Indie Memphis Film Festival returns on November 1st for five days of films, music, and good times.

Experience a broad range of independent films from both local and global filmmakers screening in four different Midtown venues over the weekend: Studio on the Square, Playhouse on the Square, Hattiloo Theatre, and TheatreWorks. There are also opening and closing night festivities at the Halloran Centre downtown, and special events planned for Circuit Playhouse.   

The schedule is packed with short films, documentaries, music videos, animated films, feature-length films, and several panel discussions and workshops.

Some special attractions include the centerpiece film, If Beale Street Could Talk, the keynote address by Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You), the world premiere of the Negro Terror documentary with live scoring by the band, Hometowner blocks, and late night screenings with the After Dark Shorts program.

Indie Memphis is also known to throw a good party. Over the weekend, they’re hosting a block party on Cooper Street between Monroe and Union. You don’t have to have a festival ticket to go to the block party — it’s open to everyone! Stroll right up, order a drink from the cash bar provided by Tapbox, Crosstown Brewing Co. and Old Dominick, and enjoy the Unapologetic showcase Friday night, and the African Dance Jams dance party Saturday night with DJs Colin Butler and Eric Hermeyer.

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