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December 2017

Speed Cinema Presents: Brimstone & Glory

December 16 at 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Viktor Jakovleski “I can’t recall a movie that better demonstrated the thin line between danger and euphoria.” —Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, the patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Brimstone & Glory

December 16 at 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Viktor Jakovleski “I can’t recall a movie that better demonstrated the thin line between danger and euphoria.” —Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, the patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Quasi at the Quackadero and Make Me Psychic

December 17 at 12:15 pm - 12:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Sally Cruikshank Sally Cruikshank created some of the most vibrant, colorful and engaging animated films to be independently produced in the U.S. during the 1970s. Quasi at the Quackadero (1975, 16mm, 10 minutes) consisting of over 5,000 cels, took over two years to complete. In the film, Quasi takes a trip through the Quackadero, a Coney-Island-like sideshow. The film was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009. In her follow-up film Make Me Psychic (1978, 16mm, 8…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Brimstone & Glory

December 17 at 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Viktor Jakovleski “I can’t recall a movie that better demonstrated the thin line between danger and euphoria.” —Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, the patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams…

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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 20 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 20 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 21 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 21 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 22 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 22 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 22 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 22 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 23 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 23 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 29 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

December 29 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 29 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 29 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

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SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

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

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 30 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

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

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Quasi at the Quackadero and Make Me Psychic

December 31 at 12:15 pm - 12:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Sally Cruikshank Sally Cruikshank created some of the most vibrant, colorful and engaging animated films to be independently produced in the U.S. during the 1970s. Quasi at the Quackadero (1975, 16mm, 10 minutes) consisting of over 5,000 cels, took over two years to complete. In the film, Quasi takes a trip through the Quackadero, a Coney-Island-like sideshow. The film was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009. In her follow-up film Make Me Psychic (1978, 16mm, 8…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 31 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

December 31 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.…

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January 2018

Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Dolores

January 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Peter Bratt “Exuberantly inspiring . . . makes you want to march and dance.”—David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by initiating the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Dolores

January 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Peter Bratt “Exuberantly inspiring . . . makes you want to march and dance.”—David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by initiating the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Dolores

January 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Peter Bratt “Exuberantly inspiring . . . makes you want to march and dance.”—David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by initiating the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Continuum

January 7, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors Continuum is named for Dominic Angerame’s silent and exquisitely filmed black and white 1987 city portrait. The program also features Bay Area filmmaker Karen Holmes’ underappreciated late 1970s landscape and performance film, Saving the Proof; Los Angeles effects artist and filmmaker Pat O’Neill’s 1973 masterpiece Down Wind; Gunvor Nelson’s My Name is Oona, one of the canonical works of the American avant-garde; and two works from the mid-2000s: Tomonari Nishikawa’s frenetic single-frame city portrait, Market Street, and animator…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Dolores

January 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Peter Bratt “Exuberantly inspiring . . . makes you want to march and dance.”—David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by initiating the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and…

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Harlan Jacobson Talk Cinema Presents: The Other Side of Hope

January 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

  Directed by Aki Kaurismäki This wry, melancholic comedy from celebrated Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, is a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, following two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo—and the paths of the…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Félicité

January 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Alain Gomis “Powerfully expressive . . . A musical, featuring exhilarating performances.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa–-a world of music and dreams. In a…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Félicité

January 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Alain Gomis “Powerfully expressive . . . A musical, featuring exhilarating performances.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa–-a world of music and dreams. In a…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Félicité

January 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Alain Gomis “Powerfully expressive . . . A musical, featuring exhilarating performances.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa–-a world of music and dreams. In a…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Loving Vincent

January 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman “Takes the phrase ‘every frame a painting’ to very literal new levels.” —David Erlich, IndieWire Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, painstaking crafted by 125 professional painters. As remarkable as Van Gogh’s brilliant masterpieces, his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Decodings

January 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors The program is named after Michael Wallin’s found-footage masterpiece, “a profoundly moving, allegorical search for identity from the documents of collective memory” (Manohla Dargis). The program begins with Duo Concertantes, a classic animation by one of Canyon’s earliest filmmakers, Lawrence Jordan, and Billabong, an underappreciated impressionistic documentary of a boys’ youth camp by another key Canyon figure, Will Hindle. Tom Palazzolo’s 1973 film, Love It/Leave It, offers a portrait of the USA that feels particularly relevant to our…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Félicité

January 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Alain Gomis “Powerfully expressive . . . A musical, featuring exhilarating performances.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa–-a world of music and dreams. In a…

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Speed Cinema Presents: D.O.A.: A Right of Passage

January 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lech Kowalski “D.O.A….is as much of a Woodstock as punk may ever inspire.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times Presented in a brand-new restoration, D.O.A.: A Right of Passage is the groundbreaking, iconic rockumentary classic about punk’s incendiary origin, available for the first time since its 1980s release. Centered around the Sex Pistols’ ill-fated ’78 American tour—which ended with the group infamously disbanding—this Molotov cocktail of a rock doc (originally produced by High Times Magazine) not only features blistering…

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Speed Cinema Presents: D.O.A.: A Right of Passage

January 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lech Kowalski “D.O.A….is as much of a Woodstock as punk may ever inspire.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times Presented in a brand-new restoration, D.O.A.: A Right of Passage is the groundbreaking, iconic rockumentary classic about punk’s incendiary origin, available for the first time since its 1980s release. Centered around the Sex Pistols’ ill-fated ’78 American tour—which ended with the group infamously disbanding—this Molotov cocktail of a rock doc (originally produced by High Times Magazine) not only features blistering…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Django

January 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Étienne Comar “Played to perfection.”—David Erlich, IndieWire Django reveals the life of the legendary influential Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt elegantly played by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty). Opening in Paris in 1943, Reinhardt is the toast of town, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Chinese Puzzle). Even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt—whose music is considered degenerate under the…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Django

January 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Étienne Comar “Played to perfection.”—David Erlich, IndieWire Django reveals the life of the legendary influential Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt elegantly played by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty). Opening in Paris in 1943, Reinhardt is the toast of town, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Chinese Puzzle). Even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt—whose music is considered degenerate under the…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Django

January 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Étienne Comar “Played to perfection.”—David Erlich, IndieWire Django reveals the life of the legendary influential Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt elegantly played by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty). Opening in Paris in 1943, Reinhardt is the toast of town, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Chinese Puzzle). Even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt—whose music is considered degenerate under the…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Studies in Natural Magic

January 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors This program features recent films by Saul Levine, Charlotte Pryce, and Christopher Harris; rarely screened films by Standish Lawder and Jean Sousa; sublimely filmed and acutely perceived portraits of cities, seas, skies, and landscapes by Peter Hutton, Julie Murray, Gary Beydler, Robert Fulton, and Emily Richardson; Betzy Bromberg’s audacious and energetic feminist punk city symphony; Degrees of Limitation, one of Scott Stark’s earliest films, a humorous 3-minute structuralist gem; and Portland, a mid-90s travelogue and playful Rashomon-like inquiry…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Django

January 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Étienne Comar “Played to perfection.”—David Erlich, IndieWire Django reveals the life of the legendary influential Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt elegantly played by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty). Opening in Paris in 1943, Reinhardt is the toast of town, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Chinese Puzzle). Even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt—whose music is considered degenerate under the…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Passion of Joan of Arc

January 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Carl Th. Dryer “One of the greatest of all movies . . . No other film has so subtly linked eroticism with religious persecution.” —Pauline Kael With its stunning camera work and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film as the young maiden who died for God and France. Long thought to have been…

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Speed Cinema Presents: The Passion of Joan of Arc

January 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Carl Th. Dryer “One of the greatest of all movies . . . No other film has so subtly linked eroticism with religious persecution.” —Pauline Kael With its stunning camera work and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film as the young maiden who died for God and France. Long thought to have been…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Zama

January 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Zama

January 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Zama

January 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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Free Owsley Sunday Film: Associations

January 28, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors This program is titled after John Smith’s 1975 film, a joyfully dense rebus-like image-word construction. Smith’s film is preceded by Sara Kathryn Arledge’s rarely seen 1958 work What is A Man, a film years ahead of its time, and Mark Toscano’s 2012 piece Releasing Human Energies, which utilizes film laboratory test footage of a “China Girl” set to a found text read by Morgan Fisher. The program also features Abigail Child’s classic 1989 film Mercy, from her celebrated “Is…

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Speed Cinema Presents: Zama

January 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Lucretia Martel “Surreal ambiguity, Kafaesque bureaucratic farce and mysterious nature are intoxicating.” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter Argentinean auteur Lucrecia Martel’s (The Holy Girl, The Headless Woman) first feature film in nine years charts the steady unraveling of an officer of the Spanish crown in 18th-century South America. He’s stationed in an area where the indigenous and colonial cultures in Latin America were experiencing an uneasy co-existence. Based on the novel by Antonio di Benedetto written in 1956,…

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February 2018

Lecture and Screening: Bruce Jenkins on Bruce Conner

February 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor Bruce Jenkins who also co-curated and co-wrote the catalogue for the Walker Art Center exhibition 2000 BC: The Bruce Conner Story Part II (1999) screens a selection of Bruce Conner’s ground-breaking films along with fascinating tales of the artist who has been frequently been named the father of the music video. Program length: 90 minutes. Free. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER.   Image…

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