Big Ears Film Program


A variety of events at the Knoxville Museum of Art Auditorium are free, made possible by Regal Entertainment Group. For the full list of films and times, please consult the Big Ears schedule of events.

Like a year-round film festival: Regal Cinema Art offers alternative and independent movies. Regal Downtown West 8, Downtown West Blvd. at Ray Mears.

This year, Big Ears is proud to offer an exciting program of films which will be screened throughout the weekend in the Knoxville Museum of Art Auditorium. Included will be many rare films and several works that have yet to be seen outside of New York City.

A highlight of the weekend will be a program, curated by Jessica Dessner, featuring vintage and contemporary experimental films with live accompaniment by festival artists. The program will include a special performance of an excerpt from The Long Count, a multi-media collaboration between Aaron and Bryce Dessner, of the National, and artist Matthew Ritchie.

The work of pioneering filmmakers such as Wallace Berman, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Rudy Burckhardt, Maya Deren, Larry Jordan, Mike Kuchar, Marie Menken, and Harry Smith as well as contemporary artists like Jonathan Dueck, Ryan Irvin, Deborah Johnson, Matthew Richie, and Jeff Scher will be featured.

Three classic films; Looking For Mushrooms; Crossroads; and Easter Morning, by the legendary experimental filmmaker Bruce Conner, which feature soundtracks by Terry Riley, will also be shown throughout the weekend.

As is always the case with Big Ears, there will likely be surprises.

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