The 11th annual Flyover Film Festival takes flight July 21-26 at the Speed Cinema and Kentucky Science Center. Six films with ties to the Bluegrass will have their Kentucky premieres, all of which were helmed by female directors.
Film lovers and filmmakers will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with many of the directors from this year’s Flyover Film Festival Pre-Flight Reception to be held on Wednesday, July 10 at 21C Hotel. The party will take place in the Atrium of the hotel from 6:00-8:00 p.m. In addition to the opportunity to meet filmmakers, all guests will enjoy free light bites.
A closing night celebration with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks for attendees of that night’s screening will be held at KMAC Museum after the 7:30 p.m. Kentucky Science Center screening on Friday, July 26 from 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.
In addition to the regular Flyover Film Festival screenings, an Indie Directors Panel with Kay Milam, Bethany Brooke Anderson, Ilana Rein, Urooj Yazdani, Ani Simon-Kennedy and Soozie Eastman will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Speed Cinema. The discussion will focus on their personal journey within the film industry, as well as explore the broader aspects of representation in film, including the range and available roles for women both in front of and behind the camera.
More on the pre-flight reception can be found here.
Join the Louisville LGBT Film Festival and the Kentuckiana Pride Foundation for a free outdoor screening of the documentary film “From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?”
This documentary is an exploration of the similarities, differences, and conflicts between the black civil rights and gays rights movements. This 60-minute documentary follows a “black, straight preacher and a white, lesbian activist” as they seek to find the intersection between the Civil Rights and the LGBTQ Equality movements.
Bring your blankets and chairs! In case of inclement weather, the screening will move into the gym. Concessions will be available for purchase. Parking may be limited; please plan accordingly. More information can be found here.
That’s a wrap! Deliver Me!: The Webseries has finally completed Season 1 and they are celebrating with stand-up comedy and showcasing the episodes.
Writer/ Director Ray Robinson and crew will be showing every episode of Deliver Me! (approx 30 minute run time total) at the Caravan Comedy Club on Tuesday March 12th! But first, the premier party will be kicked off with some LIVE comedy from Lucious Williams, Melissa Doran, and Charlie Walker (Star of Deliver Me!)
Admission is only $5! Doors open at 6:45pm and the show will start at 7:30pm! This is a 21 and over event and you must have a valid ID
The Speed Art Museum (2035 S. 3rd Street, Louisville) will be screening a new film What is Democracy? on Friday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. Featuring a diverse cast and spanning continents, this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, and the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means. Watch the trailer here.
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is hosting a post-screening panel discussion featuring four dynamic panelists, all representing different facets of our local democracy. Moderating our lively discussion will be KFTC’s Vice-Chair Cassia Heron, a leader in the local food movement, community organizer and social justice warrior. She will be joined by:
* Aja Barber, a community health administrator and one of the leaders of the Center for Health Equity’s participatory budgeting initiative, Our Money Our Voice.
* Representative Josie Raymond, a newly elected Kentucky legislator for House District 31 and Student Success Coach at the University of Louisville.
* Austin Norrid, a local high school music teacher and member of Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth’s democracy and racial justice teams.
* Jenny Bencomo Suárez, a member of Mijente Louisville and a volunteer with La Casita Center.
Tickets to the film screening are $9 (or $7 for Speed Museum members) and can be purchased online here or in person. This film is recommended for ages 16+. The film is 107 minute and begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be immediately followed by the panel discussion.
More than 700,000 LGBTQ people have survived conversion therapy. With more than 60,000 youth still at risk, Sam Brinton will discuss what is being done to stop this dangerous and discredited practice.
Following the Keynote, there will be a Q&A and a showing of the film "Boy Erased."
Sam Brinton Keynote: 6:30 PM
Boy Erased: 8:00 PM
More info can be found here.