Some film festivals cater mainly to filmgoers. Some bring together filmmakers, distributors, critics and others involved in the art and the business of movies but don’t encourage the general public to participate. Certainly events of both types have their functions, and can achieve them with élan.
But some festivals successfully merge the commonly distinct audience- and industry-orientation. Indie Memphis is one of those special events that offers movie-lovers opportunities to see some films that otherwise might not make it to their local multiplex (as well as others that will end up there later on) and brings together the peers and colleagues responsible for those films. The organizers do a great job of putting together a fine, fun event.
Nancy and I are very pleased to have a work from the Poetry in Pictures Series in Indie Memphis for a second time. A Noiseless Patient Spider was part of the festival’s 12th annual programming in 2009. Imperfect Armor will be a part of Indie 13 in October.