Part of the 2018 Flyover Film Festival
Organized by the Louisville Film Society
Symphony for Nature: Directed by Anne Flatté (Director in Person)
In 2016, the Britt Music & Arts Festival brought more than 130 musicians to Crater Lake National Park to perform the world premiere of a bold new orchestral work, Natural History, composed by Michael Gordon and conducted by Teddy Abrams. In Symphony for Nature director Anne Flatté takes a behind-the-scenes look of how these classical musicians joined drummers of the Klamath tribes for an extraordinary musical experience, inspired by and performed at the area known as “giiwas” to Klamath people. The powerful, organic score, commissioned in honor of the centennial of America’s National Park Service, celebrates the region’s natural wonders and the communities that surround it, giving voice to this unique body of water. Evoking the dynamic interaction between people, nature, and art, Symphony for Nature takes audiences on a multifaceted journey through the sound, vision, and spirit of this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Produced by Louisville-native Owsley Brown, Symphony for Nature features conductor Teddy Abrams who is music director of both the Britt Orchestra and the Louisville Orchestra. The film used Louisville crew from Kertis Creative. 2018, U.S., DCP, 27 minutes.
City of Ali: Directed by Graham Shelby (Director in Person)
City of Ali captures the mourning of Muhammad Ali that brought the people of Louisville and the world together for one unforgettable week to celebrate his life and legacy. Between Muhammad Ali’s passing on June 3, 2016 and his burial in Cave Hill Cemetery seven days later, global attention was focused on Louisville as our city welcomed reporters, celebrities, heads of state, and Ali fans from around the globe. Tributes sprang up overnight and the city’s mood shifted from mourning to celebration of The Champ’s legacy for his hometown, America, and the world. City of Ali, directed by Graham Shelby, is a Louisville-produced documentary that tells the story of that historic week from a uniquely Louisville perspective and includes candid interviews with Lonnie Ali, Mayor Greg Fischer, and many others. 2018, U.S., DCP, 38 minutes.
A Q&A with directors Anne Flatté and Graham Shelby follows each screening.
$7 for Speed Museum and Louisville Film Society members / $9 for non-members