Concert Film Series

The Indie Memphis Concert Film Series at the Levitt Shell returns for its 4th season!

  • Films begin at dusk and are free and open to the public.
  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase at each show. 

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Friday, July 25

Jazz on a Summer's Day

Filmed at the 1958 Jazz Festival at Newport, Rhode Island, this easygoing documentary affords an intimate, atmospheric glimpse of a historically significant musical event.

Performing at the festival were jazz heavyweights such as Louis Armstrong, Chuck Berry, Thelonious Monk, Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, Gerry Mulligan and Anita O'Day.


Friday, August 1

Billy Joel: 1960s - 1990s
(Shelley Archives)

Join us for an assortment of segments from Billy Joel concerts, television appearances, and studio rehearsals from around the world.

Songs featured include “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “My Life,” “Captain Jack,” “Piano Man,” “New York State of Mind,” “The Entertainer,” “Honesty,” “The Stranger,” “She’s Always a Woman to Me,”  “You May Be Right,” “Big Shot,” “Allen Town,”  and “River of Dreams.”


Friday, August 8

Led Zeppelin:
The Song Remains the Same

The pioneers of hard rock storm Madison Square Garden in this collection of footage taken from their legendary performances at the New York venue in 1973. Adding to the musical power and drama are hallucinatory fantasy sequences meant to illustrate each band member's mental state. Songs performed in this swirl of sound and vision include "Black Dog," "Stairway to Heaven" and "Whole Lotta Love."


Friday, August 15

Sigur Rós: Inni

Featuring ethereal Icelandic band Sigur Rós onstage in 2008 performing songs from each of their hit albums, this ghostly concert film weaves trippy imagery and the group's mesmerizing sound into an unforgettable musical experience.


Friday, August 22

Fleetwood Mac:
Rare Performances 1960s–1980s (Shelley Archives)

This program will begin with some of Fleetwood Mac’s earlier songs, with their first guitarist Peter Green and their second guitarist Bob Welch, and follow their upward trek with their third guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and their new chanteuse Stevie Nicks. It will include songs from Rumours, their Grammy-winning, number one album that broke all records in sales and made the world sit up and notice them. Among the songs that will be highlighted during this show are “Black Magic Woman,” “Rhiannon,” “Go Your Own Way,” “You Make Loving Fun,”  “Don’t Stop,” “Gypsy,” “Tusk,” ”Dreams,” “Hold Me,” “Little Lies” and more.


Friday, August 29

Wattstax

This film documents the 1972 Los Angeles concert that came to be known as “The Black Woodstock.”

Performers include the Bar-Kays, the Staple Singers, Albert King, Isaac Hayes, and Richard Pryor.


Friday, September 5

Meanwhile in Memphis:
The Sound of a Revolution

The award-winning music documentary from the 2013 Indie Memphis Film Festival featuring maverick bluff city DIY musicians from 1978 to present day, including Jim Dickinson, Alex Chilton, the Oblivians, the Grifters, Al Kapone, the North Mississippi Allstars, Jay Reatard, Jack O, The Reigning Sound, and Tav Falco.