The Crosstown Arts Weekly Film Series is an arthouse-style film series showcasing a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features.
Films begin at 7:30 pm sharp.
Tickets are $5 (at the door only)
STRANDED IN CANTON (DOCUMENTARY, 1974)
Stranded in Canton is photographer Wiliam Eggleston’s infamous, shot-on-video document of what was happening in and around his world in 1974. Described as “strange, otherworldly, and Southern Gothic,” for those of us who spend our nights in Memphis bars, the scenes will seem uncomfortably familiar — long nights of drugs and drink and conversation.
The film features a slew of Memphis Midtown notables like Alex Chilton, Lesa Aldridge, Randall Lyon, legendary tough guy Cambbell Kensinger, bluesman Furry Lewis, and the for-real outlaw country singer Jerry McGill. Stranded in Canton is pieced together from over 30 hours of footage by Eggleston and directed by Robert Gordon, whose MUST-READ It Came From Memphis covers the wild life and times of some of the very people featured in this documentary.
Join us for an after-party in The Green Room with The Thank You Friends Alex Chilton Revue Band. Celebrate the chaos, the cacophony, the characters and the music of a time and place that only William Eggleston and Alex Chilton could create and capture in sound and vision. Screen the film, Stranded in Canton, at Crosstown Theater and then re-live the music with Ross Johnson, The Klitz (Amy Starks, Gail and Marcia Clifton), Adam Hill, and others at an after-party in The Green Room. More info here.