Memphis in May

MEMPHIS IN MAY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL'S SALUTE TO CAnada: 

Tickets are $10 each. $8 for members.

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Monsieur lazhar (2011) directed by Philippe Falardeau

7 pm Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ Studio on the Square

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Monsieur Lazhar tells the moving and poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher, and the 55-year-old Algerian immigrant who offers his services as a substitute teacher and aids the process of collective healing. 

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

The film will be followed by a Q&A led by Laura Loth, French Professor at Rhodes College and organizer of the Tournees Film Festival.

Winner - Best Canadian Feature - Toronto Film Festival

Winner - Audience Award - Locarno Film Festival

"One of the ten best films of the year!" Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post


The Forbidden Room (2015) Directed by guy Maddin

7 pm Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ Studio on the Square

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The second film in our Canadian director's series is the latest from auteur Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg). A never-before-seen woodsman mysteriously appears aboard a submarine that's been trapped deep under water for months with an unstable cargo. As the terrified crew make their way through the corridors of the doomed vessel, they find themselves on a voyage into the origins of their darkest fears.

Filmmaker Iddo Patt will host a Q&A conversation immediately following the film.

Winner of Best Canadian Feature Award from the Toronto Film Critics Association. 


stories we tell (2012) Directed by sarah polley

7 pm Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ Studio on the Square

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The documentary explores the director's own family's secrets—including one intimately related to Polley's own identity. A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Sarah Fleming, Lara Johnson, Sara Kaye Larson, & Joann Self Selvidge of Film Fatales, a collective of Memphis-based female filmmakers, will host a Q&A conversation immediately following the screening.

Winner of dozens of Best Documentary awards by festivals and critic associations.


videodrome (1983) directed by david cronenberg

7 pm Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ Studio on the Square

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Cult auteur David Cronenberg's (The Fly, Scanners) violent take on media and politics is relevant now more than ever. A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.

Film writers John Beifuss, Chris McCoy, Marina Levina & Matthew Martin will host a Q&A conversation immediately following the film.