Indie Memphis presents a screening of The Departure.
Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between his patients and himself. THE DEPARTURE captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living?
Featuring Q&A with Mike LaBonte (Memphis Crisis Center) and Joann Self Selvidge (Memphis Women in Film).
Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series is a monthly critique event where visual artists are invited to bring new and/or in-progress studio work for critical feedback and group discussion particular to each artist’s practice. All sessions are free and open to the public. Special thanks to Art Center for donating a $25 gift certificate for each participating artist.
Monthly short film screening series, presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts.
This month: Rural Route Tour
Screening Plaid “Do Matter,” The Poacher, Volcano Island, UFO Days, The Tale of Hellbilly, Kalb, Hairat, dragons & seraphim, and The Rabbit Hunt.
Doors at 6:30 pm | Screening at 7 pm. Admission is pay-what-you-can.
Many filmmakers might argue that the film vs. digital debate is dead in the water and that digital has finally won out for good. But many of the major releases in 2017 were actually shot entirely, or at least partially, on film, including Wonder Woman, The Post, Justice League, Phantom Thread, The Florida Project and I, Tonya. Join us for a discussion about shooting in both formats, why a filmmaker in 2018 might choose to shoot on film, and where to find resources to do so.
Shoot & Splice is a monthly forum for filmmakers presented collaboratively by Crosstown Arts & Indie Memphis.
Free and open to the public
Doors at 6:30 pm | discussion at 7 pm
Protest art by Nick Canterucci.
Opening reception: Thursday, May 31, 6-9 pm
On view through June 2
Free exhibit booklet while supplies last
Back from a hiatus due to a heart attack , outsider artist Nick Canterucci returns with his 15th exhibit “The Battle for Cooper-Young.”
The exhibit deals with the artist’s opposition on how the camera program, as set up by the Cooper-Young Neighborhood Watch, has been unfolding over the past two years. A coffee table booklet of ….
Weekly film screenings hosted by Indie Memphis. Films will screen at Crosstown Arts, Malco’s Studio on the Square, and Ridgeway Theatre on a rotating basis.
This week: Valerie & Her Week of Wonders (1970) — A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, set in a quasi-medieval landscape. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly ….
Exhibition of handmade items by Kathryn James | Curated by Jenna Fergus
Donations accepted for Alzheimers and Dementia Services.
Donna James Regel’s Mom, Kathryn James, has been practicing the craft of crochet since she was six years old. This exhibit of tablecloths, bedspreads, clothing, doilies, and other beautiful items of her life are a celebration of all she has made. Her intricate art works will be displayed as a labyrinth of comfort to exemplify the love Kathryn James showed to ….