Ten Years of Big Ears, March 30 - April 2, 2023, Knoxville, Tennessee

April 02, 2023

Screening: Big Ears Festival



ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught) Screening in EARS ON APPALACHIA Shorts Program


Big Ears Festival teams up with filmmakers and curators Lily Keber and Nic[o] Brierre Aziz to present a full docket of feature-length films and shorts for the 2023 festival, returning to the Regal Riviera in downtown Knoxville. Four films directed by David Byrne will be screened over the weekend including Ilé Aiyé, American Utopia, Contemporary Colors, and True Stories. This year we will also feature many premiere screenings such as Elaine McMillion Sheldon’s King Coal, Ingredients for Disaster about the work of Nik Bartsch and Ronin, and Roots of Fire. Not to mention we will screen Oscar Nominated Everything Everywhere All At Once in conjunction with a panel by Son Lux on film scoring. A handful of short film screenings will take place covering a variety of topics like Art in Dialogue, On the Current State of the Music Video, and Ears on Appalachia. Other films to be screened include Slower Animals, This is National Wake and Neptune Frost.