Southern Circuit: GMO OMG
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE AT 5 PM. WE'LL OPEN OUR BOX OFFICE AT THE THEATRE AT 7 PM.
Presented by Indie Memphis and sponsored by The Department of Communication at The University of Memphis, the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers will present six independent feature and documentary films from September through April – each with the filmmaker in attendance for a post-screening conversation with the audience about the film and their work. For more details about the series, visit indiememphis.com/southerncircuit
TICKETS: $8 each / $6 for seniors citizens. Admission is FREE for Indie Memphis members and for students with valid ID. (Did you buy a 2013 Indie Memphis Film Festival pass priced at $50 or more? If so, you're automatically an Indie Memphis member, and you get into all Southern Circuit screenings for free!)
ABOUT THE FILM: GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can't gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family's table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?
The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization founded in 1975 to build on the South's unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts' work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. South Arts offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting the issues important to our region, and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts. www.southarts.org
The Department of Communication at the University of Memphis has the longest standing film production program in the Mid-South, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees with an emphasis in Film and Video Production. www.memphis.edu/communication
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.