Craig Brewer’s Party to Offer Peek at This Year’s Indie Fest


Movie fans who can’t wait for the Indie Memphis 15th annual film festival in November can get an advance peek a month earlier along with  live music, great food, movie trailers, door prizes and special screenings at a one-of-a-kind party on Beale Street hosted by filmmaker Craig Brewer.

The noted Memphis film director and screenwriter, whose rise to international stardom began with the Indie Memphis Film Festival, invites members and supporters to “Craig Brewer’s Indie Memphis Peep Show” on Thursday, October 4, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the historic A. Schwab, the 136-year-old store at 165 Beale Street.

The party is a special members-only event, but anyone can purchase a one-year $50 membership that includes a Festival Tripper Ticket, which provides access to non-gala films and panels at this year’s festival. The 15th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival will be held November 1 through 4 and presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc.

“My party is actually a way to build membership and have an amazing evening at the same time,” says Brewer. “Indie Memphis has been a huge factor in my career and I want to play a role in its fantastic growth. This is a great way to kick off its 15th anniversary.”

Brewer will preview some of the highlights of the festival for the party guests, and preside over entertainment including live music and the Sock It To Me Burlesque Troupe. In addition, members at the party will have the opportunity to buy specially discounted higher-level pass packages to the festival.