Thirty-six films will make their Kentucky premieres in the Louisville Film Society’s fourth annual Flyover Film Festival June 7-10. The films range from a concert feature on Louisville rockers My Morning Jacket to a dark comedy by provocative Comedy Central stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.
From 2003 through last year, the University of Louisville’s opera theatre program worked with a Polish academy to create a production that spanned two continents and instructed students in the new ways to perform opera. Now, that experience is in a documentary film premiering tomorrow. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has the story. In the documentary, the… Continue reading Film about U of L Opera Project with Polish Academy Premieres
Bloggers and vloggers — those who blog with video — have made their mark documenting history — most dramatically during the 2004 tsunami. Their forerunners where people who made home movies. And today, home movies are often a treasure trove for historians and film buffs. Since 2003, the Center for Home Movies has helped locate… Continue reading Home Movie Day Debuts in Louisville
Walt Disney Studios is filming scenes in town this week for its upcoming film Secretariat — about the horse that won thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown in 1973 and whose record runs in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes still stand. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The production, with cast members Diane Lane and John Malkovich,… Continue reading Film on Secretariat Shoots at Churchill Downs this Week
Legislation proposing tax incentives for the film industry is in the works for the upcoming Kentucky General Assembly, but questions remain on how it would work, especially during an economic downturn.
A documentary premieres in Louisville tonight about an unusual organization that delivers food and medical supplies to people in some of the world’s most dangerous places. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Tonight’s showing of “Beyond the Call” at the Kentucky Center comes after the film’s screening in more than 120 film festivals on five continents.… Continue reading Native Louisvillian Profiled in Documentary Showing Tonight
A new kind of movie theater is planned to open next year in Louisville. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Vanguard Cinema will be a movie theater with two screens — along with a restaurant and bar — and will show a variety of independent and foreign films at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center. The Vanguard… Continue reading New Kind of Cinema Slated to Open in Louisville
Filmmakers are making more films outside of Hollywood thanks to state tax incentives. More than 40 states are offering big film industry tax credits and Kentucky could be next. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Kentucky has had its share of movies set and filmed in the Bluegrass state from the 1980 film “Coal Miner’s Daughter” to… Continue reading Incentives Might Attract Filmmakers
Tonight and tomorrow, The Louisville 48 Hour Film Project shows the on the big screen. Last weekend, 48 teams scrambled to produce a film in 48 hours. Each team had to choose a genre and include a specific character, prop and line, as the festival’s producer, Sheila Berman, explains. “This year the character was a… Continue reading The 48 Hour Film Project Debuts 48 New Films