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June 2017

Speed Cinema Presents: Mulholland Drive

June 29 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by David Lynch “This is David Lynch at his most imaginative and challenging.” —Allan Hunter, Daily Express Lynch’s meditation on Hollywood—new and old—is transfixing and garnered him the best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Blonde Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) has only just arrived in Tinseltown with dreams of becoming a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette (Laura Harring) with amnesia. The two become mixed up in ominous events as they try to uncover the mystery…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Obit

June 30 at 7:00 pm - 8:35 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Vanessa Gould “Inspirational, uplifting and often hilarious. Gould has created the perfect documentary.” —William Garre, The Upcoming Each morning, a small staff of wry and thoughtful obituary writers at the New York Times draft the details of three or four extraordinary lives in the current cultural memory—each life’s story spun amid the daily beat of war, politics and football scores. This incredible documentary demonstrates the brilliant writing skill that goes into the obits. Looking beyond the byline into…

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July 2017

Speed Cinema Presents: Obit

July 1 at 3:00 pm - 4:35 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Vanessa Gould “Inspirational, uplifting and often hilarious. Gould has created the perfect documentary.” —William Garre, The Upcoming Each morning, a small staff of wry and thoughtful obituary writers at the New York Times draft the details of three or four extraordinary lives in the current cultural memory—each life’s story spun amid the daily beat of war, politics and football scores. This incredible documentary demonstrates the brilliant writing skill that goes into the obits. Looking beyond the byline into…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV)

July 1 at 7:00 pm - 8:55 pm
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2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Albert Serra “The most beautiful film at Cannes 2016.”  —Jonathan Romney, Sight and Sound Back from hunting, the aging French monarch, King Louis XIV (magnificently played by French New Wave icon and honorary Palm d’Or recipient Jean-Pierre Léaud) is struck with a debilitating pain in his leg while in Versailles, in August 1715. A serious fever follows as he’s surrounded by a horde of doctors and advisors who sense the end of the 72-year reign—the longest in French…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Sherman’s March

July 2 at 12:15 pm - 2:35 pm
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2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Ross McElwee “A wonderfully goofy, pertinent movie.” —Vincent Canby, New York Times Heartbroken from being dumped by his girlfriend on the eve of his documentary shoot, director Ross McElwee continues his project re-tracing the original route followed by General William Sherman. Rather than cutting a swath of destruction designed to force the Confederate South into submission, as Sherman did, McElwee is waylaid in his search for love, camera in hand. This hilarious and charming…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV)

July 2 at 3:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Albert Serra “The most beautiful film at Cannes 2016.”  —Jonathan Romney, Sight and Sound Back from hunting, the aging French monarch, King Louis XIV (magnificently played by French New Wave icon and honorary Palm d’Or recipient Jean-Pierre Léaud) is struck with a debilitating pain in his leg while in Versailles, in August 1715. A serious fever follows as he’s surrounded by a horde of doctors and advisors who sense the end of the 72-year reign—the longest in French…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Monterey Pop

July 7 at 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
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2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by D.A. Pennebaker “It captures the pop musical willingness to hurl you into things.” —Renata Adler On a gorgeous June weekend in 1967, during the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a diverse cast that…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Monterey Pop

July 8 at 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by D.A. Pennebaker “It captures the pop musical willingness to hurl you into things.” —Renata Adler On a gorgeous June weekend in 1967, during the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a diverse cast that…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Bang! The Bert Berns Story

July 8 at 7:00 pm - 8:35 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Brett Berns and Bob Sarles “There’s some juicy stuff here.” —Glenn Kenny, New York Times While hardly a household name, Bert Berns wrote and produced some of the most enduring songs: Twist and Shout, Cry to Me, Tell Him, Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Hang on Sloopy, I Want Candy, and Everybody Needs Somebody to Love. Berns’ sessions made legends of Solomon Burke, the Isley Brothers, the Drifters, Ben E. King, Wilson Pickett, Van Morrison, and Neil…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Chasing Ice

July 9 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Free Owsley Sunday Film Waterfront Botanical Gardens at Speed Cinema: Confronting Climate Change Directed by Jeff Orlowski “Awe-inspiring, terrifying, transcendently beautiful.” —Trevor Johnston, Time Out Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog discovers undeniable evidence of climate change through his Extreme Ice Survey project. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Bang! The Bert Berns Story

July 9 at 3:00 pm - 4:35 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Brett Berns and Bob Sarles “There’s some juicy stuff here.” —Glenn Kenny, New York Times While hardly a household name, Bert Berns wrote and produced some of the most enduring songs: Twist and Shout, Cry to Me, Tell Him, Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Hang on Sloopy, I Want Candy, and Everybody Needs Somebody to Love. Berns’ sessions made legends of Solomon Burke, the Isley Brothers, the Drifters, Ben E. King, Wilson Pickett, Van Morrison, and Neil…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Diary of a Lost Girl (Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen)

July 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:55 pm
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2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by G.W. Pabst “An actress of brilliance, a luminescent personality and a beauty unparalleled in screen history.” —Kevin Brownlow, film historian The mystique and stunning beauty of Louise Brooks are on glorious display in Diary of a Lost Girl. The second and final collaboration of the actress and director G. W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box), the film is a provocative adaptation of Margarethe Böhme’s notorious novel. In it, a naïve daughter of a middle-class pharmacist is seduced by her father’s…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Diary of a Lost Girl (Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen)

July 15 at 3:00 pm - 4:55 pm

Directed by G.W. Pabst “An actress of brilliance, a luminescent personality and a beauty unparalleled in screen history.” —Kevin Brownlow, film historian The mystique and stunning beauty of Louise Brooks are on glorious display in Diary of a Lost Girl. The second and final collaboration of the actress and director G. W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box), the film is a provocative adaptation of Margarethe Böhme’s notorious novel. In it, a naïve daughter of a middle-class pharmacist is seduced by her father’s…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Beggars of Life

July 15 at 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by William A. Wellman “Considered one of Brooks’ best American films.” —Thomas Gladysz, Huffington Post This American film showcases Brooks’ timeless beauty, her striking modernity and the depth of her talent. While co-star Wallace Beery received top billing, it’s Brooks who captivated the camera. Threatened by her abusive stepfather, Brooks plays a young woman who has to resort to violence to defend herself. She is luminous as a freight-train hopping runaway who dresses in a disguise of a flat…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Yes Men Are Revolting

July 16 at 1:00 pm - 2:35 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Free Owsley Sunday Film Waterfront Botanical Gardens at Speed Cinema: Confronting Climate Change Directed by Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, and Laura Nix “Who said that a political film can’t be sweet, too?” —Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com For two decades, the Yes Men have pulled off spectacular media hoaxes to expose corporate crimes. These pranksters have played on the gullible media’s lack of fact checking to launch elaborate, hilarious, and poignant protests and interventions unmasking unfair policies, greed, and threats to human…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Beggars of Life

July 16 at 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by William A. Wellman “Considered one of Brooks’ best American films.” —Thomas Gladysz, Huffington Post This American film showcases Brooks’ timeless beauty, her striking modernity and the depth of her talent. While co-star Wallace Beery received top billing, it’s Brooks who captivated the camera. Threatened by her abusive stepfather, Brooks plays a young woman who has to resort to violence to defend herself. She is luminous as a freight-train hopping runaway who dresses in a disguise of a flat…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Stalker

July 20 at 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky “Tarkovsy is the greatest of them all. He moves with such naturalness in the room of dreams.” —director Ingmar Bergman Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphysical journey through a strange post-apocalyptic landscape, and a rarified cinematic experience like no other. A hired guide—the Stalker—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster where they quickly zero in on the Room, a place rumored to…

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Speed Cinema Presents: 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

July 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:35 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Various Directors The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s festival, widely considered to be the premiere showcase for short films and the launch pad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2017 program offers new audiences a taste of what is offered in Park City each January, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative meditations on…

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Speed Cinema Presents: 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

July 22 at 3:00 pm - 4:35 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Various Directors The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s festival, widely considered to be the premiere showcase for short films and the launch pad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2017 program offers new audiences a taste of what is offered in Park City each January, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative meditations on…

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Speed Cinema Presents: 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

July 22 at 7:00 pm - 8:35 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Various Directors The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s festival, widely considered to be the premiere showcase for short films and the launch pad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2017 program offers new audiences a taste of what is offered in Park City each January, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative meditations on…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Bright Leaf

July 23 at 12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Michael Curtiz Avarice, ambition, romance and revenge characterize this melodrama, set in the post-Civil War South, following the tumultuous rise and fall of a powerful tobacco magnate in North Carolina. Based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Foster Fitz-Simons, the title references a strain of tobacco grown in the area. Tobacco families battle for dominance as the invention of the mechanized cigarette rolling machine sets to upend the traditional hand-rolling method.…

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Speed Cinema Presents: 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

July 23 at 3:00 pm - 4:35 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Various Directors The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s festival, widely considered to be the premiere showcase for short films and the launch pad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2017 program offers new audiences a taste of what is offered in Park City each January, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative meditations on…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Serenade for Haiti

July 25 at 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Owsley Brown Director in person with special guests “Serenade is a bittersweet reminder of Haiti’s pride and promise before the disaster.” —Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald Filmed over a seven-year period in Haiti, this documentary celebrates the perseverance of its young people in light of adversity, particularly through the story of the students and faculty of the Sainte Trinité Music School. When a catastrophic earthquake completely destroys the school in 2010, a stunned school community must sort through the…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Most Beautiful Island

July 26 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Flyover Film Festival at Speed Cinema Directed by Ana Asensio “A short, stressful, and utterly spellbinding debut that transforms the immigrant experience into the stuff of an early Polanski psychodrama.” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire A chilling portrait of an undocumented young woman’s struggle for survival as she finds redemption from a tortured past. $7 for Speed & LFS members / $9 for non-members Purchase tickets!    

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Speed Cinema Presents: Tragedy Girls

July 27 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Flyover Film Festival at Speed Cinema Directed by Tyler MacIntyre “One of the freshest, funniest horror-comedies to emerge in Scream’s long wake.” – Andrew Barker, Variety Tragedy Girls, a twist on the slasher genre following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends. $7 for Speed & LFS members / $9 for non-members Purchase tickets!  

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Speed Cinema Presents: I Am the Blues

July 28 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Daniel Cross “Heartache never sounded so good.” —Chris Knight, The National Post This tune-filled documentary takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, and the moonshine-soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country, visiting blues musicians rooted in the genre’s heyday, many now in their 80s, still living in the American deep South and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. In addition to Bobby Rush, who won…

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Speed Cinema Presents: I Am the Blues

July 29 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Daniel Cross “Heartache never sounded so good.” —Chris Knight, The National Post This tune-filled documentary takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, and the moonshine-soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country, visiting blues musicians rooted in the genre’s heyday, many now in their 80s, still living in the American deep South and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. In addition to Bobby Rush, who won…

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Speed Cinema Presents: I Am the Blues

July 29 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Daniel Cross “Heartache never sounded so good.” —Chris Knight, The National Post This tune-filled documentary takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, and the moonshine-soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country, visiting blues musicians rooted in the genre’s heyday, many now in their 80s, still living in the American deep South and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. In addition to Bobby Rush, who won…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Bright Leaves

July 30 at 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Ross McElwee “An American humorist in a tradition from Mark Twain.” —Stephen Holden, New York Times Filmmaker Ross McElwee’s family legend has it that the Hollywood melodrama Bright Leaf (screening July 23) starring Gary Cooper as a 19th century tobacco grower, is based on the director’s great-grandfather, who created the Bull Durham brand. Using this legacy as a jumping off point, McElwee reaches back to his roots in this wry, witty rumination on American…

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Speed Cinema Presents: I Am the Blues

July 30 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Daniel Cross “Heartache never sounded so good.” —Chris Knight, The National Post This tune-filled documentary takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, and the moonshine-soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country, visiting blues musicians rooted in the genre’s heyday, many now in their 80s, still living in the American deep South and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. In addition to Bobby Rush, who won…

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August 2017

Speed Cinema Presents: Half Cocked

August 10 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Directed by Michael Galinsky Southern Accent artist Michael Galinsky’s film features the 1990s Louisville Music scene. The film from 1994 tells the story of a group of high school teens who steal a van full of music equipment and pretned to be a rock band called “Truckstop.” $7 for members | $9 for non-members Purchase tickets!

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