So, this month we’re collaborating with Indie Memphis to bring local films to the museum on Thursday evenings. Last week we had “The Best of Indie Memphis Shorts: Part I”. This was (not surprisingly like its title suggests) some of the best shorts that have screened at the Indie Memphis Film Fest over the past couple years. Les Edwards (from Indie Memphis – who put the whole program together) was there to introduce the films and he gave the Brooks a really nice shout out for programming films you can’t see anywhere else in Memphis. What can I say? We try. Also, most of the filmmakers were in the audience and did an informal sort of Q&A after the films.
This Thursday at 7:30 we’ll have “The Best of Indie Memphis Shorts: Part II”, which will include one of Craig Brewer’s shorts “Resolutions of a Complacent Man”, Kaleo Quenzer’s “Central Garden”, John Michael McCarthy’s “Elvis Meets the Beatles”, Ognian Bozikov’s “Doppelganger”, and “The Morning Ritual” by J. Lazarus. We’ll try to do another informal discussion after the films like last week.
The last part of the local film series with Indie Memphis is August 30 at 7:30pm. We’re going to screen three folk-art films by the internationally celebrated, self-taught “Arkansas auteur” Phil Chambliss. If you didn’t get a chance to see his work last year at the IM Festival, then you have got to see it this time around. He has really developed a cult-following, and you’ll know why after you see these films.
So anyway, hope to see some of you there. Oh yeah, tickets are $5 for members, $7 for not-yet members and you can them online at brooksmuseum.org or at the door the night of the films.