Category Archives: film

Weekender: Sept. 7-8

•Downs After Dark: College Rivalry Night Saturday, Sept. 7 Churchill Downs churchilldowns.com/tickets • 636-4400 $10; 6 p.m. Saturday’s Downs After Dark: College Rivalry Night highlights opening weekend of the first-ever September race meeting (Sept. 6-29) at Churchill Downs. Fans are encouraged to don the colors of their favorite college team, and a total of $10,000 […]

‘The Invisible War’ @ Muhammad Ali Center

Thursday, Aug. 22 The Muhammad Ali Center 144 N. Sixth St. • 992-5240 alicenter.org Free (RSVP suggested); 6 p.m. The Pentagon estimates that in 2012, about 500 men and women in the military were sexually assaulted each week. Lawmakers and advocates are pushing for changes to military protocol that would better protect victims who speak […]

48-Hour Film Project @ Village 8 Theaters

July 31-Aug. 1 Village 8 Theaters 4014 Dutchmans Lane apextheatres.com $9; 7 p.m. The 48-Hour Film Project is a relatively straightforward concept: Over the course of one weekend, each registered team must complete a short film — writing, shooting, editing and all. However, there is a twist. At the beginning of the weekend, each team […]

Alfred Hitchcock Movie Series @ Louisville Palace

July 19-Aug. 31 Louisville Palace 625 S. Fourth St. louisvillepalace.com $5; 8 p.m. To this day, it remains unjust that Alfred Hitchcock never won an Oscar for directing — perhaps proof that awards don’t mean squat. The infamous horror/thriller moviemaker never sat among the audience to watch his films. He was once asked, “Don’t you […]

Monday Movie Nights @ Central Park

Monday, July 1 Central Park Fourth Street & Park Avenue kyshakespeare.com/events Free; 9 p.m. Summer blockbusters are usually overrated, so skip the upcoming budget-busting new releases and get your fix of quality flicks elsewhere. Kentucky Shakespeare’s free Monday Movie Nights series is a good place to start. Held outdoors at Central Park in Old Louisville, […]

‘Wilderness of Mirrors’ @ Decca

Thursday, June 13 Decca 812 E. Market St. $7; 8 p.m. Whether writing songs or penning pieces for LEO Weekly (he was a frequent contributor during the 2000s), Paul Kopasz was never one to take a half swing, and his 1998 album A Wilderness of Mirrors is a case in point. The 17-track concept album […]

Weekender: June 8-9

•‘Metal Up Your Eye’ Saturday, June 8 Alley Theater 1210 Franklin St. facebook.com/GhostCatStudio Free; 7 p.m. For the latest installment of the annual exhibition of heavy metal music and metal-compatible art, founders, noisemakers and artists Dave Pollard and Eric “Rico” Rakutt are returning for a third year of loud art and visual music. Pollard recently […]

“El Campo de Manana” at LOT

Land of Tomorrow, 233 W. Broadway, is showing “El Campo de Manana” from June 7-July 27. The four exhibitions include work by Radford Brown, Bob Hower, Patrick Thompson and a punk rock fashion and memorabilia exhibition curated by Cesar Padilla. Coinciding events that will take place at Headliners Music Hall include a film screening with a Q&A session with […]

Weekender: May 18-19

•GARDENZART Saturday, May 18  Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden 1011 Utica-Charlestown Road, Utica, Ind. 812-282-0524 • hiddenhillnursery.com Free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. I’m stating the obvious when I say gardens consist of plants, flowers and shrubs. But any respectable garden should have a bit of stone, metal or glass for decoration … in addition to […]

Weekender: May 11-12

•Buy Local Fair Saturday, May 11 Louisville Water Tower 3005 River Road keeplouisvilleweird.com Free ($5 parking); 2-8 p.m. Louisville is lucky to have an impressive local arts scene and a thriving farm-fresh foods movement, two assets that will be celebrated Saturday at the fifth annual Buy Local Fair. Spearheaded by the Louisville Independent Business Association […]

‘Secretariat’s Jockey, Ron Turcotte’ @ Baxter Avenue Theatres

Thursday, May 2 Baxter Avenue Theatres 1250 Bardstown Road secretariat.com $50-$100; 6:30 p.m. Secretariat is arguably the best racehorse of the 20th century and by far the most popular. Now, on the 40th anniversary of his Triple Crown win, the Kentucky Derby Museum and Secretariat.com present a documentary about the other half of Secretariat’s team: […]

Found Footage Festival @ Clifton Center

Monday, April 22 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. cliftoncenter.org $10; 7:30 p.m. Ever wonder what became of that VHS tape of your second-grade talent show in which you dressed as a Smurf and sang “Walk the Dinosaur”? Let’s hope it won’t be on display Monday night at the Found Footage Festival, which showcases clips of […]

‘Girl Rising’ @ U of L’s Gheens Science Hall

March 21-24 U of L’s Gheens Science Hall 106 W. Brandeis Ave. • 852-8976 Free; 12:15 p.m. (March 21), 6 p.m. (March 22), 3 p.m. (March 24) “Girl Rising” is an independent film that tells the stories of unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Playing this weekend at U of L’s Gheens Science Hall and […]

Weekender: March 16-17

•Louisville Leopard Percussionists Saturday, March 16 Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway kentuckycenter.org $15; 2 p.m. The annual beginning of spring is magnificent for oh-so-many reasons. For local lovers of music and/or education, it means it’s also time for the Louisville Leopard Percussionists’ annual “Big Gig” — and this year is an even bigger celebration, their […]

Weekender: March 2-3

•Wild & Scenic Film Festival Saturday, March 2 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. • 589-8008 wildandscenicfilmfestival.org $15-$25; 6 p.m. Tom Fitzgerald, executive director of the Kentucky Resources Council, will emcee a screening of six films focused on environmental issues at the fifth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in the Clifton Center’s Eifler Theatre. From […]

‘Portrait of Peter Brötzmann’ @ Dreamland Film Center

Friday, Feb. 15 Dreamland Film Center 810 E. Market St. louisvillefilmsociety.org $5-$8; 7 & 9 p.m. Peter Brötzmann has been a defiant giant of improvised music for decades. To label it as “jazz” would be much too limiting; he’s also made some of the heaviest noise known to humankind along the way. Friday, the Louisville […]

Black History Month Film Series @ KY Center for African American Heritage

Feb. 15 & 22 Kentucky Center for African American Heritage 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. kcaah.org Free; 7:30 p.m. Forty percent of the Africans sent to the Americas during the slave trade landed in colonial Brazil. The 1986 film “Quilombo” tells the story of a group of them who escaped to form a remote settlement […]

Victor Mature Tribute @ Decca

Thursday, Jan. 24 Decca — The Cellar 812 E. Market St. • 749-8128 $50; 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. “Hollywood is a place where the stars twinkle until they wrinkle,” the actor Victor Mature has said. If this is true, the Shelby Park resident must have kept himself in pretty decent shape, landing his first role […]

‘Sun Come Up’ @ St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Tuesday, Jan. 8 St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 1960 Bardstown Road 459-0494 Free; 7 p.m. The Academy Award nominated documentary “Sun Come Up” (2011,) follows the people of the Carteret Islands, whose ancestral land in the South Pacific is projected to be entirely under water by 2015. Considered by many to be our planet’s […]

“YERT” film showing at Carnegie Center

The Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is showing the film “YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip)” on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public.