Filmmaker John Paul Rice: State of the News

Filmmakers from all over the U.S. and abroad are gathering at Louisville’s Clifton Center this weekend for the 4th annual Derby City Film Festival. Mother’s Red Dress, It’s a story about a young man who leaves home after seeing his mother kill her abusive boyfriend, is one of the 56 films selected for screening. Filmmaker […]

Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll talk about this week’s metro news, including U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta‘s upcoming visit to Louisville, and the end of Kentucky’s Virtual High School program. Segment B: Kenny Colston joins us to talk about managed care companies’ claim that they’ve fixed problems with Medicaid payments, where the dropout bill and pseudoephedrine bill […]

Polls, Bailout Politics Shape Michigan Primary; Taliban Leaders Get Serious About Peace Talks; Derby City Film Festival Preview: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: General Motors has announced its largest profit ever and is giving record $7000 profit-sharing checks to blue-collar workers. Still, there’s a poll from the Detroit News that shows half of conservative voters in Michigan say the anti-bailout positions that Republican presidential rivals Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have taken won’t affect their vote in […]

Actor Henrikson To Be Honored At Derby City Film Festival

The fourth annual Derby City Film Festival begins tomorrow at the Clifton Center. Fifty-six entries from around the world will be screened during the two-day event. In addition to the screenings, awards will be presented to films or actors in seven categories and a lifetime achievement award will go to actor Lance Henrikson, who also […]

Derby City Film Festival Begins Friday

The fourth annual Derby City Film Festival begins Friday at the Clifton Center. Fifty-six films from 16 countries will be screened at the three-day event, and awards will be presented in seven categories, including best feature, short, documentary and acting. Co-founder Kristofer Rommel says there will also be panel discussions and workshops on everything from […]

Plans Underway For 2012 Derby City Film Festival

The Derby City Film Festival has begun accepting submissions for its fourth annual edition. The festival will be held February 17 through 19 at the Clifton Center. Director Kristopher Rommel says the festival has grown quickly since its launch in 2008. More than one thousand people attended last year’s event, which included screenings of more […]

Ex-Louisvillian To Screen New Film

Film producer and former Louisvillian John Paul Rice has returned to town for a special screening of his latest work. The independent film is called “One Hour Fantasy Girl.”   Shot in Los Angeles, it’s the true story of a 20 year old woman who takes a job acting out fantasies for clients, as long as […]