Indie Memphis Music Films
Losers Take All is a comedy in which following “The Fingers,” a fictional punk-pop band inspired by The Replacements. In 1986, “The Fingers” were riding a bumpy rollercoaster, slipping up and stammering their way in the exact opposite direction of predominant fame. They are faced with the out of the ordinary “big break” of perpetrating the topmost indie rock sin: selling out. They ask themselves multiple questions and find themselves confused between the decision to become mainstream or stay true to indie rock.
Better than Something: Jay Reatard Saturday November 5 @ 10:00pm Playhouse on the Square
“Better Than Something: Jay Reatard” may be the best rock doc since “Dig” – IFC News. The enigmatic punk rocker gets a posthumous profile. This film is a forlorn, cheerful, and inspiring documentary about a young man who died just at the point of him overcoming his demons. This film is a combination of interviews with astounding performance footage dating back to Reatard’s teenage years. “Better Than Something” traces Reatard’s morph from the heedless rage from his adolescence to a point that equates to peacefulness as he got older.
Stepping: Beyond the Line Saturday November 5 @ 11:15 Studio on the Square
Explore the art of “stepping” in an original documentary by Dr. Dee Garceau, professor of history at Rhodes College. The film highlights current practices and stepping rituals through the eyes of students in the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the umbrella organization for historically black sororities and fraternities. MRC member Steve Selvidge is the soundtrack producer.
Black Rock Revival: Mission Control Saturday November 5 @ 4:30 Studio on the Square
Follows the Memphis Rock group Black Rock Revival as they record their latest CD, Mission Control. The group discusses their journey putting the band together, overcoming the stigma of black rock musicians from past to present, and putting their stamp on rock music.
Beat Boxing: the Fifth Element of Hip-Hop Sunday November 6 @12:20pm Studio on the Square
Human Beatboxing has become a global phenomenon, which is organized and celebrated in the annual Beatbox Conventions and through Beatbox Competitions, that are being held in an increasing number of countries every year.This documentary aims at providing a full picture of this incredible art form starting with its genesis within Hip Hop Culture and continuing with its further developments and its use in various musical fields in several countries throughout the world.
Blind Mississippi Morris Saturday November 5 @1:30pm Studio on the Square
Fanning the Fire Saturday November 5 @1:30pm Studio on the Square