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