Indie Memphis Film Festival: Film: The Story of Film: An Odyssey Part 5
11/03/2012, 10:15 AM to 1:15 PM
$8 / $6 Brooks and Indie Memphis mem. Free with VIP Film Pass map
1969-1979: Radical Directors in the 70s Make State of the Nation Movies
The movies that tried to change the world in the ‘70s. Wim Wenders in Germany; Ken Loach in Britain; Pasolini in Italy; the birth of new Australian cinema; and then Japan, which was making the most moving films in the world. Even bigger, bolder questions about film were being asked in Africa and South America, and the story ends with John Lennon’s favorite film, the extraordinary, psychedelic The Holy Mountain.
1970s and Onwards: Innovation in Popular Culture Around the World
Star Wars, Jaws and The Exorcistcreated the multiplexes, but they were also innovative. In India the world’s most famous movie star, Amitabh Bachchan, shows how Bollywood was doing newthings in the 70s too. And we discover that Bruce Lee movies kick-started the kinetic films of Hong Kong, where master Yuen Woo-ping talks exclusively about his action movies and his wire fu choreography for The Matrix.
1980s: Moviemaking and Protest Around the World
Protest in the movies of the 1980s, and brave filmmakers spoke truth to power. American independent director John Sayles talks exclusively about these years. In Beijing, Chinese cinema blossomed before the Tiananmen crackdown. In the Soviet Union, the past wells up in astonishing films, and master director Krzysztof Kieslowski emerges in Poland. To purchase tickets by phone please call 901.544.6208.
Director: Mark Cousins
Documentary | U.K. | 2012 | 180 minutes