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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Film Screenings

Mar 11, 2022
7:15pm8:48pm
Mar 12, 9:00am CST – Mar 14, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:33am
Availability:United States

Credits

Director:

David Zucker

Executive Producer:

Susan Bedusa, Doug Tirola

Producer:

Luke Terrell, Benjamin Edelman

Cinematographer:

David Zucker

Editor:

David Zucker, Darrin Navarro, ACE, Jody McVeigh-Schultz

Sound Designer:

Jacob Misrach-Bloomfield, Greg Francis, Michel Holbrook

Music:

Saul Simon MacWilliams, Billy Libby

Additional Credits:

Consulting Producer: Shaina Ghuraya, Consulting Producer: Robert Kanter, Associate Producer: Reid Davenport

Contact

Distributor:

Ben Schwartz
schwartz@submarine.com

Publicity Contact:

Sylvia Desroschers
sdesrochers@mprm.com
213.840.2309

Sales Agent:

Submarine Entertainment

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary, Family, Romance

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English with English Subtitles

Runtime:

93 mins