The organizers of Louisville’s Third Annual Flyover Film Festival are touting the three-day event as a “see ‘em while they’re fresh” look at Louisville-centric movies and talent everyone will be talking about only a few months from now.
The festival of independent films – nine full-length works and multiple shorts – is scheduled to run June 10, 11 and 12 at several venues around Louisville including at the Kentucky Center for the Arts and the Green Building in NuLu.
Flyover Film Festival started in 2007 as a new-movie venue with workshops and networking opportunities bringing together industry professionals. And it’s still all that, a mix of names and emerging talent.
This year, Flyover and Louisville Film Society director Ryan Daley predicts the festival will be a first look, but not the last, at several actors and movies.
“A lot of films we show haven’t hit the mainstream, so some of the stuff (people) might be completely unfamiliar with,” Daley said. “But in nine months, it’ll be part of the American culture.
“It’s great to be ahead of the curve.”
Daley’s pick for greater national visibility starts with William Mapother, Flyover co-founder with George Parker Jr., a Louisville Film Society member.
Mapother, who recently played Ethan Rorn on the ABC-TV series “Lost,” is scheduled to be at Flyover for acting classes and directing seminars.
Daley sees Mapother’s new movie, “Another Earth,” as a star vehicle that will up his national profile.
“Another Earth,” a science fiction work about parallel lives, won two Sundance Film Festival awards earlier this year. Fox Searchlight bought the movie, and it’s scheduled to open in New York and Los Angeles in late July.
“Another Earth” is scheduled to be shown at Flyover on Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
Daley also predicts “Catechism Cataclysm,” written and directed by Todd Rohal, will find a national audience. Louisville-based filmmaker Gill Holland is a producer on the movie, which looks at a priest trying to find himself on a canoe trip with his childhood friend.
Rohal was a 2006 Sundance winner with “Guatemalan Handshake,” which started Louisville’s Will Oldham.
Daley also has raves for “We’re Leaving,” a short directed by Louisville native Zachary Treitz. “Zachary has shown at every major festival including Sundance,” Daley said.
“We’re Leaving” is a about a guy moving out of his trailer with his pet alligator, “and the complications of finding a new space for him and his pal,” Daley said. “It’s an absurd premise, but Zachary actually knew this guy who had an alligator. So the narrative is, ‘What if he had to move and he had a 6-foot alligator?’ ”
Here’s the complete Flyover schedule with venue:
- Friday June 10th
Kentucky Center for The Arts, 501 W. Main St.
7 p.m., “Another Earth” – Post screening discussion with William Mapother
9 pm., “The Lie” – Post screening discussion with Joshua Leonard, director, Jess Wexler, actor, and Greg O’bryant, editor.
- Saturday, June 11th
Noon to 3 p.m., Filmmaker Reception
Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, 715 W. Main St.
3:30 p.m., “Passenger Pigeons” – Post screening discussion with Martha Stephens, director, and Timothy Morton, actor.
Dreamland Film Center, 812 E. Market Street in Nulu
4:00 p.m., Shorts Program II. Shorts with strong local connections.
Green Building, 732 E. Market St.
5:30 p.m., “Ready Set Bag!”
Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft
6:00 pm Shorts III (Experimental films)
Dreamland Film Center
7:30 pm – “Hot Coffee”
Floyd Theater at the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus
9 pm – “Meek’s Cutoff” (35mm)
- Sunday, June 12th
Speed Art Museum, on the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.
1 p.m., “Odysseus In America,” Post screening discussion with Charles Berkowitz, director.
3:30 p.m., “The Last Mountain.” Post screening discussion Clara Bingham, producer.
Louisville Visual Arts Association (Water Tower), 3005 River Road
9 p.m. – Shorts III – “We’re Leaving,” directed by Zachary Treitz, ” Pioneer” staring Will Oldham, “The Strange Ones” and The Wind is Blowing on My Street.”
10 p.m. – “Catechism Cataclysm”