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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Bearded Child All Stars @ Power House

Indie Memphis will present Bearded Child All Stars on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. The screening will take place at Power House, 45 G.E. Patterson (between Main & Front Streets). Admission is free.

Northern Minnesota's Bearded Child Film Festival features a selection of experimental, low-budget, and extremely bizarre short films. For the past five years, the festival has thrived within the obscurity of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, a mill town of under 8000 people located 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis. In order to develop a niche within the crowded world of festivals, the Bearded Child specifically seeks out work that is often "too weird" or too "lo-fi" for many festivals. The festival has encouraged filmmakers to push the boundaries of corporate film culture, while entertaining local crowds of pseudo-lumberjacks and old women in the process - a curious venture to be sure. After five years of obscurity, the Bearded Child Film Festival is now crisscrossing the nation with a selection of "All Star" films from the past five years. The tour kicked off at the Burning Man Festival in late August. Attendees should expect a mix of experimental films, oddball comedies, and the bizarre. Many of the films have never been shown outside of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. For more information, visit: www.beardedchild.com

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