Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
The 25th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival Announces Additional Titles

The 25th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival Announces Additional Titles

The festival will run from October 19th through 24th on the ground in Memphis, as well as virtually.

Indie Memphis Film Festival, presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc. and Duncan Williams Asset Management, is pleased to announce some very exciting new additions to its 2022 slate. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Indie Memphis Film Festival, and it's bigger than ever with these cutting edge new indies and beautifully restored camp classics. The festival will run from October 19th through 24th on the ground in Memphis, as well as virtually.

These new additions include this year's Centerpiece Presentation, Elegance Bratton's THE INSPECTION, fresh from its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Jeremy Pope in a breakout performance as a gay black Marine has been cast out by his mother (Gabrielle Union).

"We are honored to screen Indie Memphis alumnus Elegance Bratton's unbelievably sensitive, assured film THE INSPECTION as our Centerpiece film. There is something almost classical about the film, reminding me of MOONLIGHT, BEAU TRAVAIL, and even more so of Hollywood classic melodramas."

Another strong awards contender is recent Indie Memphis Black Creators Forum guest Alice Diop's debut narrative film, SAINT OMER, a drama centering on the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter. Other selections include Serge Bozon's offbeat romantic musical DON JUAN starring Tahar Rahim and Virginie Efira, which screened at this year's Cannes Film Festival, as well as acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Frears' THE LOST KING, starring Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan (who also co-wrote).

There will also be the documentaries THE ART OF EATING: THE LIFE AND APPETITES OF M. F. K. FISHER, which chronicles the life of renowned food writer M. F. K. Fisher, and Sacha Jenkins' LOUIS ARMSTRONG'S BLACK & BLUES. Both films continue the strong tradition of films about music and food at the Memphis festival.

There is also the addition of a beautiful restoration print of Billy Wilder's GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, introduced by HAPPY HOUR author Marlowe Granados, in the Revivals section.

Additional upcoming announcements will include the shorts lineup, IndieTalks Panels, the competition film jury, live music lineup, and more.


CENTERPIECE PRESENTATION

THE INSPECTION (Dir. Elegance Bratton)
The 25th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival Announces Additional Titles

Having been rejected by his mother for his sexuality, Ellis French (Jeremy Pope) seeks to build a life for himself in the US Marines. Unfortunately for him, he discovers that his peers and supervisors aren't really that supportive of his true self either.
2022, 95 min, Drama

NARRATIVE COMPETITION

DON JUAN (Dir. Serge Bozon)
The 25th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival Announces Additional Titles

Laurent who is jilted on his wedding day and subsequently embarks upon a WILD quest.
2022, 110 min, Comedy/Drama/Musical

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT

THE LOST KING (Dir. Stephen Frears)
The 25th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival Announces Additional Titles

An amateur historian defies the academic establishment in her efforts to find KING Richard III's remains, which were lost for over 500 years.
2022, 108 min, Drama

SAINT OMER (Dir. Alice Diop)
The 25th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival Announces Additional Titles

Young novelist Rama attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter by abandoning her to the rising tide on a beach in northern France. But as the trial continues, the words of the accused and witness testimonies will shake Rama's convictions and call into question our own judgment.
2022, 122 min, Drama

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT

THE ART OF EATING: THE LIFE AND APPETITES OF M.F.K. FISHER (Dir. Gregory M. Bezat)
The 25th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival Announces Additional Titles

THE ART OF EATING: THE LIFE AND APPETITES OF M. F. K. FISHER is a feature documentary about the exciting life and lasting impact of the intrepid mid-century California food writer M.F.K. Fisher, who elevated cooking from a domestic chore to a critical study of life itself.
2022, 86 min, Documentary

LOUIS ARMSTRONG'S BLACK & BLUES (Dir. Sacha Jenkins)
The 25th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival Announces Additional Titles
Follow the life and legacy of the master and so-called founding father of jazz, America's first pop star, and cultural ambassador.
2022, 104 min, Documentary

REVIVALS

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Dir. Howard Hawks)
The 25th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival Announces Additional Titles

Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way. Introduced by HAPPY HOUR author Marlowe Granados.
1953, 91 min, Comedy



Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis Photo
What did our critic think of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis?

Playhouse On The Square Announces National Playwriting Finalists Photo
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Reading Series Sponsor Jeffrey Mayhew and Super Sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, is proud to announce the staged readings for the 2022 NewWorks@TheWorks competition. Presented in-person and streaming live via Showtix4U.com, the four readings will take place on the Playhouse on the Square main stage, December 4th, 6th,11th, and 13th at 7:00 pm. 

Playhouse On The Square Announces National Playwriting Finalists Photo
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Reading Series Sponsor Jeffrey Mayhew and Super Sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, has announced the staged readings for the 2022 NewWorks@TheWorks competition.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to Theatre Memphis Next Month Photo
A Christmas Carol will be back on stage, December 2 - 23, 2022, in the Lohrey Theatre at Theatre Memphis for its 45th consecutive production of the holiday classic.


From This Author - Michael Major


VIDEO: WE tv Drops KOLD X WINDY SuperteaseVIDEO: WE tv Drops KOLD X WINDY Supertease
December 8, 2022

“Kold” Wise (Sh’Kia Augustin, Black Lightning)'s group member Renee “Windy” Johnson (Nijah Brenea, Rap Sh!t), is a rapper dedicated to the city streets. As Malika’s career begins to ignite, the challenges she faces start to stack up. Her credit card fraud catches up with her, and rival artists view her as a threat. Watch the video trailer now!

Interview: Playwright Samuel D. Hunter Discusses Adapting THE WHALE Into a FilmInterview: Playwright Samuel D. Hunter Discusses Adapting THE WHALE Into a Film
December 8, 2022

BroadwayWorld caught up with playwright Samuel D. Hunter after The Whale's highly-anticipated premiere to discuss how he adapted the play into a film, how it was rehearsed like a theatrical production, Brendan Fraser's acclaimed performance, and more.

Taylor Swift & Future Lead 2022 RIAA Gold & Platinum TalliesTaylor Swift & Future Lead 2022 RIAA Gold & Platinum Tallies
December 8, 2022

Building on her history-making career with another million-plus first week launch, Taylor Swift earns the Top Album with her 2X Platinum Midnights (Republic Records), while Future locks the Top Single with his 3X Platinum “Wait for U” (Epic Records/Freebandz). #RIAATopCertified in 2022, this culmination celebrates those who commanded the charts.

LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN Announces Special Holiday FestivitiesLIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN Announces Special Holiday Festivities
December 8, 2022

Then on Monday, Dec. 19, “Live” brings the holidays to life with the “Live with Kelly and Ryan: Home for the Holidays” special episode. Award-winning musicians DAVID FOSTER AND KATHARINE MCPHEE will perform “Jingle Bell Rock,” and the internationally beloved RADIO CITY ROCKETTES will dance their way onto the “Live” stage.

David Gilbert Foster Emerges with Album 'AMERICAN DREAM'David Gilbert Foster Emerges with Album 'AMERICAN DREAM'
December 8, 2022

Each song on AMERICAN DREAM touches on a different aspect or experience of Foster’s life, with the title track being an all-encompassing examination of many issues from his childhood to the present. At six and a half minutes long, the song was inspired by Foster’s love for Don McLean’s epic “American Pie.”