Films in Focus

Films in Focus

Indie Memphis' weekly roundup of independent, foreign, and limited release films playing in the Memphis area. 

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Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

THE IRAN JOB

Wednesday, Feb. 12 @ 7:30 PM

Malco's Studio on the Square

$8 each / $6 senior citizens / FREE for Indie Memphis Members & Students with valid student ID

Producer Sara Nodjoumi scheduled to attend with post screening Q&A

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The Iran Job follows American basketball player Kevin Sheppard as he accepts a job to play in one of the world’s most feared countries: Iran.

With tensions running high between Iran and the West, Kevin tries to separate sports from politics, only to find that politics is impossible to escape in Iran.

Along the way he forms an unlikely alliance with three outspoken Iranian women.

Presented by Indie Memphis and sponsored by The Department of Communication at The University of Memphis. 

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts.  Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. 


Special Screenings...

GPAC Duncan-Willians Performance Hall Presents... 

INOCENTE

Wednesday, Oct. 23 @ 7 PM

Hutchison School, Weiner Theater
1740 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, TN 38119

Admission is FREE - please RSVP with the number attending to [email protected]

There will be a Q&A session following the film with the subject, Inocente Izucar.

A new addition to the ArtSaavy series, GPAC presents a film screening of INOCENTE, an Academy Award Winner, Best Documentary Short.  A personal and vibrant coming of age story, INOCENTE documents the life of a young artist's determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings.  At 15, Inocente refused to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by being a undocumented immigrant.  Color is her personal revolution and its sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past.  INOCENTE is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America: children.  The challenges are staggering, but the hope in her story proves that the hand she has been dealt does not define her, but rather, her dreams do.

Click here for more details.  Click here to view the trailer.

 ArtSaavy sessions offer opportunities to learn more about the artists, art forms and cultures of the performances presented on the GPAC stage.  These free events are a fun way to enhance your understanding and increase your knowledge.