The Crosstown Arthouse Film Series showcases a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features. This week: ERASERHEAD
WLOK presents a screening of Dreamgirls at Crosstown Theater as part of its annual Black Film Festival. WLOK is hosting its annual Black Film Festival from August 29-September 1 at Levitt Shell, The Memphis Pink Palace Museum IMAX Theater, The Malco Paradiso, The National Civil Rights Museum, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and Crosstown Theater.
National film and television shows (like the Hallmark “Graceland” films & Bluff City Law) have caught on to what an incredible place Memphis is to make their work. For the September Shoot & Splice, Sharon O’Guin (Deputy Film Commissioner for the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission) will talk about the hard work the Commission is doing behind the scenes to both bring national level productions to Memphis and assist local film and television professionals. Then hear some on-set experiences from some very talented Memphians, including Kevin Brooks, Kerri Mahoney and Jil Szewski – all three currently working on Bluff City Law.
Shoot & Splice is a monthly filmmaker forum presented collaboratively by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts.
The Crosstown Arthouse Film Series showcases a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features. This week: SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSS SONG
Join us for a performance by the Grammy Award-winning, New Orleans-based Rebirth Brass Band on the Kemmons Wilson Family Stage at Crosstown Theater.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an artful and intimate meditation on legendary storyteller Toni Morrison. It examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.
Join Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum for Kafé Kirk, a monthly jazz series in Crosstown Theater featuring musical and spiritual collaborations with special guest artists. This month’s guest: former New York Yankees center fielder and World Series Champion/jazz guitarist Bernie Williams.
Join Bible & Tire Recording Co. and D-Vine Spirituals for a night of Memphis Soul Gospel featuring The Sensational Barnes Brothers, Elizabeth King, D-Vine Spiritualettes, The Vaughn Sisters, the Rev. John Wilkins, Elder Ward, Liz Brasher, and Gary “Lucky” Smith on the Kemmons Wilson Family Stage at Crosstown Theater.
The concert will celebrate the launch of The Sensational Barnes Brothers’ newly recorded, rugged ‘Nobody’s Fault But My Own’ and Elizabeth King & The Gospel Souls’ 1970s gems ‘The D-Vine Spirituals Recordings.’ Both recordings will be released on September 20th from the new Bible & Tire Recording Co., headed up by Bruce Watson of Fat Possum Records with the aim of showcasing new and archival Memphis gospel releases.
Former Memphian Todd Snider is back, and he’s bringing his new band with him! Since this is Memphis, Todd will open the show with a entire set of solo, acoustic numbers – just Todd and his guitar, Daily Planet-style. Afterward, he’ll play into the night with the new guys: Neal Casal, Ken Coomer, Chad Staehly, and Jesse Aycock.
Join us as The MD’s — a Memphis-based Booker T & the MG’s tribute band — perform The Beatles Revolver album on the Kemmons Wilson Family Stage at Crosstown Theater. Since The MD’s main goal is to keep the incredible catalog of Booker T & The MG’s music alive, they have decided to try something a little different. With the utmost respect to Booker, Steve, Duck, and Al, they are going to perform Revolver as they think the MG’s would have in the ’60s.
Join us for a performance by The Midnight Hour, featuring Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and Adrian Younge. The Midnight Hour is Black Excellence: an ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissance established for its people. Performing with their jazz rhythm section and an orchestral section, reminiscent of maestros such as David Axelrod and Quincy Jones, The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip hop.