere unlike any other on the festival circuit.