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Exclusive: Clip from David P. Zucker’s ‘Your Friend, Memphis’

By IDA Editorial Staff

Film still from 'Your Friend, Memphis,' depicting a smiling young white man in a checkered shirt, raising his left arm, in a crowded stadium.

Film still from Your Friend, Memphis, of a smiling young white man in a checkered shirt, his left arm raised, in a crowded stadium.

Documentary is happy to debut an exclusive clip from David P. Zucker’s documentary Your Friend, Memphis, which will be available to stream on Amazon and Apple TV tomorrow, October 6. This longitudinal documentary takes a vérité approach to recording the life of a young man with cerebral palsy, whose big dreams are not matched by his family’s expectations.

On the film, Zucker says, “Your Friend, Memphis is a coming of age odyssey, following Memphis—an aspiring filmmaker with cerebral palsy—over the course of five years as he pursues a crush on his best friend and strives to build an independent life for himself. Memphis feels immense pressure to prove to the world—and especially to his parents—that he’s capable of far more than anyone believes. This scene comes at a critical inflection point in the film, when Memphis decides the moment has come to set out on his own.”

Your Friend, Memphis is being released by Greenwich Entertainment, and was workshopped in 2019 as part of Film Independent and IDA’s DocuClub LA works-in-progress screening series. For more on the film, read “The Feedback” interview with Zucker here about the process of conveying the twists and turns of Memphis’s life, filmed over five years.