Mar 302011

UK Cultural Diversity Festival Presents Hokkabaz

The film portion of the University of Kentucky’s Cultural Diversity Festival will conclude on Wednesday, March 30 with a screening of Hokkabaz (translation: The Magician). The 2006 film tells the story of Iskender, a failed magician who decides to take his act on the road in a last ditch effort to save his career. But, like any good road movie, things don’t go exactly as planned. The screening is sponsored by the Turkish Student Association, is free, and starts at 7 P.M. in the auditorium of the William T. Young Library.

Kentucky Theatre Screening of The Wizard of Oz

Can’t wait for the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics Film Series to begin? Get a jump on your vintage viewing with a March 31 screening of The Wizard of Oz. The special event is a fundraiser to benefit the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or via the BRCC’s website: The screening starts at  7 P.M.

World Premiere of When Happy Met Froggie

If you remember the local television phenomenon “Happy’s Hour”, or if you just want a good dose of 1970s era nostalgia, join documentary filmmaker Michael Crisp for the premiere of When Happy Met Froggie at the Kentucky Theater on April 6. The new film chronicles the making of the hit children’s television show as well as the impact that it had on an entire generation of Lexingtonians. The screening will start at 7:30, tickets are $8, and the movie will be followed by a Q&A with Michael Crisp and the reunited cast of the original series. For more information, please visit:

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