Category Archives: film

‘An Evening with Buster’ @ Frazier History Museum

<FILM> April 17-18 ‘An Evening with Buster’ Frazier History Museum 829 W. Main St. $15; 7 p.m.  Almost 153 years to the day after the Battle of Fort Sumter that kicked off the Civil War, the Frazier History Museum will hold two special screenings of the classic 1926 comedy-adventure silent film “The General,” starring […]

‘The Ghosts in Our Machine’ @ Ekstrom Library

<FILM> Thursday, April 17 ‘The Ghosts in Our Machine’ Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library U of L • 2301 S. Third St. Free; 6 p.m. “I feel like I’m a war photographer and I’m photographing history. I’m photographing changes in history right now in terms of animal rights and where it’s going,” says photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur […]

Weekender: April 11-12

<ART> Saturday, April 12 ‘Thunder at the Cressman’ Cressman Center 100 E. Main St. • 852-6794 $30 ($10 kids); 3 p.m. One of the things I like about all the activities that surround the Kentucky Derby is how they combine what we already love. Fashion? We got your Derby ties and socks right here. […]

Weekender: April 5-6

<ART> Saturday, April 5 J. Cobb Ultra Pop! 960 Barret Ave. Free; 6 p.m. The first thing you need to know, to avoid any confusion, is that artist J. Cobb’s day job is art director of this publication. Before you go accusing us of playing favorites, we’re here to say, “Heck, yeah, we’re playing […]

Louisville Comic Con @ Kentucky International Convention Center

<GEEKS> March 28-30 Louisville Comic Con Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S. Fourth St. $35+; various times It’s not even Derby yet and we’ve got some pretty big (but nerdy) names coming into town for Louisville’s annual Comic Con next weekend. Hosted by the folks at Wizard World, the three-day sci-fi and comic book […]

‘The Big Blue’ @ Louisville Water Tower

<FILM> Saturday, March 22 ‘The Big Blue’ Louisville Water Tower 3005 River Road $15 (suggested donation); 7 p.m. If someone pitched a novel or movie about 16 people rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in an experimental lifeboat, nobody would blame you for saying it sounded crazy and unrealistic. If said adventure actually happened, though? […]

Austin Bunn @ U of L’s Floyd Theater

<FILM> Thursday, March 20 Austin Bunn U of L’s Floyd Theater Free; 7:30 p.m. U of L’s Anne and William Axton Reading Series welcomes former creative writing fellow Austin Bunn back to ol’ Louisville for a screening of the recent feature film “Kill Your Darlings,” which he co-wrote with the director. The acclaimed indie, […]

Weekender: March 15-16

<ART> Saturday, March 15 ‘Art [squared]’ PUBLIC Gallery 131 W. Main St. • 235-3088 Free: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Being anonymous can be fun, dangerous or dangerous fun. The Louisville Visual Art Association found out last year that we like the thrill of buying art without knowing the artist who created it. So it’s time […]

‘Raising Ms. President’ @ Brown Theatre

Tuesday, Feb. 25 Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway • 584-7777  $15 ($6 students); 7 p.m. My political ambitions ended back in high school, when I lost a student council race to a girl who wrote sophmore on every one of her campaign posters. Sophmore! With only two Os! That’s when I decided I’d rather […]

‘Four Films, Four Countries, Four Days’ @ Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

Feb.23-26 Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library University of Louisville • 852-6976 Free; 6 p.m. Last year, the Institute for Intercultural Communication at U of L held a film series titled “Three Films, Three Countries, Three Days.” For their eighth annual event, they’ve stepped it up. Four films from four countries will be screened over four nights […]

‘The Yeti Spaghetti Show’ @ Old Spaghetti Factory

Saturday, Feb. 22 Old Spaghetti Factory 235 W. Market St. $13 adv., $15 door; 8 p.m. The film geeks behind the local podcast “Movie Meltdown” are once again taking over the Old Spaghetti Factory for some fine food and not-so-fine film. “The Yeti Spaghetti Show” is a take on dinner and a movie — […]

‘David’ @ Clifton Center

Sunday, Feb. 9 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. • 896-8480 Free; 7 p.m. What happens when an 11-year-old son of the imam of a Brooklyn mosque accidentally befriends a group of Jewish boys under the false pretense of being one of their orthodox classmates? That’s the premise behind “David,” an independent film about interfaith […]

‘Appalachia 2050’ @ Clifton Center

Friday, Feb. 7 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. $5 (suggested donation); 7 p.m. Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a “War on Poverty,” particularly focused on Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains, the region remains mired in poverty and looking for a way out. In the documentary “Appalachia 2050,” filmmaker and native eastern Kentuckian Ralph B. […]

Weekender: Nov. 15-17

‘Holiday in the Woods’ Nov. 15-21 Little Loomhouse 328 Kenwood Hill Road Free; Opening reception Friday, 6-9 p.m. Thanksgiving has yet to happen, but that doesn’t stop most folks from early holiday shopping. The Little Loomhouse allows that opportunity of finding a unique gift with their annual “Holiday in the Woods” art exhibition and […]

“The Trick to Escape a Straitjacket” film screening

The Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is hosting a film screening of “The Trick to Escape a Straitjacket” on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. It tells the story of Kenny Stewart, a charmingly eccentric, lifelong resident of New Albany. For as long as Kenny can remember, he has felt […]

‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ @ Village 8 Theaters

Oct. 16-17 Village 8 Theaters 4014 Dutchmans Lane $5; various times From the folks who brought you great films like “The Weather Underground” and “Hoop Dreams,” it’s another documentary about the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time, don’t you know). This one focuses on his literal and metaphorical trials — battles outside the ring dealing […]

‘Tracking Fire’ fundraiser @ Hillbilly Tea

Tuesday, Oct. 15 Hillbilly Tea 120 S. First St. $5; 7-9 p.m. Forty years ago, on Pride Weekend in 1973, a fire consumed a gay bar called The UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans. About half the patrons escaped; 32 perished, trapped by the flames, smoke and burglar bars over the windows. The incident, believed […]

International Festival of Film

Oct. 10-13 Various locations $10-$50 In a city as music-lovin’ as Louisville, movies often take a back seat. Thankfully, some have been working for years to bring the focus back to this essential and thoroughly influential medium. The International Festival of Film features 137 films showing over the course of four days — feature-lengths, […]

Weekender: Oct. 4-6

Charles Eisenstein Friday, Oct. 4 First Unitarian Church 809 S. Fourth St. $10-$50; 7 p.m. In the face of macro issues like global warming or economic collapse, do the everyday acts of kindness and care have any significant impact on the world at large? Charles Eisenstein, TED speaker and author of “Sacred Economics: Money, […]

‘BBOY for LIFE’ @ Baxter Avenue Theatres

Wednesday, Sept. 11 Baxter Avenue Theatres 1250 Bardstown Road $11; 7 p.m. Guatemalan street culture comes alive in “BBOY for LIFE,” a documentary about the thriving world of hip-hop dance in Central America and the violent gangs that surround and threaten them. Produced by Louisville-based production company Nadus Films and partially funded by a […]