Films in February

The Brooks teams up with Indie Memphis for a film series of “Festival Favorites” this month.  “The idea was to bring some of the buzzed-about highlights of last year’s film festival circuit to Memphis for their only public screening, and we’re excited to work with the Brooks to make it happen,” said Indie Memphis Executive Director Erik Jambor.  The lineup is:

Thursday, February 12 at 7:30pm
In Search of a Midnight Kiss
In search of the perfect Valentine’s movie…?  This award-winning feature is a rollicking comedy ride and a tender journey through modern romance on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles.  From the producers of Before Sunset and Dazed and Confused, this film also won the Grand Jury Award at the 2008 Florida Film Festival.

Thursday, February 19 at 7:30pm
Momma’s Man
From the producers of Half Nelson and Maria Full of Grace, this feature film chronicles the increasingly anxious dilemma of a young husband and father who stops off at his parents’ loft during a business trip to New York and finds himself unable to leave.  Momma’s Man was an Official Selection at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Thursday, February 26 at 7:30pm
The Pool
This film won a Special Jury Award at the 2008 Sundance Festival.  It tells the tale of a hotel worker obsessed with a swimming pool in the opulent hills of Goa, India, whose life is turned upside down when he attempts to meet the myseterious family that arrives at the house.  This is the narrative feature debut of filmmaker Chris Smith, whose documentary American Movie was also met with wide acclaim.

Check out Indie Memphis’ website for more information about the films, including comments by film critics.  More info about tickets & events can be found on the Brooks’ website.  

Stay tuned for more information on films in March, including a special screening of Soderbergh’s epic CHE.  In the meantime, you can read what Beifuss has to say on his blog The Bloodshot Eye.

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