Indie Memphis’ legendary monthly short film screening series, held at The Power House on G.E. Patterson from 2004-2009, returns to Memphis thanks to our partnership with Crosstown Arts and support provided by ArtsFirst, the First Tennessee Foundation and ArtsMemphis.
Admission is pay-what-you-can at the door / Free and open to the public.
Beverages will be available.
For more about MicroCinema Club, click here to read John Beifuss April 1, 2009 article in The Commercial Appeal, which includes an interview with MicroCinema Club founder Will O'Loughlen.
6:30 PM Doors / 7 pm Trivia
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Shoot & Splice / MicroCinema: Holiday Cinema Trivia Blowout!
Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts are placing an open call for all shooters, splicers, producers, directors, writers, lighters, actors, actresses and stuntmen to celebrate the season and end the year with a film fan trivia Battle Royale. Test the limits of your Cinephilia and compete for glory and prizes!! Think you've got what it takes to take home the crown? Bring your best trivia team on Tuesday and we'll find out!
Past MicroCinema Clubs
7 pm Thursday, April 24
Burning Bungalows FilmTour
'Burning Bungalows' brings new and unseen experimental film and animation from Los Angeles on the road. With a handmade mix of animation and live action on video, super 8, 16mm and 35mm slides they’re covering all the bases for an eclectic hour and 15 minutes. The films tend toward an ethereal conjuring of spirits with a dystopian punk attitude.
With filmmakers Abby Banks, Alee Peoples, and Cosmo Segurson in person.
7 pm Wednesday, May 28
Rural Route Film Festival Tour
The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city. Taking in a Rural Route program is like choosing the road less travelled, and learning something new about our constantly amazing world. Whether it be a fictional backpacking drama set in the Peruvian Andes, a personal/experimental work about life in a Kazakh village, or a documentary about an organic, Appalachian turnip farm, their mission is to screen work about rare people and cultures normally overlooked by the mainstream media. Content consists of top quality, cutting edge contemporary and archival work from sources both local and far, far away.
7 pm Wednesday, June 18
LUNAFEST: Short films by, for, about Women
This season’s program of nine selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling - by, for and about women.
Read more about the films here.
7 pm Wednesday, July 16
2014 Sundance Shorts Tour
Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 94- minute theatrical program of eight short films from the 2014 edition of the January Festival, which over the course of its 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for careers of many now-prominent independent filmmakers. With both fiction and documentary, the diverse 2014 program ranges from beautiful insight and the struggle to understand the meaning of life to a hilarious, all-too familiar government deposition.
7 pm Wednesday, Aug. 20
Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013
The Best of Ottawa programme showcases many audience favorites and award winners from the OIAF Official Competition. This year’s highlights include the elegant Virtuoso Virtual by Thomas Stellmach & Maja Oschmann, Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen & Anna Mantzaris’ inspiring But Milk is Important, and Rosto’s macabre grand-prize winner Lonely Bones. The Best of Ottawa program tours internationally from November 2013 until mid-September 2014.
*Please note that the films in the Best of Ottawa 2013 is recommended for mature audiences only.
7 pm Wednesday, Sept. 17
Ambulante Beyond: Selection of Documentaries
Indie Memphis, Crosstown Arts and Centro Latino de Memphis are proud to exhibit four short form spanish language documentaries from Ambulante Beyond. Ambulante Beyond is a documentary production project which seeks to train new producers coming from various corners of Mexico and Central America who have limited access to the tools necessary to share their stories with the general public. Ambulante Beyond seeks to encourage independent film production that allows marginalized communities to reclaim and strengthen their identity, defend their rights, break stereotypes, and transform negative social assumptions. In addition to strengthening community organization and participation through the production of independent documentaries, they seek to promote and exhibit their work to maximize its potential for social change. They believe it is critical to continue fighting for the democratization of media and the self-representation of groups typically excluded from the media.