Film Commission supports new Clayborn/On Location series:

Clayborn Reborn is partnering with the On Location: Memphis film festival this summer to bring The 15 Film Series to Clayborn Temple, screening 15 films over the course of 15 weeks.

The project, presented by First Tennessee Foundation’s ArtsFirst, ArtsMemphis and supported by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, begins June 15 with the critically acclaimed film “Fruitvale Station.”

Films in the series deal with with three themes: Memphis history, art, and spatial justice. Screenings will take place each Thursday beginning June 15 and will kick off with an outdoor block party featuring local vendors, food trucks and a DJ. Other films include local documentaries “Verge Memphis,” “The Invaders,” Orange Mound, Tennessee: America’s Community” and King Vidor’s “Hallelujah.”

The 15 Film Series will also highlight local art. Memphis musicians will be featured on a night of music video screenings, and Memphis filmmakers are invited to submit their work via for consideration to be featured later in the series. Filmmakers interested in submitting their work should visit Vendors interested in getting involved with The 15 Film Series block parties should contact Deondra Henderson, Events Coordinator of Clayborn Reborn at

Each block party and screening will be free, open to the public and include discussions led by an expert curator.

The series has been made possible by an ArtsFirst grant from First Tennessee Foundation and ArtsMemphis, and is supported by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

The 15 Film Series will be at 6 p.m. on June 15 and is presented each Thursday through September at Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando Street. Events are free and open to the public. For more information:

On Location: Memphis is a non-profit organization with the mission of supporting local independent artists in the film and music industries. O:LM hosts the annual International Film and Music Fest.

Clayborn Reborn is a non-profit LLC managing the reactivation of Clayborn Temple.