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About the Movie
A strange singer with god given talent drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy of ancient oak trees, shattered windows, and burning spirituality. Surrounded by lovers, legends, hustlers, preachers, and a wolfpack of kids, the unstable performer avoids the recording studio and is driven to spend time in his own form of self-discovery. Shown in fragments, his journey drags him from love and happiness right to the edge of another dimension. Featuring an explosive performance and score from the singular recording artist-cum-wizard, Willis Earl Beal, Memphis is a film steeped in folklore, music, surrealism, and the abstract search for glory.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 25
- Fresh: 18
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Every image in "Memphis" quivers with a poetic intensity that captures the beauty and desolation of the urban South not pictured on tourist postcards.
Fresh: Willis Earl Beal gives a magnetic performance as a flailing musician in Tim Sutton's digressive, daringly experimental film.
Rotten: The film feels like a sketch rather than a portrait, beautifully rendered but incomplete in the details.
Fresh: A film of quiet intensity and poetic imagery.
As a musician myself I understand the struggle
Willis was going through.