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Indie Memphis Saturday Picks

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The Indie Memphis Film Festival continues today at Studio on the Square, with the festival's award winners set to be announced at 5:30 p.m. But there's plenty more happening on what might be the busiest day of the festival. Our picks for the day:

Pick of the Day: Great World of Sound

We haven't seen North Carolina director Craig Zobel’s feature, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, but the critical word of mouth is strong. Zobel, who, along with Memphian Kentucker Audley, was named of the "25 new faces of indie film" by Filmmaker magazine this summer, has made a movie about a couple of men traveling town-to-town working for a company that charges amateur singers and musicians to make records under the guise of being talent scouts. Read what the Village Voice had to say about the film here.

Screening at 6:20 p.m.

Local Picks: Unhinged and Have You Heard of Craig Brewer?

This local feature from filmmakers Kris and Natalie Boyatt boasts strong production values aside from a few poorly lit scenes and has a flashback structure that parcels out information in deliberate, effective ways that enhances the story rather than disrupting it. It's a psychological thriller about a man coming undone in the aftermath of his daughter's death. Be sure to get there early for John Pickle's hysterical short film Have You Heard of Craig Brewer?, a winner at the Lil Film Fest earlier this year. The four-minute film stars Pickle as his redneck Russell Hawker character, invading a house party hosted by the Hustle & Flow auteur.

Screening at 3:10 p.m.

Wildcard Pick: Live From Memphis Music Video Showcase

LiveFromMemphis.com will host its popular showcase of local music videos again this year, showing on two screens simultaneously. Look for videos from local bands such as Lord T. & Eloise, Mr. White, the Central Standards, the Subteens, the Secret Service, and Vending Machine.

Screens at 9 p.m.

— Chris Herrington

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