DocuClub LA: MEMPHIS
About the Screening
Please join us for the fourth DocuClub LA of 2019 with a work-in-progress screening of MEMPHIS. Following the screening, we will be joined by director/producer/editor David Zucker, editors Jody McVeigh-Schultz and Reid Davenport for a feedback discussion, moderated by independent producer, Katie Doering.
Memphis loves Seneca. He’s a millennial with severe cerebral palsy, and he wants to be a filmmaker and travel the world. Seneca’s an aspiring opera singer, living with her mom, deep in oil country. Seneca just wants to be friends. MEMPHIS follows five years of this unfolding relationship as it takes us from Texas to California to Italy and back, and illuminates the turbulent realities facing a young man with a severe disability as he strives toward independence, and of a young woman looking to escape the drudgery of small-town Texas. As financial responsibilities mount and Memphis’ crush threatens their friendship, Memphis and Seneca must forge new identities and attitudes towards sex, family, work, and life itself, clinging to their dreams of a brighter future.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Screening, followed by a moderated feedback discussion with the filmmaker - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Drinks and snacks will be available for a modest suggested donation.
Space is very limited so please update your RSVP if you can't make it so we can have a real count of the attendees. Admission not guaranteed, all RSVP's are first-come, first served.