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November 2018

Speed Cinema Presents: Los Angeles Plays Itself

November 15 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Los Angeles Plays Itself Directed by Thom Andersen Introduced by Dr. Frances McDonald “The best documentary ever made about Los Angeles.” —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Public screenings of this film have been scarce given the complex clearance of the dozens of film excerpts used, Thom Andersen’s landmark documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown—as seen entirely though the films themselves. From its distinctive neighborhoods to its striking architectural homes, Los…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Studio 54

November 16 at 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Studio 54 Directed by Matt Tyrnauer For 33 months, from 1978 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz, and glamour,      Studio 54 was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Studio 54

November 17 at 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Studio 54 Directed by Matt Tyrnauer For 33 months, from 1978 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz, and glamour,      Studio 54 was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Studio 54

November 17 at 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Studio 54 Directed by Matt Tyrnauer For 33 months, from 1978 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz, and glamour,      Studio 54 was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater…

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Speed Cinema Presents Free Owsley Sunday Films: Medium Cool

November 18 at 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Medium Cool Directed by Haskell Wexler Cinematographer and filmmaker Haskell Wexler captured the social and political upheaval that the U.S. was experiencing in 1968 by embedding actors in action leading up to the Democratic National Convention. The film follows a TV news cameraperson tying to cover the economic and racial disparity and antiwar movement that would be so important during the convention. Wexler had anticipated that the convention would be emotionally charged and the drama heats up as violence erupts…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Studio 54

November 18 at 3:30 pm - 5:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Studio 54 Directed by Matt Tyrnauer For 33 months, from 1978 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz, and glamour,      Studio 54 was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Great Buster: A Celebration

November 23 at 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

The Great Buster: A Celebration Directed by Peter Bogdanovich The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of one of Hollywood’s most prolific and influential filmmakers, Buster Keaton. Stunning restorations of archival works bring Keaton’s magic to life on the big screen, while interviews with his friends, family, collaborators, and a broad array of artists influenced by his singular vision detail a life and character that was as complex, bold, and graceful as the great works themselves. Director Peter Bogdanovich’s (The…

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Speed Cinema Presents Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection

November 24 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Degas: Passion for Perfection Directed by David Bickerstaff Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Edward Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Sometimes frustrated by…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Great Buster: A Celebration

November 24 at 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

The Great Buster: A Celebration Directed by Peter Bogdanovich The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of one of Hollywood’s most prolific and influential filmmakers, Buster Keaton. Stunning restorations of archival works bring Keaton’s magic to life on the big screen, while interviews with his friends, family, collaborators, and a broad array of artists influenced by his singular vision detail a life and character that was as complex, bold, and graceful as the great works themselves. Director Peter Bogdanovich’s (The…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Great Buster: A Celebration

November 24 at 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

The Great Buster: A Celebration Directed by Peter Bogdanovich The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of one of Hollywood’s most prolific and influential filmmakers, Buster Keaton. Stunning restorations of archival works bring Keaton’s magic to life on the big screen, while interviews with his friends, family, collaborators, and a broad array of artists influenced by his singular vision detail a life and character that was as complex, bold, and graceful as the great works themselves. Director Peter Bogdanovich’s (The…

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Speed Cinema Presents Free Owsley Sunday Films: Investigation of a Flame

November 25 at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Investigation of a Flame Directed by Lynne Sachs In May 1968, a group of Vietnam War protesters walked into a draft board office in Maryland and destroyed hundreds of selective service records with homemade napalm. This intimate, experimental documentary portrait follows the Catonsville Nine, a disparate band of resisters who broke the law in a defiant, poetic act of civil disobedience, and traces how the act helped galvanize the American public. 2001, U.S., 16mm, 45 minutes. Recommended for 14+ With…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Great Buster: A Celebration

November 25 at 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

The Great Buster: A Celebration Directed by Peter Bogdanovich The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of one of Hollywood’s most prolific and influential filmmakers, Buster Keaton. Stunning restorations of archival works bring Keaton’s magic to life on the big screen, while interviews with his friends, family, collaborators, and a broad array of artists influenced by his singular vision detail a life and character that was as complex, bold, and graceful as the great works themselves. Director Peter Bogdanovich’s (The…

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Speed Cinema Presents Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection

November 25 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Degas: Passion for Perfection Directed by David Bickerstaff Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Edward Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Sometimes frustrated by…

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