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:
A promotional video for the Sundance screening of Family Affair: