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May 2018

Goodnight My Love: Closing Reception

05/10/18
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Closing reception for Goodnight My Love, an exhibition of photographs from the Ernest Withers collection, including works from Dr. Withers’ vast archive of more than one million negatives that have never been seen by the public.

Books of photography from the exhibition will be sold at the closing reception.

Sound Observations: Maria Chavez & Christina Carter

05/11/18
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A musical performance and lecture series presented by Sonosphere in collaboration with Crosstown Arts

Maria Chavez, an abstract turntablist/sound artist/DJ of Lima, Peru, and vocalist/guitarist/pianist Christina Carter will collaborate on a performance.

The Music of Grant Green

05/12/18
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz tribute to the music of Grant Green, featuring Joe Restivo (guitar), Alvie Givhan (piano), Tim Goodwin (acoustic bass), and Pee Wee Jackson (drums).

The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.

Indie Wednesdays

05/16/18
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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: Are We Not Cats — New Yorker Eli (Michael Patrick Nicholson) loses his girlfriend, home, and job in less than 24 hours. After landing a job transporting car parts upstate to make some quick cash, he meets Anya (Chelsea Lopez), a young woman who shares his fetish for eating hair. In this gorgeously lensed oddball ….

Little Women

05/17/18
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An exhibition and performance by Nubia Yasin 

Featuring Madaame Frankie
Curated by Lawrence Matthews

Wish Book: James Benning

05/18/18 – 05/20/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Selected work by James Benning | Curated by Terri Phillips and Brian Pera

Locations: Screening Room, East Atrium, & 430 gallery

Reception:
Saturday, May 19, 7 pm — 430 N. Cleveland
Reception, filmmaker Q&A, and screening of measuring change (60 min), 2016

Screening Times (Screening Room):
Friday, May 18 — L. Cohen (45 min), 2017
Saturday, May 19 —  Ash o1 (20 min), 2016
Sunday, May 20 — READERS (108 min), 2017

East Atrium: 
Screenings of James Benning’s 52 Films project

Wish Book: Screening of James Benning’s L. Cohen

05/18/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Screening of L. Cohen (2017) by artist James Benning. 45 minutes.

Curated by Terri Phillips and Brian Pera

Wish Book: Screenings of James Benning’s Ash 01

05/19/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Screenings of Ash 01 (2016) by artist James Benning. 20 minutes.

The film will screen at 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm.
Curated by Terri Phillips and Brian Pera

Wish Book: James Benning Reception & Screening

05/19/18
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opening reception for selected work by James Benning | Curated by Terri Phillips and Brian Pera

Reception, filmmaker Q&A, and screening of measuring change (60 min), 2016

Wish Book: Screening of James Benning’s READERS

05/20/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Screenings of READERS (2017) by artist James Benning. 108 minutes.

The film will screen at 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm.

Curated by Terri Phillips and Brian Pera

Crosstown Arts

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