KET’s Community Cinema Series at the Lexington Public Library
KET, in association with Independent Lens, will host a screening of Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story at the downtown branch of the Lexington Public Library on Thursday, February 17. The film, which is the latest installment in the Community Cinema Series, tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who is arrested and tried for the murder of a 43-year-old man. Over the course of six years, the film follows Cyntoia through the judicial process while seeking to discover–both culturally and biologically–the factors involved in creating her current situation. The screening will begin at 6 P.M. and is free and open to the public. Expect a discussion to follow. For more information, please visit: http://www.ket.org/communitycinema/.
Bluegrass Film Society Screenings at BCTC
The Bluegrass Film Society (BFS) continues its 2011 Spring Semester with a series of challenging and thought-provoking films–all of which are free! This year’s programming boasts the addition of a Social Documentary Series as well as a Family Film Series. Most screenings are held in the Oswald Building Auditorium on the campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College and all are open to the public. For a complete list of films and their showtimes, please visit http://dialogic.blogspot.com and do a search for “Bluegrass Film Society.” The series will run until April 20.
On Wednesday, February 23, BFS will show The Cove (USA: Louie Psihoyos, 2009: 92 mins), a hard hitting expose of an annual hidden massive roundup and slaughter of dolphins in a Japanese cove. The film won a 2010 Oscar for best documentary.