UPDATE: The Piano Man Pictures Roadshow screening has been postponed due to weather. According to organizer Chad Allen Barton, they are looking at rescheduling to "mid-February".
The story of independent film in Memphis is the story of friends banding together to make the most of scarce resources and realize their dream projects.
Piano Man Pictures is the perfect example of how we do it here. It's a film collective made up of young Memphis filmmakers like founder Shelby Baldock, Lights, Camera, Bullshit director Chad Allen Barton, fantasy director and Indie Grant recipient Rachel M. Taylor, cinematographer Stephen Lewis Hildreth, Charlie Metz, editor Stephen Teague, filmmakers Celeste Dixon, Thomas A. Hunt, Jordan Alexander, musicians Jacques Granger and Zach Glover.
This Saturday, January 13, the Piano Man Pictures collective will bring a selection of some new and old works to the big screen at Crosstown Arts. Short works screened will include Baldock's existential horror "Faceless, But Remembered", Taylor's acclaimed fantasy short "Avarice", Barton's "H.I.D.", and a conspiracy theory comedy by Teague called "The Price of Air". There will also be sneak previews of upcoming works by Piano Man Pictures.
This event will also be the kickoff for an upcoming tour to take these films to cinephiles around the country. The program will start at Crosstown Arts at 7 PM on Saturday, Jan. 13. The cost is $10, and if you pay on the Piano Man website, you'll be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card.