Craig Brewer/Alloy Orchestra with Pre-Indie Memphis Events

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The Indie Memphis Film Festival will begin on Thursday, November 1st. But in the month leading up to the festival, Indie Memphis has two great events on tap.

On Thursday, October 4th, at A. Schwab’s on Beale, filmmaker Craig Brewer will host an “Indie Memphis Peep Show” to preview this year's festival. In addition to live music and a performance from the Sock It To Me Burlesque Troupe, the Peep Show will unveil this year's Indie Memphis lineup and show trailers and clips from some of the films.

The event, which is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., is restricted to Indie Memphis members, but a one-year membership is available to anyone for $50, which includes a “Festival Tripper” pass, which provides access to most films at this year's festival.

Alloy Orchestra Returns

My favorite Indie Memphis screening over the years was a double-bill of the silent classics The General and Man With the Movie Camera with live musical accompaniment from the Boston-based Alloy Orchestra.

Well, the Alloy Orchestra is coming back for a one-off Indie Memphis event on Wednesday, October 17th, at the Paradiso theater. The three-man band will be providing a live score for a screening of Fritz Lang's 1927 silent sci-fi classic Metropolis. The screening will take place at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $12 for Indie Memphis members. “Early bird” tickets — at a $2 discount — are available through October 4th.

For more info on all things Indie Memphis, see indiememphis.com.

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