Feb 162011

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.

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. Continue reading »

Nov 102010

Documentaries inspire community engagement

By Lucy Jones

This month, in theaters, libraries, cafes, and museums throughout the country, people will be discussing Floyd County, Kentucky. What could catalyze people as far west as Seattle and as far east as Jamaica Plain to address, publicly and passionately, events that are happening right here in our own backyard?

The answer comes in the form of a groundbreaking series presented by the Independent Television Service. Continue reading »