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Flyover Film Festival prepares for take-off with pre-flight reception tonight

Louisville, KY., – The public is invited to celebrate local filmmaking with the Louisville Film Society and 21c Museum Hotel at a Pre-Flight Reception on Tuesday, July 17 in honor of the 10th annual Flyover Film Festival. The party will take place in the Atrium of the hotel from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. where guests will enjoy learning more about the eight films tied to Kentucky that will be screened during Flyover, Sunday July 22 – Friday July 27. Soozie Eastman, Executive Director of LFS, said “Our Pre-Flight event gives film lovers the opportunity to meet and mingle with many…


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LouisvilleKY’s film society presents 5th annual Oscar Party

Louisville, KY— The Louisville Film Society gets ready to roll out the red carpet on Sunday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. for it’s 5 th Annual Oscar Watch Party as the 90 th Annual Academy Awards takes place in Hollywood. This year’s party will be held at Copper & Kings American Brandy Company, 1121 E. Washington Street where multiple large-screen TVs will be placed for viewing the live broadcast from Dolby Theatre. The 2018 Oscar Ceremony, put on by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is actually taking place later than its usual late-February date to avoid conflicting with the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Oscar Watch Party is LFS’s primary membership…


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Set the date for LouisvilleKY’s annual Oscar Party by the Louisville Film Society

Louisville, KY— With award season now in full swing, the Louisville Film Society announces its 4th Annual Oscar Watch Party to be held Sunday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. at The Loft at The Gillespie. Although La La Land ran away with the Golden Globes, Oscar Watch guests will enjoy making their own predictions during the live Academy Awards broadcast from Dolby Theater. The Oscar Watch Party is LFS’s primary fundraiser helping to support the organization’s programming and operations throughout the year. LFS Chairman Stu Pollard, who is a filmmaker himself, noted that the industry has exploded in Kentucky this…


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See the Seer and Learn About Wendell Berry’s Life

I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve not ever read a book by one of Kentucky’s most beloved and prolific writers. But I did have the opportunity to see the evidence of Wendell Berry’s life onscreen, thanks to a wonderful documentary that opened the Flyover Film Festival Sunday night. The good news for you — there will be six screenings of the film Wednesday through Sunday at the Speed Museum. Berry, now 81, lives on a farm in Henry County. His Wikipedia listing says he’s a poet, farmer, writer, activist and academic. He’s been a prolific writer of novels, poetry and…


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LouisvilleKy’s celebrates local films and filmmakers next month

Flyover Film Festival Lands in Louisville July 24 – 29, 2016 The Louisville Film Society launches its 8th Annual Flyover Film Festival July 24 – 29 celebrating Kentucky and our rich heritage in filmmaking, past and present. Two documentaries that honor favorite native sons Wendell Berry (The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry) and Harry Caudill (Harry Caudill: A Man of Courage) open the five day event followed by Bear With Us starring Louisvillian and Walden Theatre alum Collin Smith, a Throw-Back-Thursday 35th Anniversary outdoor screening of Stripes, filmed here in Kentucky, and a mixed media finale on the Belvedere, Sound…


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Mayor Fischer Launches Commission to Grow Local Film Economy

Commission will work to attract film opportunities to city  LOUISVILLE, KY – Seeking to promote Louisville as a premier location for film, television, and new media production, Mayor Fischer announced today the creation of the Louisville Film Commission. The 17-person commission is made up of a diverse group of local film industry experts who will work with and advise Louisville Forward on establishing, marketing and promoting the city to the global film community. “Louisville has a great depth of knowledge when it comes to the film economy,” Fischer said. “We have growing resources, and now with the new state incentives…