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June 2018

Shoot & Splice: Filming on Film

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Indigo Island Album Release Show

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by Kina del Mar
With special guests Major and Mane Called Hawk
Free admission
Organized by the artist

YokYok From France to Memphis

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Paris-based artist group Alterier YokYok will present a talk about Treedom, a place-making initiative and art installation located on A.W. Willis between Second and Third Streets in the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC).

YokYok artists will also discuss other similar projects they have worked on around the world.

After the talk, there will be a group bicycle ride from Crosstown Concourse to the installation site. MMDC will serve popsicles at the site.

May 2018

The Battle for Cooper-Young

05/31/18 – 06/02/18
10:00 am – 6:00 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 ….

Indie Wednesdays

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: 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 ….

Opening Reception — Distilled: The Narrative Transformed

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A 30-year survey of Pinkney Herbert’s vibrant body of work.

This exhibition tracks Herbert’s transition from his narrative beginnings through the development of a personal abstract vocabulary that both thrills and seduces the viewer.

The Art of Kathryn James

05/25/18 – 05/26/18
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 ….

The Moonpie Project Presents: Detour

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Artist Detour will create a  present an artist talk at Food for Thought, a weekly lecture series on the Crosstown Concourse Theater Stair.

Mural location: Crosstown Arts alley between 430 & 438 N. Cleveland

The Moonpie Project is an ongoing, rotating mural series curated by Michael Roy in memory of muralist Brad Wells

Wish Book: Screening of James Benning’s READERS

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

Wish Book: James Benning Reception & Screening

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

Crosstown Arts