Revival – FILM FEST KNOX | November 14-17, 2024 Skip to content
Presented by Visit Knoxville and Regal

Putting old films in conversation with new; expanding our sense of regional cinema


Film festivals are rare opportunities to put older, under-seen work in conversation with new films, like songs in a playlist. The Revival program at FILM FEST KNOX is intended to expand our understanding of American regional cinema by screening recent restorations and rediscoveries.

2023 Program
I Heard It Through the Grapevine

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Dir. by Pat Hartley & Dick Fontaine
In 1980 James Baldwin revisits locations of violent struggle during the Civil Rights movement.

November 12 · Regal Riviera · 11:30 a.m.

Time of the Heathen

Time of the Heathen

Dir. by Peter Kass
A wandering drifter witnesses a murder and goes on the run with the victim's young son.

November 10 · Regal Riviera · 5:15 p.m.

Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman

Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman

Dir. by Rosine Mbakam
In 2014, Rosine Mbakam returned home to Cameroon for the first time in seven years, bringing with her her French husband and their young son.

November 11 · Regal Riviera · 12:00 p.m.

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