Sunday, October 2, 2011

Louisville International Film Festival this weekend

This past week, I was lucky enough to be able to sponsor not one but two ticket giveaways to events here in Louisville. And I was so happy that both winners-- congrats Paula and Ruth!-- were tickled pink to have won. Ruth won a four-pack of tickets to Max and Ruby Live! at the Palace Theatre, and Paula won two weekend passes to the Louisville International Film Festival.

For the Louisville International Film Fest (#LIFF) contest, I asked readers to tweet about the movies that they're most worried the current generation might never see. Check out the blog post for all of the entries.  Lots of great films there. I still stand by my assertion that Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure belongs in the canon. But who can argue with entries like Blade Runner, Spinal Tap, and Rain Man??-- two of those three are in my top ten films of all time... I'll leave you to speculate on which ones.

The Louisville International Film Festival kicks off this week.  According to their press release:


The 
third
 annual 
Louisville 
International 
Film
 Festival 
(LIFF)
 will 
be
 held 
October
 5
– 9 
throughout

downtown 
Louisville. 
Films 
will
 be 
screened 
at 
four
 locations,
 including 
the 
Galt 
House
 and 
Louisville

Slugger
 Museum.
 
The 
Louisville 
International
 Film 
Festival 
is 
committed 
to 
screening 
artistic 
films 
not

usually
 presented
 through
 commercial 
venues,
 giving
 independent 
filmmakers 
a 
place
 to
 showcase 
their

work. 
This
 year, 
107 
films 
have
 been
 chosen 
for
 screening.


The keynote event features one of my heroes, Lily Tomlin:


An 
Evening
 of 
Classic
 Lily 
Tomlin” 
will 
be 
held 
at 
7:30
p.m., 
October
 5,
 at 
the 
Brown
 Theatre .
Her 
90‐minute
 show takes 
the 
audience
 on 
a 
“wise 
and
 howlingly
 funny” 
trip 
with 
more 
than

a 
dozen 
of
 her 
timeless 
characters
–
 from
 Ernestine 
to 
Edith 
Ann. 


Other highlights of the event include a showing of Hollywood & Wine starring Chris Kattan, Horatio Sanz, and Leslie Easterbrook-- all of whom will be in attendance-- on Friday at 8pm.  And a presentation by voice-over actor Bob Bergen, who will discuss the ins and outs of the profession on Saturday at 10am.

The LIFF website is fantastic and will provide you with all the information you need. I have a busy work weekend ahead of me, but I will definitely carve out some time to attend the festival.  Hope you can too!

1 comment:

gherlashdawn said...

Louisville has everything you need if you will just look for it. Louisville does not "jump out at you" like a top 20 metro. Britain visitor visa depends on your nationality, the purpose of your visit and how long you need to stay. You have to know where to find what you need, and then you can have all your big city amenities without all the hassle. I love Louisville for the outstanding restaurant scene. For a city of its size, Louisville is pretty stacked in this department.