Memphis Gets a New Bridge

Brett Hanover’s terrific movie about Scientology will be shown at the Memphis Film Festival. Today’s Memphis Daily News has an article about the festival and spoke to Brett about his entry.

“We represent one of the only venues for a lot of local filmmakers to get their work seen,” said Emily Trenholm, executive director of the Community Development Council of Greater Memphis. Away from that job, she volunteers to help organize the Indie Memphis festival.”We have the festival at Muvico, and it really is state-of-the-art. There are other venues, but there’s no venue like that.”
The venue allowed Brett Hanover, an 18-year-old college student studying film, to screen a new movie he’s produced about the Church of Scientology called “The Bridge.” This year will be his second time participating in the festival.
“It’s definitely the hometown festival,” he said. “In a way, it’s sort of limiting as far as what gets seen, but for me and other local filmmakers it’s an extremely important resource for getting your films out there and serving as a springboard to go elsewhere.”

I wish Brett great success with his film. It took a lot of courage to make the movie and a lot of talent to make it a good movie. It deserves to be seen by many and thanks to the net that is happening. Wouldn’t it be nice for Brett to win a festival award in the city in which the film was created? I’ve got my fingers crossed for him.
If you’re in the Memphis area, the film will be screened at the Muvico Peabody Place 22, and tickets are $6.50. The festival runs all day on Saturday and Sunday, and films are shown in the evenings Monday through Thursday.

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