Films with a Louisville connection
Louisville Film Society hosts their 2nd Annual Flyover Film Festival (FFF), June 11 - 13, 2010 at the Kentucky Center. Louisville-native and Hollywood actor William Mapother is a board member of the LFS. He talked with Candyce Clifft about the films, the fundraisers and the inspiration behind the festival.
FFF provides a platform for independent filmmakers to screen their works for the first time in Kentucky. Festival Passes for 12 films are available for $60 (excluding "Winter's Bone"). Opening night films are $15/$13 for single tickets, all other film tickets are $8 or $6 for LFS members and are on sale now at www.kentuckycenter.org .
Festival activities include feature, documentary, retrospective and experimental film screenings, filmmaker Q&A's, panel discussions, an after-party and a filmmaker reception hosted by director Allison Anders. The films will screen over three days at multiple venues within the Kentucky Center for the Arts and Baxter Ave. Theatre.
Feature Films Include:
· "High School," a stoner comedy featuring performances from Adrien Brody and Matt Bush presented by director John Stalberg ($15/$13);
· "Unrequited," the first feature film from Lexington director Jason Epperson and starring Twilight's Michael Welch ($8/$6);
· Daddy Long Legs, produced by Louisville native Zachary Treitz and featuring critically acclaimed performances from Ronald Bronstein, Sage and Frey Ranaldo ($8/$6);
· "The Wonderful Whites of West Virginia," a documentary about Dancing Outlaw's Jesco White from MTV's Jackass Productions, presented by director Julien Nitzberg & producer Storm Taylor ($15/$13);
· "Carbon Nation," award-winning Louisville director Peter Byck's latest documentary ($8/$6);
· "Con Artist," a documentary portrait about artist Mark Kostabi($8/$6);
· "Bag It," an environmental documentary to empower the viewer ($8/$6)…
· "Beautiful Darling," a documentary about Andy Warhol alum Candy Darling, narrated by Chloe Sevigny and featuring footage of Warhol, John Waters and Paul Morrissey ($8/$6).
· FFF is proud to showcase Kentucky director Allison Anders' classic music film "Grace of My Heart" and honor the director with a Lifetime Achievement award.
In addition to these feature films and documentaries, the festival will present Event Horizons, a multi-media live performance from Chicago filmmakers Thomas Comerford, Sabbine Gruffat & Bill Brown; and internationally acclaimed film curator and writer Jack Stevenson will present "Movies With Roots in Hell: The Effects of Drugs on American Cinema."
The festival will close on Sunday with a special screening of Sundance Award winner "Winter's Bone", starring Louisville's own Jennifer Lawrence in a star turning performance. LFS and friends will host a special reception sponsored by ValuMarket with Lawrence in between the two screenings at Baxter Theater in Mid City Mall to benefit Bellewood Home for Children. Tickets are $40.
Tickets for the festival can be purchased prior to and during the Festival at the KY Center box office at 501 W. Main Street or by calling 502.584.7777 or 800.775.7777. (Cash & credit cards accepted.)
Check www.louisvillefilm.org for the latest info and screening details.