Cinema

Effective April 8, there will be no capacity limits in the Speed Cinema and masks will be recommended but not required for guests. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours will still be required. For more information about safety precautions within the Museum, visit our Know Before You Go page.

Support for Speed Cinema comes from Kentucky Select Properties

Dean Otto currently serves as the Curator of Film. To learn more about Dean and the Speed Cinema, read the full press release here. Photo by Rafael Gamo.

Stay Prayed Up

June 24, 25, & 26

This new documentary is a spirited celebration of 82-year-old Lena Mae Perry and her legendary North Carolina gospel group The Branchettes. The film documents The Branchettes as they record their first, fully live album.

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Memoria

June 17, 18, & 19

From the extraordinary mind of Cannes Film Festival Palme D’or-winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewitching drama about a Scottish woman, who, after, hearing a loud band at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia.

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The Conversation

June 10, 11, & 12

One of Francis Ford Coppola’s most celebrated works from the early 1970s, The Conversation is receiving a revival release with a new 35mm print.

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Exhibition on Screen
Pissarro: Father of Impressionism

June 4 & 5

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism. It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work.

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Mau

June 3 & 4

The unlikely story of design visionary Bruce Mau and his ever-optimistic push for massive change. From creating Coca Cola’s global sustainability platform to rethinking a 1000-year plan for Mecca, Mau has expanded the definition of design over the course of his career.

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Executioners (Yin doi hou hap zyun)

May 28 & 29

The kung fu crusaders known as Thief Catcher (Maggie Cheung), Invisible Woman (Michelle Yeoh), and Wonder Woman (Anita Mui) return in this gritty, postapocalyptic sequel to the blockbuster Hong Kong action hit The Heroic Trio.

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The Heroic Trio (Dung fong sam hap)

May 27 & 28

The supernova star power of Hong Kong cinema icons Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, and Anita Mui propels this gloriously unrestrained action extravaganza from genre maestro Johnnie To, which injects its martial-arts mayhem with a blast of comic-book lunacy.

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Sunday Showcase: Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics: Empowering Women One Quilt at a Time

May 22

This episode from the nine-part PBS series focuses on the historical and contemporary roles of quilts as an avenue of personal express, a sly medium of social and political opinion, and a building block of financial security.

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Diva

May 20, 21, & 22

Screened in 35mm, the slick, stylish, and sexy French cult classic is back to thrill and dazzle audiences once again.

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The Automat

May 13, 14, & 15

Before fast food, one American empire was unstoppable—The Automat. It served affordable-priced quality food to millions for more than a century offering comfortable interiors, and state of technology.

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Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema: The Phantom of the Open

May 14

The Phantom of the Open is the heartwarming and unbelievably true story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World's Worst Golfer. Starring Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins, and Rhys Ifans, Craig Roberts' film is a celebration of an eternal optimist who never let his sporting inadequacies stand in the way of his dreams. 

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2022 Louisville Film Society Short Film Slam

May 12

Co-presented by the Louisville Film Society, local filmmakers will present short works of fifteen minutes or less followed by questions and comments from the audience.  This edition features a special jury prize of $500 for the best film of the slam.

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