Jan 192011

Bluegrass Film Society announces its Spring Screening Series

The Bluegrass Film Society will launch its 2011 Spring Series with a screening of Terribly Happy, a 2008 Danish thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town following a nervous breakdown. The film will be shown on Wednesday, January 19 at 7:30 P.M. in the Oswald Building at BCTC. The second screening in the series will be the acclaimed 2008 Belgian film Lorna’s Silence. That film will be shown on January 26 at 7:30 P.M. in the same location. All screenings in the series are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=133248476719239.

KET’s Community Cinema at the Lexington Public Library

KET will host this month’s installment of the Community Cinema Series on Thursday, January 20 at 6 P.M. with a screening of For Once In My Life. The hour-long documentary follows a 28 person band whose members are challenged by disability, yet who display rare genius in their musical abilities.  The film explores the struggles and triumphs of band members, how they challenge the perceptions of those around them, and how they use music to heal themselves. As always, the film will be shown at the downtown branch of the Lexington Public Library and is free of charge. Be prepared to stick around for a discussion to follow. For more information, please visit www.ket.org/communitycinema.

Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life at the UK Student Center

The United Sister Circle Alliance has announced the formation of a new film society and series entitled Through OUR Lens: Women & Film. The group will host a screening of the 1959 classic Imitation of Life in the Student Center Ballroom at UK on Friday, February 4 at 7:00 P.M. The film will be followed by discussion, potential talking points of which can be found at: http://www.united-sister.org/filmsociety.html. Refreshments and popcorn will be served, and the organization suggests arriving early as seats are limited. For more information on The United Sister Circle Alliance, please visit www.united-sister.org.

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