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Memphis (2013)

Unrated | | Drama | 17 January 2014 (USA)
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A strange singer with God-given talent drifts through his adopted city of Memphis with its canopy of ancient oak trees, streets of shattered windows, and aura of burning spirituality. ... See full summary »


Tim Sutton


Tim Sutton
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Credited cast:
Willis Earl Beal ... Willis Earl Beal
Constance Brantley
Larry Dodson Larry Dodson
Pauline Dyer ... Amira
Devonte Hull Devonte Hull
Lopaka Thomas Lopaka Thomas


A strange singer with God-given talent drifts through his adopted city of Memphis with its canopy of ancient oak trees, streets of shattered windows, and aura of burning spirituality. Surrounded by beautiful women, legendary musicians, a stone-cold hustler, a righteous preacher, and a wolf pack of kids, the sweet, yet unstable, performer avoids the recording studio, driven by his own form of self-discovery. His journey quickly drags him from love and happiness right to the edge of another dimension. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Memphis, Tennessee, USA See more »


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Willis Earl Beal: I created this. I imagined it into existence.
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Painfully arrogant
5 October 2014 | by withamme-125-50442See all my reviews

I had to leave this film before it ended. It wounds and sears. No, Tim Sutton, no..if you could remove this film from distribution, I would suggest that. I am required to submit 10 lines of text so i will mention films that I think are illuminating. Sugarman..yes, I know it is a documentary...Five Heartbeats also comes to mind. The Mighty Quinn has been panned by some but I think it has a lot of merit.If it was not your intention to salt wounds, then re-view this. Where did you get the orange do rag and why was that character on Oxygen? Bizarre touches that I think added a sense of mockery..even if you saw one in Memphis. What sound track? It was more of a hiccup!

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