I'm rather late to this discussion, but for the benefit of those who may find it later on, I recently started the Knoxville Area Film Enthusiasts group. There's not exactly been a flurry of activity as of yet, but the group is open to anyone in the area who would like to participate.
We are also organizing a film photowalk in Knoxville on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Feel free to contact me for more details - or join the group, as I'll be posting specifics on location once that's decided upon in the near future.
You Kentucky/ North Carolina/ Georgia folks (or anyone else visiting Knoxville), are more than welcome to come participate!