On Location: Memphis Readies Film Fest, Throws Preview Party



The 11th On Location: Memphis International Film Festival runs April 22-25 at the Ridgeway Four theater, and the organization will throw a preview party for the fest Friday night as part of Trolley Night festivities on South Main.

The On Location: Memphis preview party will take place at Sue Layman Designs (125 East G.E. Patterson) from 6-9 p.m. Friday night, with live music from Black Rock Revival. Admission is free and festival passes will be on sale at a reduced rate.

The festival will open with the world premiere of Hometown Glory, a documentary film written, directed, and produced by Hollywood entertainment manager Ray Costa. A Germantown native, Costa's film recounts his days as a volunteer teen firefighter in the late ’70s.

The festival will close with the debut of One Came Home, the premiere of local filmmaker Willie Bearden's debut narrative feature, a period piece shot in Memphis last year.

A full schedule will be available next week, but among the highlights are: The Cove, this year's Best Documentary Film Oscar winner. Dogtooth, an oddball Greek film that was a prize winner at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. And Family Affair, a personal documentary that drew strong notices at Sundance earlier this year.

Clips from some of these films after the jump:

The Cove trailer:

Dogtooth trailer:

A promotional video for the Sundance screening of Family Affair:


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