Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Undiscovered Gems film series at Brooks

Tonight | 7pm
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art kicks off its
Undiscovered Gems Film Series with the independent film Puffy Chair!

“Disarmingly sweet and consistently funny; it's insightful, unpredictable and unexpectedly poignant. In other words: it's a low-budget winner.” –Efilmcritic.com

Jay and Mark Duplass
Not Rated, 1 hour 25 minutes

$5 Brooks members, $7 Not-yet members
Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium
Seating is limited.
Call 544.6208 or e-mail diane.jalfon@brooksmuseum.org

Josh's life is pretty much a mess. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one his dad had when Josh was a kid. The plan is to drive cross-country, pick up the chair, and deliver it to his father as a surprise birthday gift. But when his friend Rhett ends up coming along for the ride, and an ex-girlfriend joins along the way, the van suddenly seems way too small.

More about Undiscovered Gems

A series of monthly films presented in association with the New York Times and the California Film Institute. These films are chosen from indieWIRE’s annual list of the top 15 films from major festivals around the world that have yet to find a theatrical distributor. Only 12 venues in the country are presenting the Undiscovered Gems Film Series. Audience members will rate each film and the winning film maker will receive a $50,000 prize.

The museum will screen one film per month from indieWIRE’s annual list of top festival picks. Look for these Undiscovered Gems on the last Tuesday of every month through November, 2006.

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