Director Tim Sutton just released a new teaser for his film “Memphis,” premiering at Sundance in the NEXT section on January 17th. These select cuts give just a taste of the folktale’s entrancing cinematography and cool bluesy beats.
“Memphis” first premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2013 and was awarded the cinema funding grant by Venice Biennale College. Sutton’s first feature was “Pavilion,” premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.
Here’s the synopsis per the Sundance Film Festival:
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
Watch the trailer below.