- By Michael L. Jones | Posted on March 22, 2019
Speed Cinema will present "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" this weekend as part its Appalshop at 50 series honoring the Whiteburg, Kentucky nonprofit production company.
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on March 14, 2019
When the prestigious Walker Art Center in Minneapolis was looking for a way to get people off their cell phones and personal video screens and into a more communal experience, the answer was clear. Cat videos. Cat videos solve everything. At the suggestion of...
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on February 22, 2019
The “experts” seem to think the race for the Best Picture Oscar is down to a handful of hopefuls, while the Best Actor and Best Actress awards appear to be locked up for an uncanny performance in a biopic and a career achievement award...
- By Eli Keel | Posted on February 6, 2019
Just before Speed Cinema’s screening of “Andrei Rublev,” the three-hour-long black-and-white masterpiece by Soviet-era Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, a trailer played for the Alfonso Cuarón film Oscar-nominated film “Roma.” The snippet of the film was beautiful. Full of sweeping, gorgeous images, it had a depth of...
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on February 1, 2019
The Academy Awards are a mixed bag, at least in terms of how the film industry uses its highest honor to promote its product. One one hand, the Academy has used its expanded Best Picture nominations to basically rubber-stamp “quality” on otherwise middling box-office...
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on December 19, 2018
There’s no shortage of animation at your local cineplex during the holiday season. Theater-goers can choose between the feature-length adventures of video game characters, socially inept yetis, web-slinging superheroes or Dr. Seuss’ most endearing baddie for their family outing this year. But for those...
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on November 30, 2018
Keaton’s legacy as perhaps the silent cinema’s greatest physical comedian will be celebrated over the next two months at Speed Cinema.
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on October 25, 2018
“I wanted to create an event where filmmakers actually connect with the audience," says Louisville Film Society's Soozie Eastman about the Short Film Slam.
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on September 26, 2018
Documentarian Heather Lenz makes the unusual choice, at least by today’s standards, to not develop groundbreaking artist Yayoi Kusama into the dramatized central character of her film “Kusama: Infinity,” screening this weekend at Speed Cinema. Lenz rejects the temptation to linger on stories about...
- By Lisa Hornung | Posted on September 20, 2018
Gilda Radner's life is chronicled in a new documentary titled "Love, Gilda," which runs Sept. 21 through Oct. 5 at Speed Cinema.