Directed by Bethany Brooke Anderson
In the foggy mountains of eastern Kentucky, a young woman searches for the missing pieces of a mysterious event that killed her family. When the truth is revealed, she must choose between the love of a man or avenging her family. 2019, U.S., DCP, 91 minutes. Recommended for 16 +.
With a post-screening discussion with director, writer, and producer Bethany Brooke Anderson and cast members Augie Duke, Dara Jade Tiller, Emilie Dhir, and John Pyper Ferguson at each screening.
Connection to Kentucky: Bethany Brooke Anderson is a native Kentuckian and 75% of the cast and crew are from Kentucky. Louisville Film Society was the fiscal sponsor of Burning Kentucky with 80% of the funding coming from Kentucky.
Festival History: Won Best Feature Film and Best Actress at the Mammoth Film Festival. Won Best Feature Film at the Chattanooga Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature Film at the Garden State Film Festival. Won Best Supporting Actress at the Richmond International Film Festival.
Flyover Film Festival at the Speed
Sunday, July 21-Thursday, July 25
The 11th annual Flyover Film Festival launches at the Speed Cinema with Kentucky premieres of five films that have ties to the Bluegrass, and all were helmed by female directors. This year’s program was not the result of a gender mandate, but instead a reflection of the quality of work submitted. As in years past, the Louisville Film Society board screened the submissions and curated the films with each member voting for their favorites. When the final tally came in, all of the top films were directed by women.
In addition to the regular Flyover Film Festival screenings, an Indie Directors Panel will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at 6 pm at the Speed Cinema.
Tickets to all screenings are $7 Louisville Film Society and Speed members, $9 general admission.
Tickets to the Indie Directors Panel are free for Louisville Film Society and Speed members and can be reserved in-advance, $5 for students and filmmakers, $9 general admission tickets. ($14 total for admission to the Panel and The Short History of The Long Road screening at 8 pm can be purchased HERE).
The Flyover Film Festival is co-presented by the Louisville Film Society and the Speed Cinema. Sponsors of the 2019 Flyover Film Festival include: 21c Museum Hotel, 180 Degrees, Frances Coppola Wines, lunacy unlimited, Rabbit Hole Distilling, Republic National Distributing Company, sonaBLAST, Tafel Flying, Aloft Hotels Louisville, and Tito’s Vodka.