June 13 | CVMA Screening & Awards | Southbound | 7pm | $10 | BUY TICKETS
The first annual CVMAs is a 4 day music video creation competition and awards show. It takes place during the Knoxville Film & Music Festival in Knoxville, TN. 12 teams, consisting of a filmmaker and a performing artist, will be matched up to create a stunning music video. The completed music videos will be screened on June 13th during our awards ceremony at Southbound in the Old City.
June 14 | Films that Rock | NV | 7pm | $10 at door or KFMF Pass
Born in Chicago | 7pm
Born In Chicago is a feature-length documentary film that chronicles the story of the Chicago teenage musicians who, in the early sixties, cut their teeth in the city’s tough blues neighborhoods, were accepted and treated like sons by the original blues masters, then went on to play a key role in bringing the blues to rock and roll, in what many refer to as the “blues-rock explosion.”
Shut Up and Play the Hits | 9pm
Shut Up and Play the Hits is the rockumentary film of the methodical disbanding for the supergroup LCD Sound System. Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace give us a intimate glimpse into what it’s like for a band to know that after this album there will be no more. James Murphy, LCD front man, takes us inside their world of emotionally uncharted territory for the last concert of their career at Madison Square Garden in New York.
June 15 | Screening | From Hollywood to Dollywood | The Bijou | 1:30pm | $10 | BUY TICKETS
From Hollywood to Dollywood with film maker brothers Gary and Larry Lane on their inspiring journey by way of I40 East, from L.A. to East TN. They have written a script for Dolly Parton, where she plays the lead, and want to deliver it to her personally in Sevierville, TN. The brothers five day road trip is met with peril and their journey is nearly stalled, but they prevail. Dolly is so flattered by the project that she contributes 17 original songs to the documentary, two of which being previously unreleased. There is a Q & A after the screening with filmmakers Garry and Larry Lane. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the June 15 showing will be donated to the Imagination Library, Dolly Parton’s organization which sends new books to children up to age five every month to help encourage literacy and foster the love of reading.
June 15 | The Gage Talent/Marc Nelson Denim Red Carpet | The Bijou | 6-7pm
VIP Pass holders will arrive on the Red Carpet in style via super stretch limousines. Enjoy the high energy, funky sounds of the Jaystorm Project as he rocks the stage from 6-7pm! Limos will begin leaving Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern at 5:30pm and will make regular trips to the Gage/MND Red Carpet until 7pm. Sutree’s is located at 409 S. Gay Street in the heart of downtown Knoxville right between Downtown Wine and Spirits and Morelock Music.
June 15 | The Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival | The Bijou | 7pm | $17.50 | BUY TICKETS
Screening and awards ceremony for the Knoxville 24 Hour Shootout, where 30 teams assembled to write, film, and edit a short film—all in twenty four hours. Celebrity judges for the short films include Gian Ganziano, who is known for his editorial work on South Park, Captain America: The First Avenger, and a long list of other major motion pictures, and Phillip “Mr. P” Ivey. Ivey is known for a renowned film hair stylist and is also was on the team that won an Oscar for Hair and Makeup on Driving Miss Daisy.
Film submissions, Michael Samstag, email@example.com