A scene from "Making a Killing" | Courtesy of Brave New Films
A scene from “Making a Killing” | Courtesy of Brave New Films

Starting on Thursday, May 19, Louisville will host the four-day National Rifle Association Annual Meeting and Exhibits. While some folks might not care, others, including some of Louisville’s faith and activist communities, are gathering to protest the convention. One such event is the screening of “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA” on Friday, May 13, at the First Unitarian Church of Louisville.

The Brave New Films documentary tells personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and families of victims. It also examines the amount of power gun companies and the NRA have when it comes to legislation and the government.

A representative of Brave New Films — former Louisvillian Elizabeth Sawyer — will be at Friday’s free screening and will host a Q&A session after the film screens at 7:30 p.m. Tickets aren’t required, but you can RSVP and find out more information here. Congressman John Yarmuth will open the event with a few remarks.

First Unitarian is located at 809 S. Fourth St.

An additional screening is planned on Wednesday, May 18, at the Louisville Urban League, 1535 W. Broadway, at 5:30 p.m. That showing is also free.

View the trailer below.

 

Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."