Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Onscreen Women Dominate Indie Memphis

Posted By on Tue, May 21, 2019 at 10:51 AM

click to enlarge Eileen Townsend in "Two Whole Days of Nothing But Uppercase F*CK!"
  • Eileen Townsend in "Two Whole Days of Nothing But Uppercase F*CK!"

Indie Memphis' salute to the Bluff City in May continues this week with two programs featuring strong women.

On Tuesday, May 21st, Indie Memphis' venerable Microcinema series presents a selection of shorts by women directors from Memphis.

The program doubles as a who's who of Memphis female filmmakers, including Rachel Taylor's fantasy "Avarice," Sarah Fleming's whimsical travelog "Carbike," Munirah Safiyah Jones' savage comedy "Fuckboy Defense 101," Aisha Raison's "Girls Like Me: A Self Love Story," McGehee Montieth's Memphis Film Prize winner "He Could Have Gone Pro," Melissa Anderson Sweazy's childcare parable "John's Farm," Sissy Denkova's "Sabine," Nubia Yasin's Youth-Fest sensation "Sensitive," Kathy O. Lofton's "Tether," Laura Jean Hocking's surreal mood piece "Two Whole Days Of Nothing But Uppercase Fuck," and Deaara Lewis' "What If?"

Show starts at 7:00 PM at Crosstown Arts.

TETHER OFFICIAL TRAILER from Kathy O Lofton, MBA, MPA on Vimeo.

Then, on Wednesday at Studio on the Square, Memphis' indie originator Mike McCarthy is celebrated with a screening of his 2000 magnum opus Superstarlet A.D. McCarthy's career has been defined by taking high concept film, culture, and feminist theory and wrapping those ideas in the cinematic language of the low-budget, drive-in grindhouse. Nowhere is that more evident than in this post-apocalyptic romp.

Tickets are available at the Indie Memphis website
, but don't take the kids to this one.

click to enlarge Superstarlet A.D.
  • Superstarlet A.D.

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