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Indie Memphis Announces Partial Festival Slate

High-profile film-fest favorites, made-in-Memphis local debuts, and a restored print of a cinema classic highlight this year's Indie Memphis Film Festival, which starts Thursday, November 3rd, and takes place at three Midtown venues: Studio on the Square, the Brooks Museum of Art, and Playhouse on the Square.

Among the early selections Indie Memphis is releasing this week are local debuts of two locally shot films, the documentary Undefeated and the feature Losers Take All. Undefeated, which premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival earlier this year, follows three players on the Manassas High School football team over the course of a season. Losers Take All is an indie comedy about a 1980s indie rock band whose music was crafted by contemporary Memphis musicians. Both films will screen at Playhouse on the Square.

Among the high-profile selections that have drawn strong notices recently at other festivals are: Melancholia, the latest feature from Danish provocateur Lars von Trier, which stars Kirsten Dunst (shown above). She won Best Actress this summer at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance as a new bride celebrating her marriage on the precipice of global disaster. Martha Marcy May Marlene filmmaker Sean Durkin won a Best Director prize at Sundance earlier this year for this psychological thriller about a young woman escaping from a rural cult. And the latest documentary from Hoop Dreams director Steve James, The Interrupters, is a depiction of former gang members trying to rescue their Chicago neighborhoods. The film has drawn rave notices at early festival screenings. Other docs on the slate include Where Soldiers Come From, a portrait of U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan, and These Amazing Shadows, about the National Film Registry.

Finally, this year's festival will offer three screenings of a new digital restoration — presented on a 35mm print — of Martin Scorsese's 1976 masterpiece Taxi Driver.



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