Dec 072011

Twelve O’Clock High Screening at the Kentucky Theatre

The Kentucky Theatre, in partnership with WWII veteran Frank Cassidy, will host a special Pearl Harbor Day screening of Twelve O’Clock High. This 1949 Academy Award-winning classic, starring Gregory Peck, tells the story of U.S. aircrews who conducted daylight bombing missions against Nazi Germany and Occupied France. The event will begin at 11:30 A.M. with an introduction to the World War II veterans in attendance. The screening will begin at noon, and will be followed by an opportunity to meet the veterans and discuss their experiences. This event is free and open to the public. For those who need a reminder, Pearl Harbor Day is December 7.

Community Cinema Screening at ArtsPlace

Each month, KET screens an Independent Lens documentary as part of the Independent Television Service’s national Community Cinema series. December’s film is Troop 1500, a profile of a Texas Girl Scout troop which unites women in prison with the daughters they were forced to leave. The film explores the fractured mother/daughter relationships and the role of the troop in rebuilding bonds. The film will screen at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, December 15 at ArtsPlace on 161 N. Mill Street. There will be a 6:00 P.M. reception preceding the screening. Both the reception and the screening are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit:

Occupy Lexington Screening at Natasha’s

On Sunday, December 18, Occupy Lexington and Natasha’s Bistro and Bar will host a screening of The People Speak, a documentary film narrated by historian Howard Zinn and based upon his writing. The film utilizes dramatic and musical performances of the words of everyday Americans to tell the story of social change in our country. The event will run from 8:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. and is free and open to the public.

Holiday Films at the Kentucky Theatre

The Kentucky Theatre is screening classic Christmas films throughout the month of December.  The holiday program began with White Christmas on Friday, December 2 and will continue with Miracle on 34th Street from December 9 until December 11, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians from December 16 until December 18, and It’s a Wonderful Life from December 23 until Christmas Eve. Show times vary, so please visit for a complete schedule.

Art21 Screenings at Parlay Social

It’s not too early to start marking your 2012 calendars. Beginning on January 9, Parlay Social will host a series of Art21 screening events in partnership with LexArts, KET, and Institute 193. Art21, a Peabody awared-winning documentary series which showcases contemporary art and artists, will be screened for three consecutive Mondays in January at what is being called “21 Nights Happy Hour.” Each episode has a theme that will be integrated into the evening, and Lexington artists will be featured alongside the national artists in the films. 21 Nights Happy Hours will run from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

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