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'Memphis' gives outsider's view of black people in the South
'Memphis' gives outsider's view of black people in the South

Another day, another white dude's mythical vision of the South centered on economically disadvantaged black folk. After David Gordon Green's "George Washington" and Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," a cynic has to wonder whether writer-director Tim Sutton is an opportunist who sees his new film, "Memphis," as a way to propel him to fame and critical acclaim (although one might be inclined to give Sutton the benefit of the doubt; he does have a master's in African American studies). "Memphis" is the stock tale of the self-destructive star unequipped to cope with fame, but told in an indie, offbeat way. Singer-songwriter...

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