Tuesday, July 17, 2018

This Week At The Cinema: Gentrification and Good Grief

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 4:21 PM

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Tuesday night at Studio on the Square, Indie Memphis presents Little Pink House, a dramatization of a true story of a community in Connecticut who resisted destructive gentrification all the way to the Supreme Court. Catherine Keener plays Suzette Kelo, the plaintiff in Kelo vs New London, a case which resonates today. Showtime is 7 p.m. Here's the trailer:

On Wednesday, the film which swept the Hometowner awards at last year's Indie Memphis Film Festival, Good Grief, will play at Malco Studio On The Square. The screening is a fund-raiser for the Kemmons Wilson Center for Good Grief, the Memphis facility that is the subject of the film. Directors Melissa Anderson Sweazy and Laura Jean Hocking will be on hand, along with the grief center's Executive Director Angela Hamblen Kelly, with Q&A hosted by Joann Self Selvidge.

Over at Crosstown Arts on Wednesday night is this year's Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Short, "Heaven Is A Traffic Jam  On The 405," presented by Indie Memphis.

Then on Friday, Mike McCarthy's Midnight at the Studio returns with one of the most infamous, but misunderstood, films of all times, Todd Browning's 1932 Freaks. Browning had previously directed Bela Lugosi in Dracula, and for his follow up, he drew on experiences he had running away with the circus as a teenager. The results are like nothing before or since.

 See you at the movies! 

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