Andrew J. Groveman
Senior Vice President
Belz Enterprises
(901) 260-7348





MEMPHIS, Tenn., (Wednesday, October 2, 2002) Muvico Peabody Place 22 Theaters presents the 2002 IndieMemphis Film Festival: The Soul of Southern Film Thursday through Sunday, October 3-6.

Tickets go on sale at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 3, at Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center at the IndieMemphis table outside Muvico. Four-day passes are $60; individual program tickets are $5 and multi-screening passes (any 6 programs) are $25. There is a special Friday midnight screening of "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart." Special passes do not apply to this film. Discount parking is available in Peabody Place garages.

The IndieMemphis Film Festival: The Soul of Southern Film is a juried film competition and other events that focus exclusively on exploring the expression of Southern themes and sensibilities through the art of filmmaking. Particular emphasis is on the past and present racial and cultural diversity of the region.

The 2002 Festival kicks off four days of screenings and workshops with a panel discussion entitled "Rednecks, Hillbillies, and Celluloid Clintons: Hollywood's Invention of the South."

IndieMemphis is an initiative of DeltaAxis, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting contemporary visual artists in the Mid-South and Delta areas. For show times and in-theatre locations check under Festival Schedule at

"Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center is pleased to host the IndieMemphis Film Festival," said Andy Groveman, Senior Vice President of Belz Enterprises, owners of Peabody Place. "We support this exciting vehicle for expression of local talent as well as that of national filmmakers who are connected to the South."

Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Belz Enterprises is a leading innovator in real estate development with interests throughout the South, including Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center at 150 Peabody Place. Throughout the United States, Belz develops, owns and/or manages more than 30 million square feet of industrial/warehouse/distribution centers, shopping centers, office buildings, mixed use centers and corporate campuses. The company also owns a group of premier hotels including the Peabody Hotels in Memphis, Orlando and Little Rock.