Your Friend, Memphis
Memphis is wild at heart. He lives on the edge, pursuing his dreams with grit. But as a young man with cerebral palsy, living without government support, Memphis feels stuck. Saddled with their own baggage, Memphis’ parents waver between supporting his desire for independence and pushing him towards a more pragmatic reality. Seneca, his best friend, struggles to reconcile her own big ambitions with her small town life – and her relationship with Memphis. Shot over five years, debut director David Zucker’s Your Friend, Memphis is an intimate portrait of Memphis’ dogged determination: to bridge the distance between the world’s expectations and his own aspirations, no matter what.
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Susan Bedusa, Doug Tirola
Luke Terrell, Benjamin Edelman
David Zucker, Darrin Navarro, ACE, Jody McVeigh-Schultz
Jacob Misrach-Bloomfield, Greg Francis, Michel Holbrook
Saul Simon MacWilliams, Billy Libby
Consulting Producer: Shaina Ghuraya, Consulting Producer: Robert Kanter, Associate Producer: Reid Davenport
Film Festival Wristband
Documentary, Family, Romance
English with English Subtitles