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Kino Sing the Gospel; Tim Sutton’s “Memphis” to Receive Summer Release

Deemed the verite American indie film that has a stronger resemblance/likeness to Euro fare, indieWIRE reports that Kino will distribute the Tim Sutton’s Venice & Sundance Film Fest (NEXT section) preemed Memphis while Vimeo, who is slowly making inroads in the VOD market, has acquired an exclusive 30-day worldwide digital window to the film. An early summer release is planned with an opening in NYC.

Gist: Starring iconoclastic musician Willis Earl Beal – who also scored the film – “Memphis” is a lyrical character study that borders on the metaphysical, charting Beal’s character’s descent towards madness as he drifts through the legendary city.

Worth Noting: Beal is a fascinating artist – here is bio and a sampling of his Church of Nobody project.

Do We Care?: Profiled in our IONCINEPHILE series for his break-out debut Pavilion, his sophomore film is further proof that the filmmaker relishes in the lyrically sensibilities found in film.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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