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. Continue reading »

May 252011
 

DM: Ready to go. Film.

KET Seeking Short Films

Reel Visions, KET’s excellent television series spotlighting Kentucky filmmakers, is seeking 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 showing your work, please send a preview DVD to: Continue reading »

Jul 282010
 

KET to feature local short films

By Ben Allen

On August 1, KET’s Reel Visions: A Spotlight on Kentucky Filmmakers—a new series that showcases the talents of film artists from Kentucky—enters its third season. Each Reel Visions program presents a half-hour collection of some of the best short-films from filmmakers native to or living and working in Kentucky, featuring everything from experimental art films and animations to quirky short stories and off-the-beaten path documentaries.

Filmmakers have the opportunity to have their work viewed across the state—a level of exposure that may have previously been unattainable—while viewers unaccustomed to the world of independent filmmaking get a glimpse into some of the best offerings of film fare in the Commonwealth. Check out the first show of the new season on Wednesday, August 4 at 10:30 P.M. on KETKY and Thursday, August 5 at 10:30 P.M. Continue reading »

Mar 272010
 

By Ben Allen, co-producer of Reel Visions

Lexington’s creative community continues to grow and shine as new venues for music and visual art multiply and develop throughout the city. In recent months, the area’s filmmakers have also been given new opportunities to display their talents on a larger scale. Last month, the Lexington Film Society celebrated the culmination of its “Do-ers” Project with a packed public screening at Natasha’s restaurant. The Do-ers Project invited local filmmakers to explore the myriad activities of Lexingtonians, revealing our richly diverse culture and the different issues our citizens face everyday.

In attendance at the celebration was Sara O’Keefe, producer of the Reel Visions: A Spotlight on Kentucky’s Filmmakers series on KET, who gave a brief introduction of the program. The show, a half-hour collection of some of the best short-films from filmmakers native to or living in Kentucky, features everything from experimental art films to quirky short storylines to off-the-beaten path documentaries. Filmmakers have the opportunity to have their work viewed across the state—a level of exposure that may have previously been unattainable. Continue reading »