DVD Memphis

DVD Memphis
Run time: 75 min
Rating: 5.4
Genres: Drama
Director: Tim Sutton
Writers: Tim Sutton
Stars: Willis Earl Beal, Constance Brantley, Larry Dodson
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
Country: USA
Release Date: 25 April 2014 (UK)

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  1. A beautifully uncompromised picture of the "downfall" of real-life musician Willis Earl Beal. Tim Sutton shows his view of what would be perceived in our western culture as the downfall of a talented musician. Through symbolism and beautiful cinematography we are forced into seeing it as a journey into "enlightenment". The background of Memphis greenery and the soundtrack creates a dream-like feeling which gently glides us through this traumatic metamorphosis. The soundtrack is meticulously selected and peppered with little gems – like a few seconds of Darondo (William Daron Pulliam) – a tribute to another real life "lost" talent. This is a spiritual and very complete work of art. Many thanks to Tim Sutton for sharing his view with us.

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