Indie Memphis Nights: January 2018 Film Schedule

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 21st 2017 1790 0

Movie lovers, rejoice! Following the huge success of its 20th annual film festival, Indie Memphis has no plans to slow down with its film programming in 2018. In fact, this year they plan to expand the “Indie Wednesdays” movie nights and offer screenings of about 100 different films. They’re calling it Indie Nights. 

Most of the movies are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and are split between several venues. Most of the movies are $10+ fees and you can buy tickets at IndieMemphis.com. Some of the screenings are PWYC. Indie Memphis is also partnering with Black Lodge Video and arts group The CLTV to help host the films series.

From feature documentary JANE. (National Geographic Creative/ Hugo van Lawick) 

Here’s the schedule for Indie Nights in January 2018:


Jan. 3: The Eyeslicer – Q&A
Microcinema at Crosstown Arts (Pay What You Can)
An episode of the mind-melting new “secret TV show” directed by over 50 of the most daring American filmmakers working today that will mince your retinas into a delicious ceviche. (Tribeca premiere) 

Jan. 9: Jane
Malco Studio
The story of Jane Goodall, whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. (Toronto premiere)

Jan 10: Ambiguity of Black Fatherhood – Q&A
The CLTV at 652 Marshall
When the ambition of fatherhood meets the reality of systemic and generational complexities. Sebastian Carson performs his powerful musical piece Reaching Out of Poverty with J.Buckmusic and DJ Singfield, followed by the short film Langston Miles by Perry Kirkland. 

Jan. 16: The Square
Malco Ridgeway
A poignant satirical drama set in a renowned museum where an artist exhibits an installation meant to promote altruism, until a ruthless PR firm goes too far. – Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark (Cannes premiere)

From Faces Places. Photo provided by Indie Memphis.

Jan. 17: Faces Places
Malco Ridgeway
Director Agnès Varda (approaching 90 years old) and photographer and muralist JR travel through rural France, form an unlikely friendship while creating portraits of the people they come across. – France (Cannes premiere)

Jan. 23: The Price
Malco Studio
Seyi, a bright young Nigerian-American working on Wall Street, must navigate the delicate balance of a dying father, a burgeoning romance, and dangerous new business opportunities. (Festival encore)

Jan. 25: Wilderness – Q&A
Crosstown (Pay What You Can)
John, a jazz musician, and Alice, his new girlfriend, flee to the coast and discover the vulnerabilities, flaws and manipulations that were previously masked by the blissful waves of new love. – United Kingdom

Jan. 30: Liberation Day
Malco Studio
Yugoslavian cult band Laibach becomes the first rock group ever to perform in the fortress state of North Korea. A wild documentary musical. – Latvia, Norway, Slovenia

Jan. 31: Saturday Church
Crosstown (Pay What You Can)
A 14 year-old-boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process. 2017 Jury and Audience Winner at Outflix Film Festival.


I must mention that if you join Indie Memphis, members get 20% off events and they get reserved seats at the Crosstown Arts events (you do have to let them know you’re coming) plus a lot of other perks that you can read about here.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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