Jun 222011

Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics Series Continues

If you have not yet made it down to the Kentucky Theatre for one of this summer’s amazing revival screenings, there are still plenty of opportunities! Upcoming films include Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H (6/22) and a double feature of Abbott and Costello flicks (6/29). All films in the series are shown at 1:30 P.M. and 7:15 P.M. on their respective dates, and each screening is $4. If you can make it to the evening screening, you will be rewarded with a “My Old Kentucky Home” organ sing-a-long and an introduction by the always entertaining Bill Widener. For a complete list of films in the series, please visit http://kentuckytheater.com.

Film Classes at The Carnegie Center

It’s not too late to sign up for a Summer Semester film course at the Carnegie Center. The esteemed learning center, in partnership with the Lexington Film League, offers a series of film related classes each season. For a complete list of current courses, times, and instructors, please visit http://carnegieliteracy.org/ and click on the “Film” link.

Classic Film at the Downtown Public Library

Wanna play a game? The Central Branch of the Lexington Public Library is launching a two day career retrospective of one of America’s most esteemed working directors. While licensing agreements prevent the Library from releasing the names of the films publicly, we can give you some hints! 1) Both films are 1970s classics, 2) The director’s highly acclaimed new film opens at the Kentucky Theatre this month, 3) Both films feature actors with strong Kentucky ties, and 4) You don’t want to miss either of them! Give up? Just swing by the downtown public library for more information. Or you can show up at 7 P.M. on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30 to see the films for yourself!

KET Program Still Seeking Short Films

Reel Visions, KET’s series dedicated to spotlighting Kentucky filmmakers, continues to seek submissions for its Fall season. The half-hour program features experimental, documentary, and narrative films that are between one and twenty-five minutes in length. The deadline for this submission period is August 1, 2011. If you are interested in sharing your work, please send a preview DVD to:

Sara O’Keefe
KET/Reel Visions
600 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40502

For more information on the show, you can visit the ReelVisions website at http://www.ket.org/arts/reelvisions.

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