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Louisville Film Society: Upcoming film events include 4th Annual Derby City Film Festival Feb. 17 thru 19


The Louisville Film Society currently is refurbishing its new Dreamland Film Center.

Until Dreamland is back on line, they’ve been gracious enough to send us a list of independent films playing around Louisville.

The big event coming this week is the Fourth Annual Derby City Film Festival.

The Derby City Film Festival will screen a total of 56 films during the he three day festival, from Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Clifton Center. The lineup includes 24 International films representing 16 countries as well as eight world premieres, five U.S. premieres, and 28 Kentucky premieres, according to the DCFF website.

Eight films were produced in the Bluegrass State and another five have ties to the state, according to the website.

Actor Lance Henriksen (“Aliens”) is scheduled to attend the festival, recieving the DCFF Lifetime Achievement Award.


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el capitanEl Capitan
February 15 @ 7PM
Clifton Center – 2117 Payne St.

$5 or free for Friends of the Clifton Center

Followed by a Q&A with Photographer Glen Denny 

MINI of Louisville Live at the Clifton Center will present a special documentary presentation as part of the Wild and Woolly Film Series with the support of Quest Outdoors. Glen Denny, the photographer who filmed El Capitan, will host a short presentation and Q&A session.  The Louisville Film Society will project a lovely 16mm print of this documentary that is more art film than Discovery Channel as it captures one of the earliest ascents of “The Nose” on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, California. The award-winning film follows three climbers as they attempt the 3000-foot vertical ascent.

Glen Denny made some of the early ascents of El Capitan in the 1960s, before moving on to the Cordillera Huayhuash and the Hindu Kush. His climbing films have won awards at many film festivals. His photography has appeared in numerous publications, culminating in his book Yosemite in the Sixties, which was published by Patagonia and received the National Outdoor Book Award and Banff Mountain Book Festival prizes for artistic merit.  Denny will also give a 70-minute slide show presentation and sign copies of his his book on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00pm atQuest Outdoors in Clifton.

Jewish Film Festival

February 11-25

Through feature films, shorts, documentaries and student films, as well as conversations with guest speakers, the festival explores Jewish identity with the hope of increasing tolerance and educating its audiences. See the line-up here.

February 10-12 

Floyd Theatre @ U of L

A hit at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Martha Marcy May Marlene stars Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a troubled young woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia after fleeing a cult. It is a sensitive treatment of a complex subject that heralds the arrival of talented T. Sean Durkin behind the camera, and promising new star Elizabeth Olsen

February 16 @ 6:30

Americana Community Center – 4801 Southside Drive 
For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. An expensive toy. An eco-conscious mode of transportation. For countless others across the globe, it is much more.  With My Own Two Wheels weaves together the experiences of five individuals from around the world into a single story about how the bicycle can change the world-one pedal stroke at a time.

February 17-19 

Clifton Center – 2117 Payne Street

With the incomparable guest Lance Henriksen!  The lineup includes 24
International films representing 16 countries as well as 8 World Premieres, 5 US Premieres, and 28 KY Premieres. Eight films were produced in the Bluegrass State and another 5 have ties to Kentucky.


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