AUSSIE FILM DEBUTS AT INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL

October 30, 2018

The iconic yet elusive Memphis music local Van Duren is the focus of an Australian documentary debuting at the Indie Memphis Film Festival this coming weekend.
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AUSSIE FILM DEBUTS AT INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL

The iconic yet elusive Memphis music local Van Duren is the focus of an Australian documentary debuting at the Indie Memphis Film Festival this coming weekend.

Waiting – The Van Duren Story is the work of two Australian friends and self-taught filmmakers who became obsessed with Van Duren after discovering his lost album forty years after his hey-day, and who set about to find out why the man isn’t a household name. A regular on the 70s Memphis bar circuit, Van Duren attracted the attention of Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, who began to manage him. Tipped to be the next Paul McCartney, Van Duren instead faded into obscurity, and the documentary unfolds as a love letter to an artist who could have helped define a generation.

The film sees the two friends set out to discover what happened to the legend that could have been. Taking them across the globe, the pair meet a host of people from the music industry – some who have made it, and many who haven’t – and discover that Van Duren’s story is not an uncommon one in an industry that leaves countless broken dreams in its wake.

Waiting – The van Duren Story premieres at Indie Memphis Film Festival this Saturday, 3 November 2018.

Full details about the project can be found at https://www.waiting-vanduren.com/

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