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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Co-op crew take 4 awards at Indie Memphis...

Indie Memphis has been a very fun experience already, and there's still 4 days left...GO SEE MOVIES!!!!!

At the awards ceremony Saturday night there was much fun to be had as 4 MeDiA Co-op affiliates left with hometown awards:

Brett Hanover-Best Documentary
Brent Shrewsbury-Kodak Tenessee Filmmaker Award
Andrew Nenninger-Best Short
Morgan Jon Fox-Ron Tibbet Excellence in Filmmaking Award

Hat's off as well to all the other winners, especially Old School Pictures who took Best Film...

It's been a great experience seeing films all day everyday hanging out with the like's of Michael Galinski(Horn's and Halo's/Code 33), Bill Brown(who visited to co-op earlier this year), Kelly Baker(The Angry Filmmaker), Coleman Hue(writer-Full Frontal/Bubble), etcetcetc...

This year's lineup is more amazing than normal including some really incredible local work, as well as some very diverse work from around the South. The Panel's on Saturday went very good as well.

More soon as the week goes along.

This only happens once a year, DO NOT MISS IT...................

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Bill Brown at Indie Memphis

If you saw the Lo-Fi Landscapes program at the MeDiA Co-op last summer you won't want to miss the return visit of experimental documentary filmmaker Bill Brown at the Indie Memphis Film Festival this Sunday, October 23, at 1 p.m.

The program will feature three short films from The Next Best Place (or “action-packed documentaries from one man’s never-ending road trip across the New World”): Roswell (1994), Confederate Park (1999), and Mountain State (2003). Also there will be a repeat showing of Chicago/Detroit Split, a work in progress with filmmaker Thomas Comerford, with musical accompaniment by Morgan Jon Fox.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

2005 Indie Memphis Lineup

Just so you guys know, the schedule for Indie Memphis is now available on their site.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Sawed-Off Collaboratory/MeDiA Co-op present...

Three Films at Indie Memphis Film Fest Oct. 21-27th Downtown, Memphis - Muvico Theatres
away(A)wake 90min
Tuesday 25th 8:30

written/directed byMorgan Jon Fox, Suzi Crashcourse
starrring Helen Bowman, Mark Pergolizzi, Tim Morton,
Saki Nosurname, Daniel Long, Pam Chapman,
Doris Barker, Bill Baker, David Caffey, Carly Crawford
Giles Gratz, and Mr. White
assistant directed by Amber O’Daniels
shot by Fox, Crashcourse, and Anastasia Laurenzi
Fiscal Spoonsor: Delta Axis/Indie Memphis
Bright Sunny South
Sun 23rd 9pm/Tues 25th 6:30

written and directed by Kentucker Audley
Brett Magdovitz, Mark Pergolizzi, Carly Cripe,
and Andrew Nenninger

produced by Gretchen Cook
assistant directed by Alex Cooke
shot by Eric Morrison and Ben Siler
What Does Love In Action Look Like: a preface 60min
Monday 24th 6:30

directed by Morgan Jon Fox
assistant directed by Suzi Crashcourse
in cahoots with Queer Action Coalition
production assistance by Cale Lefevre, Alex Polotsky,
Jenessa Williams, Ben Siler, Tim Morton

The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion
with members of QAC, the group who organized
the protests featured in this documentary, to
create dialogue about the impacts these issues are
having on our city, as this story is still unfolding.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

IRA SACHS' debut feature to screen at MeDiA Co-op

The MeDiA Co-op
1000 S. Cooper 901.278.9077


THE DELTA (1996 85min)
directed by IRA SACHS, award winning filmmaker of
"Fourty Shades of Blue"

Ira's first feature film, shot in Memphis will screen at the MeDiA Co-op

  • Saturday October 15th 8pm
  • Sunday October 16th 6pm
$5 suggested donation

Plot Summary
Lincoln, who's not yet 18, leads a straight life most of the time: he has a girl friend, goes to dances, jokes with guys. But he also has a secret life, in which he's drawn to dark places where he has sex with men he doesn't know. One night, while visiting a gay video arcade, he connects with John, a Vietnamese-born gay man, in his 20s probably, whose father was an African-American US soldier. John invites Lincoln to spend some carefree time with him, and Lincoln takes him to his father's boat. John then convinces Lincoln to take the boat into the Mississippi delta, where setting off some fireworks out of season precipitates betrayal and revenge.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Someone to Call My Clone Screening and Lecture

The amazing Amber O'Daniels will hold a lecture at the Brooks Museum on, Wednesday, October 5th, 2005.

Her last Meisner for the Creative class' film, Someone to Call My Clone, will be screened also at the Brooks Museum.

For more information about Meisner and an upcoming new class in January, pelase visit:
Meisner at Sawed-off.net.

Tickets are $5 or free if you are a member.

Tommy "All the leaves fell off that tree" Kha