It can be argued that nothing is more powerful to a person than the work of films with a meaningful story. The Memphis in May Cinema Series capitalizes on that argument by showing films from our honored country. The selected titles may not be familiar or immediately recognizeable by the majority of film fans, but the works usually have a list of nominees and awards that speak to their quality.
Memphis in May partners with Indie Memphis, a company that strives to create community through independent film, and the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission to schedule between 3-4 showings at several different theatres in the Memphis area.
Hustle & Flow
Hustle & Flow directed by Craig Brewer on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 pm. Location TBD.
Aspiring emcee DJay works the angles to get his first record made with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that hip-hop superstar Skinny Black is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention.
The Firm produced by Michael Hausman on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 pm. Location TBD.
Featuring special Q&A with producer Michael Hausman.
A Harvard law school grad happily signs on with a top Memphis law firm, never suspecting the sinister truth behind its gracious exterior.
N-Secure written and produced by Julius Lewis on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 pm.
Featuring special Q&A with writer and producer Julius Lewis
N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem, and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His insecurities lead him into a series of troubled romantic relationships and eventually a web of events that include betrayal and murder
Superstarlet A.D. directed by Mike McCarthy on Wednesday, May 22.
This musical sci-fi fantasy follows one woman's search for her grandmother's historic burlesque film across a surreal post-apocalyptic desert landscape.
Forty Shades of Blue
Forty Shades of Blue directed by Ira Sachs on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 pm.
Forty Shades of Blue tells the story of Laura, a young Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock 'n' roll legend, and the personal awakening she experiences in the wake of her unfortunate affair with his estranged son.
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