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Southern Circuit screenings are FREE for Indie Memphis members, and Indie Memphis Film Festival passes priced at $50 and up include a year-round membership! Buy your passes now to save big and take advantage of all the Indie Memphis events leading up to this year's big event, including Craig Brewer's Indie Memphis Peep Show festival lineup announcement party at the Hi Tone (10/3), a special Alloy Orchestra performance at the Paradiso (10/10), and Birth of the Living Dead (10/17). 2013indiememphispasses.eventbrite.com
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
Join us as we welcome filmmaker Morgan Nichols to memphis with a filmmaker reception at 5:30 PM before the screening. Reception will be held at 2095 Madison Ave. Reception is free and open to the public.
Tickets are $8 each, with a $2 discount available for seniors. Admission is free at the door for Indie Memphis members and for students with valid ID.
ABOUT THE FILM: In How to Make Movies at Home, Jonah’s band of local DIY filmmakers is threatened when a Hollywood team comes to sign Hillport, Maine as a location for a big TV show. Jonah goes to war with Hollywood, but her real problems might be with her best friend, Dan, who has designs on the Hollywood producer’s girlfriend. With practical lessons on cinema craft woven throughout, How to Make Movies at Home is a wild, infectious celebration of the DIY world and a proud instigator for a new value system in the world of movies.
DIRECTOR'S BIO: Morgan Nichols’ first feature, "Jesus Freak," premiered at The Los Angeles Film Festival in 2003, and won the Milagro Award - Best Southwest Film at the Santa Fe Film Festival. "The Little Death" followed in 2006, premiering as the closing night gala film at the Atlanta Film Festival and going on to garner awards for best actor, best actress, best screenplay and best cinematography as it traveled the festival circuit. In addition to his large body of work as a true independent filmmaker, Nichols has worked for various subsidiaries of Viacom, Warner Bros. and Disney. He holds an MFA in Cinema from The University of Southern California and a BA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University.
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
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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.