Loading Events

← Back to Events

Speed Cinema

+ Google Map
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
(502) 634-2700

Upcoming

December 2016

Speed Cinema Presents: Aquarius

December 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho “A gift on a silver platter to Sonia Braga and to the viewer.”—Jay Weissberg, Variety In one of the sexiest and most politically engaged films of the year, Sonia Braga stars as a widow, cancer survivor, and retired music critic. As the final resident in the apartment building Aquarius, she steadfastly refuses to give up the home in which she has raised her family in the seaside Recife neighborhood in Brazil. The longer she stays,…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Powers of Ten and the Relative Size of Things in the Universe

December 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Charles and Ray Eames Designers and filmmakers Charles and Ray Eames discovered the 1957 book Cosmic View: The Universe in Forty Jumps and decided to adapt the system of exponential power to show the shifting nature of scale. Starting with a close-up shot of a man in a park sleeping lakeside in Chicago, the view zooms out to one meter away and continues out by a rate of 10 to the 10th meters each…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Powers of Ten and the Relative Size of Things in the Universe

December 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm - 1:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Charles and Ray Eames Designers and filmmakers Charles and Ray Eames discovered the 1957 book Cosmic View: The Universe in Forty Jumps and decided to adapt the system of exponential power to show the shifting nature of scale. Starting with a close-up shot of a man in a park sleeping lakeside in Chicago, the view zooms out to one meter away and continues out by a rate of 10 to the 10th meters each…

Find out more »

January 2017

Speed Cinema Presents: Harry Benson: Shoot First

January 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Matthew Miele and Justin Bare “Eminently compelling . . . fantastically edited.”–GeekRex The illustrious career of the renowned Scottish-born photographer Harry Benson is charted in this charming and cheeky documentary. Benson received initial attention having accompanied The Beatles to cover their inaugural trip the U.S. in 1964. With unprecedented access, Benson captured some the most vibrant and unguarded portraits ever taken of the most popular band in history. His extensive portfolio includes Winston Churchill, Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali,…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Harry Benson: Shoot First

January 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Matthew Miele and Justin Bare “Eminently compelling . . . fantastically edited.”–GeekRex The illustrious career of the renowned Scottish-born photographer Harry Benson is charted in this charming and cheeky documentary. Benson received initial attention having accompanied The Beatles to cover their inaugural trip the U.S. in 1964. With unprecedented access, Benson captured some the most vibrant and unguarded portraits ever taken of the most popular band in history. His extensive portfolio includes Winston Churchill, Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali,…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Harry Benson: Shoot First

January 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Matthew Miele and Justin Bare “Eminently compelling . . . fantastically edited.”–GeekRex The illustrious career of the renowned Scottish-born photographer Harry Benson is charted in this charming and cheeky documentary. Benson received initial attention having accompanied The Beatles to cover their inaugural trip the U.S. in 1964. With unprecedented access, Benson captured some the most vibrant and unguarded portraits ever taken of the most popular band in history. His extensive portfolio includes Winston Churchill, Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali,…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Contacts: William Klein

January 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sundays Film. Directed by William Klein The maverick photographer and filmmaker William Klein takes a candid and bold look at one contact sheet to critique his work and what goes into selecting and cropping an image to create a powerful photograph. 1983, France, video, 14 minutes. Presented in context with the weekend run of Harry Benson: Shoot First. Free. First come, first served.

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Harry Benson: Shoot First

January 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Matthew Miele and Justin Bare “Eminently compelling . . . fantastically edited.”–GeekRex The illustrious career of the renowned Scottish-born photographer Harry Benson is charted in this charming and cheeky documentary. Benson received initial attention having accompanied The Beatles to cover their inaugural trip the U.S. in 1964. With unprecedented access, Benson captured some the most vibrant and unguarded portraits ever taken of the most popular band in history. His extensive portfolio includes Winston Churchill, Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali,…

Find out more »

Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema Presents: 20th Century Women

January 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Mike Mills This national series, programmed by the venerable film critics and curators Harlan and Susan Jacobson, features a sneak preview screening of an art house film before its release, followed by a discussion. This series occurs monthly with events through April. Director Mike Mills’s (Beginners) semiautobiographical new feature film 20th Century Women centers on his coming of age in the late 1970s in Southern California and the women who helped shape him.  Set in Santa Barbara, the…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Signs of Humanity

January 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Willie Baronet and Tim Chumley On a cross-country trip traveling 24 cities, artist and professor Willie Baronet purchased more than 275 signs held up by homeless people. In this documentary capturing the trip, Baronet and his crew create connections between the sign makers and their lives. Baronet has purchased more than 1,000 signs over the past 20 years, and uses the collection to create installations that raise awareness about homelessness. The trip culminates in an exhibition at New…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Dekalog One & Two

January 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Krzystof Kieślowski “A mind-altering masterpiece.”—Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice Having drawn on the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and structure, Polish director Krzystof Kieślowski (Three Colors: Red, White, Blue; The Double Life of Véronique) created one of the most compelling works of the twentieth century. Originally created for Polish television, Dekalog is set in a housing complex in the late Communist period where the lives of the residents become subtly connected as they face moral dilemmas that are both…

Find out more »

When East Met West: The Tangled History of Ai Weiwei’s Twelve Zodiac Animals

January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

When East Met West: The Tangled History of Ai Weiwei’s Twelve Zodiac Animals Lecture by Dr. John R. Hale, University of Louisville The twelve bronze Chinese zodiac animals currently on view at the Speed Art Museum are contemporary works by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. But they were created as a tribute to an earlier set of zodiac animals created for a Ming Dynasty emperor by a visiting Italian artist, more than four centuries ago. This illustrated lecture presents the adventures…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Dekalog Three & Four

January 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Krzystof Kieślowski “A mind-altering masterpiece.”—Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice Having drawn on the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and structure, Polish director Krzystof Kieślowski (Three Colors: Red, White, Blue; The Double Life of Véronique) created one of the most compelling works of the twentieth century. Originally created for Polish television, Dekalog is set in a housing complex in the late Communist period where the lives of the residents become subtly connected as they face moral dilemmas that are both…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Dekalog Five & Six

January 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Krzystof Kieślowski “A mind-altering masterpiece.”—Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice Having drawn on the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and structure, Polish director Krzystof Kieślowski (Three Colors: Red, White, Blue; The Double Life of Véronique) created one of the most compelling works of the twentieth century. Originally created for Polish television, Dekalog is set in a housing complex in the late Communist period where the lives of the residents become subtly connected as they face moral dilemmas that are both…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Moonbird and Cockaboody

January 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Moonbird Directed by John and Faith Hubley Cockaboody Directed by Faith Hubley Animators John and Faith Hubley created magical films using the sound tracks of recordings of the improvised stories of their children. In the Oscar-winning Moonbird, their sons Mark and Ray relate a magical adventure as they hunt an imaginary bird (1959, U.S., 16mm, 10 minutes). In Cockaboody, preschool daughters Georgia and Emily (who would grow up to be a celebrated animator in her own…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Dekalog Seven & Eight

January 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Krzystof Kieślowski “A mind-altering masterpiece.”—Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice Having drawn on the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and structure, Polish director Krzystof Kieślowski (Three Colors: Red, White, Blue; The Double Life of Véronique) created one of the most compelling works of the twentieth century. Originally created for Polish television, Dekalog is set in a housing complex in the late Communist period where the lives of the residents become subtly connected as they face moral dilemmas that are both…

Find out more »

Cinecuisine: Tampopo

January 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Jûzô Itami An a la carte ramen dinner will be served in the Cinema lobby following the screening. “Consuming Tampopo as a drool-worthy dish requires you to consider the sum of it’s perfectly seasoned parts.”—Mallory Andrews, Movie Mezzanine This delectable “ramen western” is back on the big screen for the first time in decades due to a new 4K restoration. An enigmatic band of ramen cowboys guide a widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Dekalog Nine & Ten

January 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Krzystof Kieślowski “A mind-altering masterpiece.”—Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice Having drawn on the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and structure, Polish director Krzystof Kieślowski (Three Colors: Red, White, Blue; The Double Life of Véronique) created one of the most compelling works of the twentieth century. Originally created for Polish television, Dekalog is set in a housing complex in the late Communist period where the lives of the residents become subtly connected as they face moral dilemmas that are both…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The Unknown

January 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

The Speed Art Museum’s 90th Anniversary Celebration Directed by Tod Browning Louisville native Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks) directs one of Lon Chaney’s best silent films, released the year of the founding of the Speed Art Museum. Chaney stars as Alonzo the Armless, a circus sideshow performer with no arms who develops an attraction to the young partner (played by Joan Crawford) at whom he throws knives with his feet in the act—a woman who can’t stand to be touched. Is…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Topsy-Turvy

January 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Mike Leigh   This lively musical biography covers the fifteen-month period between 1884 and 1885 when Sir Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert conceived and developed their celebrated work The Mikado. Coming off a period of financial and creative differences, the playwright and composer have to work together to save their careers. Winner of two design Academy Awards for its lavish costume design and make up, the film also received nominations for Best Direction and…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Spa Night

January 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Andrew Ahn “The assured feature debut . . . affectingly expresses the tension between tradition and personal identity.”—Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times The sexual awakening of eighteen-year-old Korean American David Cho (Joe Seo in a celebrated performance) occurs within the spas and karaoke bars of Koreatown in Los Angeles. His role as the quiet and dutiful son of economically struggling immigrant parents is threatened as his emerging desires are tested by the lure of an all-male spa. Winner…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Pickpocket

January 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Robert Bresson “It’s one of [Bresson’s] greatest and purest films, full of hushed transgression and sudden grace.”—Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader. A highpoint of Robert Bresson’s career, this masterpiece of criminal choreography follows Michael, a young pickpocket who bides his time working the Parisian streets, subways, and train stations. Riding on the thrill of his success, he realizes that he may be pushing his luck with every job. Loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, the film shows…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Pickpocket

January 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Robert Bresson “It’s one of [Bresson’s] greatest and purest films, full of hushed transgression and sudden grace.”—Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader. A highpoint of Robert Bresson’s career, this masterpiece of criminal choreography follows Michael, a young pickpocket who bides his time working the Parisian streets, subways, and train stations. Riding on the thrill of his success, he realizes that he may be pushing his luck with every job. Loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, the film shows…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Purple Noon (Plein soleil)

January 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by René Clément “Seductive as it is suspenseful: a bracing study of amorality.”—Simon Kinnear, Total Film Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, this first film adaptation is a chilling tale of deception starring the dashing Alain Delon as Ripley. Sent to Italy to convince his wealthy friend Philippe to return to the U.S., Ripley becomes obsessed with the life of leisure and entitlement his friend enjoys. This obsession leads to a carefully enacted, cunning and violent…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Moonbird and Cockaboody

January 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Moonbird Directed by John and Faith Hubley Cockaboody Directed by Faith Hubley Animators John and Faith Hubley created magical films using the sound tracks of recordings of the improvised stories of their children. In the Oscar-winning Moonbird, their sons Mark and Ray relate a magical adventure as they hunt an imaginary bird (1959, U.S., 16mm, 10 minutes). In Cockaboody, preschool daughters Georgia and Emily (who would grow up to be a celebrated animator in her own…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Purple Noon (Plain soleil)

January 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by René Clément “Seductive as it is suspenseful: a bracing study of amorality.”—Simon Kinnear, Total Film Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, this first film adaptation is a chilling tale of deception starring the dashing Alain Delon as Ripley. Sent to Italy to convince his wealthy friend Philippe to return to the U.S., Ripley becomes obsessed with the life of leisure and entitlement his friend enjoys. This obsession leads to a carefully enacted, cunning and violent…

Find out more »

February 2017

Speed Cinema Presents: 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour, 16mm Program

February 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors Founded in 1963, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant garde and experimental film festival in North America.  For decades, the festival solely exhibited works finished on 16mm, but has recently included digital works that expand the cinematic form. Ann Arbor 16mm Program Ten new 16mm films from some of the festival’s favorite filmmaking talent including Australian Paper by Minjung Kim (winner of the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker) and the two winning selections…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour, 16mm Program

February 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors Founded in 1963, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant garde and experimental film festival in North America.  For decades, the festival solely exhibited works finished on 16mm, but has recently included digital works that expand the cinematic form. Ann Arbor 16mm Program Ten new 16mm films from some of the festival’s favorite filmmaking talent including Australian Paper by Minjung Kim (winner of the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker) and the two winning selections…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour, Digital Program

February 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors Founded in 1963, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant garde and experimental film festival in North America.  For decades, the festival solely exhibited works finished on 16mm, but has recently included digital works that expand the cinematic form. Ann Arbor Digital Program Nine new experimental, animated, documentary and narrative videos including Mateusz Sadowski’s Resonance (winner of the Chris Frayne Best Animated Film Award) and Ralitsa Doncheva’s Baba Dana Talks to the Wolves (winner of the…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Rififi (Du rififi chez les hommes)

February 5, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Jules Dassin After being blacklisted in Hollywood at the peak of the McCarthy era, American director Jules Dassin ventured to France where he would direct one of the greatest heist films of all time. Following four ex-cons living in Paris, this caper tracks the gang as they craft a plan for the greatest robbery of their lives. A tense, brutal, and oftentimes darkly funny crime thriller, Rififi is revered for its climactic robbery, a…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour, Digital Program

February 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors Founded in 1963, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant garde and experimental film festival in North America.  For decades, the festival solely exhibited works finished on 16mm, but has recently included digital works that expand the cinematic form. Ann Arbor Digital Program Nine new experimental, animated, documentary and narrative videos including Mateusz Sadowski’s Resonance (winner of the Chris Frayne Best Animated Film Award) and Ralitsa Doncheva’s Baba Dana Talks to the Wolves (winner of the…

Find out more »

Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema Presents: Land of Mine (Under sandet)

February 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Martin Zandvliet “Explosively understated.”—Bob Mondello, NPR Few films detail the immediate aftermath of conflict and occupation from the Second World War. After six years of war and terror, the lines between right and wrong had been eradicated. Land of Mine, the new film from Danish writer/director Martin Zandvliet, exposes the previously hidden story of Denmark’s darkest hour. In the days following the surrender of Nazi Germany in May 1945, German POWs held in Denmark were put to work…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Live Action

February 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Live Action For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 10. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary–this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 26. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Animated

February 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Animated For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 10. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary–this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 26. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Documentary

February 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Documentary For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 10. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary–this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 26. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l’echafaud)

February 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Louis Malle With a legendary soundtrack by Miles Davis, stunning cinematography from Henri Decaë, and the directorial eye of Louis Malle (Au revoir les enfants, My Dinner with Andre), this film noir played a defining role in the birth of the French New Wave. The debut work of Malle, the film centers on a pair of criminal lovers whose perfect crime goes awry when one of them becomes trapped in an elevator. Capturing the…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Animated

February 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Animated For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 10. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary–this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 26. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Live Action

February 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Live Action For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 10. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary–this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 26. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Animated

February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Animated For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 10. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary–this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 26. Co-presented with the Louisville Film Society. LFS offers…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro

February 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Raoul Peck Screening will include an introduction and post-screening discussion led by key members of the Louisville community. Jaison Gardner, Black Lives Matter-Louisville, Co-Founder and Dr. Kaila Story, Pan African Studies Department, UofL “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro – SOLD OUT

February 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Raoul Peck Screening will include an introduction and post-screening discussion led by key members of the Louisville community. Sadiqa Reynolds, Executive Director, Urban League-Louisville “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write and expands on his work, bringing the story to the…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro – SOLD OUT

February 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Raoul Peck “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write and expands on his work, bringing the story to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Hiroshima mon amour

February 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Alain Resnais After being commissioned to create a short documentary centering on the atomic bomb, director Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad, Night and Fog) enlisted novelist Marguerite Duras to craft a beautiful and experimental screenplay which would become Hiroshima mon amour. One of the most influential films of all time, as well as a defining film of the French New Wave, Hiroshima mon amour traces the brief but deeply intimate affair between a…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro – SOLD OUT

February 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Raoul Peck “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write and expands on his work, bringing the story to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro – SOLD OUT

February 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Raoul Peck “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write and expands on his work, bringing the story to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro – SOLD OUT

February 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Raoul Peck “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write and expands on his work, bringing the story to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Disturbing the Peace

February 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

A Special Screening of the 2017 Louisville Jewish Film Festival Directed by Stephen Apkon and Andrew Young This compelling documentary follows former combatants–Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison–who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say: “Enough.” Representatives from both sides join together to form Combatants for Peace, a nonviolent group that uses dialogue and the arts to find compassion and empathy to work towards their goal of ending…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro – SOLD OUT

February 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Raoul Peck “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write and expands on his work, bringing the story to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro – SOLD OUT

February 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Raoul Peck “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write and expands on his work, bringing the story to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro – SOLD OUT

February 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Raoul Peck “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write and expands on his work, bringing the story to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro – SOLD OUT

February 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Raoul Peck “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write and expands on his work, bringing the story to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The Battle of Algiers (La battaglia di Algeri)

February 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo With an enduring political influence, as relevant today as when it was first released, The Battle of Algiers is a treatise on the violence and brutality of modern warfare. Utilizing a newsreel style, the film vividly captures the brutality and fear which permeated the Algerian battle for independence. Focusing on the urban warfare between Algerian guerilla groups and French colonial forces, the film depicts the escalating violence that eventually began to draw…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro – SOLD OUT

February 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Raoul Peck “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write and expands on his work, bringing the story to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of…

Find out more »

March 2017

Speed Cinema Presents: Antonio Guadi – SOLD OUT

March 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara “Nothing less than astounding in its beauty and boldness.”—New York Times More a visual poem than a straightforward documentary, Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara (Woman in the Dunes) creates an audacious take on the buildings, interiors and parks designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926). One highlight is the massive, still-unfinished masterpiece—the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona. The director’s passion for Gaudi’s work comes through in every frame, as the bold and sensual tracing shots capture the curves of…

Find out more »

Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema Presents: The Commune (Kollektivet)

March 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg This new film from the lauded Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration, The Hunt) examines the fallout from the social upheavals of the 1970s through the microcosm of a Copenhagen commune. Erik and Anna are a young professional couple with a dream. Along with their daughter Freja, they establish a commune in Erik’s huge villa in the upmarket district of Copenhagen. With the family at the center of the story, we are invited into the utopian…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Embracing the Avant Garde

March 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Wavelength Directed by Michael Snow This is one of the key films of the Structuralist film movement, a term coined by film critic and writer P. Adams Sitney to categorize films in which the pre-determined shape of the film was more important than the content. This could include mathematical formulas applied to the length of images, looping sections of the film, or flickering of material, for example. In Wavelength, director Michael Snow starts with a wide shot of a studio…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Kedi – SOLD OUT

March 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Ceyda Torun “Splendidly graceful and quietly magical.”—Joe Leydon, Variety Since the heyday of the Ottoman Empire, thousands of cats have freely roamed all parts of Istanbul, Turkey as if they ruled the city. In a remarkable situation, many felines are on the spectrum from feral to friendly, choosing how they will interact with the humans who happen to share the city. This interaction of worlds is unique as men, women and children respect the autonomy of the cats…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Kedi

March 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Ceyda Torun “Splendidly graceful and quietly magical.”—Joe Leydon, Variety Since the heyday of the Ottoman Empire, thousands of cats have freely roamed all parts of Istanbul, Turkey as if they ruled the city. In a remarkable situation, many felines are on the spectrum from feral to friendly, choosing how they will interact with the humans who happen to share the city. This interaction of worlds is unique as men, women and children respect the autonomy of the cats…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Kedi

March 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Ceyda Torun “Splendidly graceful and quietly magical.”—Joe Leydon, Variety Since the heyday of the Ottoman Empire, thousands of cats have freely roamed all parts of Istanbul, Turkey as if they ruled the city. In a remarkable situation, many felines are on the spectrum from feral to friendly, choosing how they will interact with the humans who happen to share the city. This interaction of worlds is unique as men, women and children respect the autonomy of the cats…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: We Are a Horse Nation

March 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Owsley Free Sunday Screening Directed by Keith Braveheart and Jim Cortez This documentary demonstrates the relationships that exist and are being developed among the Oceti Sakowin (Lakota, Dakota, Nakota) peoples and the Sunka Wakan (Horse Nation). It focuses on the Sinte Gleska University’s Tiwahe Glu Kini Pi (Bringing the Family Back to Life) program that connects troubled youth with a curriculum on Lakota history and culture that includes horses and traditions. This equine therapy helps the young people reconnect with…

Find out more »

SOLD OUT: Speed Cinema Presents: Kedi

March 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Ceyda Torun “Splendidly graceful and quietly magical.”—Joe Leydon, Variety Since the heyday of the Ottoman Empire, thousands of cats have freely roamed all parts of Istanbul, Turkey as if they ruled the city. In a remarkable situation, many felines are on the spectrum from feral to friendly, choosing how they will interact with the humans who happen to share the city. This interaction of worlds is unique as men, women and children respect the autonomy of the cats…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The Salesman (Forushande)

March 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Asghar Farhadi “Leaves the viewer tense and breathless . . . There’s not much doubt that Farhadi’s work has revolutionized New Iranian Cinema.”—Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter Director Asghar Farhadi is the master of suspenseful domestic discord, creating situations from which you can’t turn away. He has an uncanny knack for enveloping the viewer, making them emotionally invested in the unfolding narrative. After their apartment becomes uninhabitable, a young married couple in Tehran acting in a production of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The Salesman (Forushande)

March 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Asghar Farhadi “Leaves the viewer tense and breathless . . . There’s not much doubt that Farhadi’s work has revolutionized New Iranian Cinema.”—Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter Director Asghar Farhadi is the master of suspenseful domestic discord, creating situations from which you can’t turn away. He has an uncanny knack for enveloping the viewer, making them emotionally invested in the unfolding narrative. After their apartment becomes uninhabitable, a young married couple in Tehran acting in a production of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The Salesman (Forushande)

March 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Asghar Farhadi “Leaves the viewer tense and breathless . . . There’s not much doubt that Farhadi’s work has revolutionized New Iranian Cinema.”—Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter Director Asghar Farhadi is the master of suspenseful domestic discord, creating situations from which you can’t turn away. He has an uncanny knack for enveloping the viewer, making them emotionally invested in the unfolding narrative. After their apartment becomes uninhabitable, a young married couple in Tehran acting in a production of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: William Eggleston in the Real World

March 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Michael Almereyda “Brilliant! A remarkably intimate, but also discreet portrait.” —Artforum Director Michael Almereyda fashions this intimate look into the life and work of renowned photographer William Eggleston. Following the photographer on trips to Kentucky, Los Angeles and New York, we get a glimpse into his process that results in hallucinatory color images that have been featured in many major museum collections. The film centers on Eggleston’s time in his home of Memphis, Tennessee.…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The Salesman (Forushande)

March 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Asghar Farhadi “Leaves the viewer tense and breathless . . . There’s not much doubt that Farhadi’s work has revolutionized New Iranian Cinema.”—Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter Director Asghar Farhadi is the master of suspenseful domestic discord, creating situations from which you can’t turn away. He has an uncanny knack for enveloping the viewer, making them emotionally invested in the unfolding narrative. After their apartment becomes uninhabitable, a young married couple in Tehran acting in a production of…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Our Heavenly Bodies (Wunder der Schopfung)

March 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Live Music + Film Directed by Hanns Walter Kornblum with a score performed live by Coupler In 1925, German director Hanns Walter Kornblum set out to create a film unlike any that had come before. His aim was a film that would serve as both a summation of all the astronomical knowledge available at the time and a dreamy investigation of what wonders might await humanity with the advent of space travel. With the help of fifteen special effects technicians…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

March 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “They’re breathtaking in their diversity and gorgeous to view.”—Marc Glassman, Classical 96.3 Since 1998, The Animation Show of Shows has selected the best in animated short films from the world’s top animation festivals such as Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Ottawa, and Berlin. The styles of animation vary widely, from hand-drawn to stop motion to the latest computer-generated imagery. Highlights include About a Mother, a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, Disney/Pixar’s Sweet Piper, and Mirror,…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

March 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “They’re breathtaking in their diversity and gorgeous to view.”—Marc Glassman, Classical 96.3 Since 1998, The Animation Show of Shows has selected the best in animated short films from the world’s top animation festivals such as Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Ottawa, and Berlin. The styles of animation vary widely, from hand-drawn to stop motion to the latest computer-generated imagery. Highlights include About a Mother, a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, Disney/Pixar’s Sweet Piper, and Mirror,…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

March 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “They’re breathtaking in their diversity and gorgeous to view.”—Marc Glassman, Classical 96.3 Since 1998, The Animation Show of Shows has selected the best in animated short films from the world’s top animation festivals such as Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Ottawa, and Berlin. The styles of animation vary widely, from hand-drawn to stop motion to the latest computer-generated imagery. Highlights include About a Mother, a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, Disney/Pixar’s Sweet Piper, and Mirror,…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: The Defenders with Jim Blanton

March 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film The quarterly series, The Defenders, returns with the dynamic screening program in which local well-known figures are invited to pick one of their guilty pleasure films, share it with the audience, and defend their choice after the screening. The audience is sworn to secrecy about what is screened. This month, Jim Blanton, the Director of the Louisville Free Public Library, shares a cult classic. Tickets will be available one hour before the screening in the Cinema…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

March 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Various Directors “They’re breathtaking in their diversity and gorgeous to view.”—Marc Glassman, Classical 96.3 Since 1998, The Animation Show of Shows has selected the best in animated short films from the world’s top animation festivals such as Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Ottawa, and Berlin. The styles of animation vary widely, from hand-drawn to stop motion to the latest computer-generated imagery. Highlights include About a Mother, a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, Disney/Pixar’s Sweet Piper, and Mirror,…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Dark Night

March 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:25 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Tim Sutton “A haunting, thought-provoking piece of work, made infinitely more powerful by the things it chooses not to show.”—Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly An artfully understated critique of American gun culture, based around the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado that took place during a multiplex screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Tim Sutton’s Dark Night is a jarring, gripping work of American independent cinema. Shot in Sarasota, Florida and lensed by veteran French DP Helene Louvart (Pina, The…

Find out more »

April 2017

Speed Cinema Presents: Dark Night

April 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Tim Sutton “A haunting, thought-provoking piece of work, made infinitely more powerful by the things it chooses not to show.”—Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly An artfully understated critique of American gun culture, based around the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado that took place during a multiplex screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Tim Sutton’s Dark Night is a jarring, gripping work of American independent cinema. Shot in Sarasota, Florida and lensed by veteran French DP Helene Louvart (Pina, The…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Dark Night

April 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:25 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Tim Sutton “A haunting, thought-provoking piece of work, made infinitely more powerful by the things it chooses not to show.”—Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly An artfully understated critique of American gun culture, based around the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado that took place during a multiplex screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Tim Sutton’s Dark Night is a jarring, gripping work of American independent cinema. Shot in Sarasota, Florida and lensed by veteran French DP Helene Louvart (Pina, The…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker

April 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:05 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Joanne Grant “Fundi does exactly what Ella Baker does: it gives us the courage to act on our own—and to affect the future.”—Gloria Steinem The roles that women played in major political movements are too often overlooked in history. This inspiring documentary reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, played in shaping the American Civil Rights movement. This charismatic activist was affectionately known as the Fundi,…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Dark Night

April 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Tim Sutton “A haunting, thought-provoking piece of work, made infinitely more powerful by the things it chooses not to show.”—Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly An artfully understated critique of American gun culture, based around the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado that took place during a multiplex screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Tim Sutton’s Dark Night is a jarring, gripping work of American independent cinema. Shot in Sarasota, Florida and lensed by veteran French DP Helene Louvart (Pina, The…

Find out more »

SOLD OUT – Speed Cinema Presents: 1984

April 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:55 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

National Event Day Screening Directed by Michael Radford “It’s the linguistic cargo—the story of “Newspeak,” the outlining of the censor’s calling—that makes this tale still fearful.”—Richard von Busack, MetroActive On this date, over 100 art house theaters across the country will be participating in a National Event Day screening of an adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four starring the late John Hurt. Scheduled to coincide with the day Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins to rebel against his oppressive government by…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

April 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Chantal Akerman “A feminist masterwork of minimalist constraint; a cinematic powerhouse of narrative innuendo: Chantal Akerman’s pi ce de résistance.”—director Todd Haynes A unique and compelling work in film history, this early film by Chantal Akerman meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of a middle-aged widow whose chores include making the beds, cooking dinner for her teenaged son, and turning an occasional trick. Striking in its sparseness, the film’s domestic regimen is engrossing,…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Dialogue with My Grandmother (Dialogo con mi abuela), Director in Person

April 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Director in Person: Gloria Rolando Casamayor “A beautifully constructed love letter.”—Pan African Film Festival Gloria Rolando’s body of film work has primarily focused on the cross-sections of African and Caribbean roots of Cuban culture. In this, her most recent film, she approaches her own family history detailing the close relationship she shared with her grandmother, Inocencia. Through a first-person narrative, Rolando invites us in to the everyday life of a poor Cuban woman of African descent born in 1906. Through…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Alive and Kicking

April 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Susan Glatzer “The action that Alive and Kicking captures is so transfixing that one marvels that dancers can keep it up for five years, much less five decades.”—John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter This lively dance documentary offers an intimate insider’s peek into the culture of contemporary swing dance and its resurgence in modern society. Despite the troubles they are facing, the swing dancers exhibit exuberance, joy and even giddiness while they lose themselves in the dance. Boiled down…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Alive and Kicking

April 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Susan Glatzer “The action that Alive and Kicking captures is so transfixing that one marvels that dancers can keep it up for five years, much less five decades.”—John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter This lively dance documentary offers an intimate insider’s peek into the culture of contemporary swing dance and its resurgence in modern society. Despite the troubles they are facing, the swing dancers exhibit exuberance, joy and even giddiness while they lose themselves in the dance. Boiled down…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Alive and Kicking

April 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Susan Glatzer “The action that Alive and Kicking captures is so transfixing that one marvels that dancers can keep it up for five years, much less five decades.”—John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter This lively dance documentary offers an intimate insider’s peek into the culture of contemporary swing dance and its resurgence in modern society. Despite the troubles they are facing, the swing dancers exhibit exuberance, joy and even giddiness while they lose themselves in the dance. Boiled down…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Mindscape and The Hunting Lesson

April 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Mindscape and The Hunting Lesson Directed by Jacques Drouin Renowned for his meticulously crafted surrealist films, Jacques Drouin’s pinscreen animations are swirling visions which defy reality yet remain potently lifelike. In his second feature, Mindscape, an artist steps through his canvas into a landscape governed by symbolism and artistry (1976, Canada, video, 7 minutes). In A Hunting Lesson, Drouin transforms a children’s book by Jacques Godbout into a visually stunning meditation on respect for nature and…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Alive and Kicking

April 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Susan Glatzer “The action that Alive and Kicking captures is so transfixing that one marvels that dancers can keep it up for five years, much less five decades.”—John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter This lively dance documentary offers an intimate insider’s peek into the culture of contemporary swing dance and its resurgence in modern society. Despite the troubles they are facing, the swing dancers exhibit exuberance, joy and even giddiness while they lose themselves in the dance. Boiled down…

Find out more »

Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema Presents: Graduation (Bacalaureat)

April 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:10 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Cristian Mungiu “Meticulously structured.”—Stuart Klawans, The Nation Romeo, a physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad. His plan is close to succeeding–Eliza has won a scholarship to study psychology in the U.K. She just has to pass her final exams–a formality for such a good student. On the day before her first written exam, Eliza…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: After the Storm (Umi Yori Mo Mada Fukaku)

April 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda  “Undoubtedly one of Kore-eda’s best.”—John Beasdale, CineVue From celebrated Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda (After Life, Still Walking), comes this powerful story of a family reconciling in the wake of a disaster. A formerly successful novelist works as a struggling detective under the pretense of doing research for his new novel. He blows his income on gambling which further estranges himself from his aging mother, ex-wife and 11-year-old son. When a typhoon brings the family members together…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: After the Storm (Umi Yori Mo Mada Fukaku)

April 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda  “Undoubtedly one of Kore-eda’s best.”—John Beasdale, CineVue From celebrated Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda (After Life, Still Walking), comes this powerful story of a family reconciling in the wake of a disaster. A formerly successful novelist works as a struggling detective under the pretense of doing research for his new novel. He blows his income on gambling which further estranges himself from his aging mother, ex-wife and 11-year-old son. When a typhoon brings the family members together…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: After the Storm (Umi Yori Mo Mada Fukaku)

April 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda “Undoubtedly one of Kore-eda’s best.”—John Beasdale, CineVue From celebrated Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda (After Life, Still Walking), comes this powerful story of a family reconciling in the wake of a disaster. A formerly successful novelist works as a struggling detective under the pretense of doing research for his new novel. He blows his income on gambling which further estranges himself from his aging mother, ex-wife and 11-year-old son. When a typhoon brings the family members together…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Mindscape and The Hunting Lesson

April 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Mindscape and The Hunting Lesson Directed by Jacques Drouin Renowned for his meticulously crafted surrealist films, Jacques Drouin’s pinscreen animations are swirling visions which defy reality yet remain potently lifelike. In his second feature, Mindscape, an artist steps through his canvas into a landscape governed by symbolism and artistry (1976, Canada, video, 7 minutes). In A Hunting Lesson, Drouin transforms a children’s book by Jacques Godbout into a visually stunning meditation on respect for nature and…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: After the Storm (Umi Yori Mo Mada Fukaku)

April 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda  “Undoubtedly one of Kore-eda’s best.”—John Beasdale, CineVue From celebrated Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda (After Life, Still Walking), comes this powerful story of a family reconciling in the wake of a disaster. A formerly successful novelist works as a struggling detective under the pretense of doing research for his new novel. He blows his income on gambling which further estranges himself from his aging mother, ex-wife and 11-year-old son. When a typhoon brings the family members together…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents:
Embracing the Avant Garde: The Illinois Parables

April 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Embracing the Avant-Garde: This new monthly series focuses on key experimental films with expanded introductions. Directed by Deborah Stratman “It has the power both to soothe complicated feelings about America and to inflame them.”—A.O. Scott, New York Times Deborah Stratman’s latest documentary essay is a vibrant and often disturbing exploration of unmarked landscapes as visible traces left by a troubling history. Composed of image and text, archival footage and reenactments, the film delves into histories of settlement, removal, violence and…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Sacred

April 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:25 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Thomas Lennon “A diverse, well-rounded, and visually breathtaking documentary.”—Outtake Directed by Oscar-winner Thomas Lennon (The Blood of Yingzhou District) and shot around the world by 40 filmmaking crews, Sacred immerses audiences in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious dogmas dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as a primary human experience. While global in scope, the film remains intensely intimate as its subjects navigate the milestones and crises of private…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Sacred

April 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Thomas Lennon “A diverse, well-rounded, and visually breathtaking documentary.”—Outtake Directed by Oscar-winner Thomas Lennon (The Blood of Yingzhou District) and shot around the world by 40 filmmaking crews, Sacred immerses audiences in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious dogmas dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as a primary human experience. While global in scope, the film remains intensely intimate as its subjects navigate the milestones and crises of private…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Sacred

April 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:25 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Thomas Lennon “A diverse, well-rounded, and visually breathtaking documentary.”—Outtake Directed by Oscar-winner Thomas Lennon (The Blood of Yingzhou District) and shot around the world by 40 filmmaking crews, Sacred immerses audiences in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious dogmas dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as a primary human experience. While global in scope, the film remains intensely intimate as its subjects navigate the milestones and crises of private…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Mindscape and The Hunting Lesson

April 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Mindscape and The Hunting Lesson Directed by Jacques Drouin Renowned for his meticulously crafted surrealist films, Jacques Drouin’s pinscreen animations are swirling visions which defy reality yet remain potently lifelike. In his second feature, Mindscape, an artist steps through his canvas into a landscape governed by symbolism and artistry (1976, Canada, video, 7 minutes). In A Hunting Lesson, Drouin transforms a children’s book by Jacques Godbout into a visually stunning meditation on respect for nature and…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Kiki

April 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:35 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by Sara Jordenö “Exhilarating . . . an indelible, must-see ode to gay New York.”—Manohla Dargis, New York Times 25 years after Paris is Burning introduced the art of voguing to the world, Kiki revisits New York’s thriving underground ballroom culture. It’s a larger-than-life world in which LGBTQ youth of color are empowered by staging elaborate dance competitions that showcase their dynamic choreography, fabulous costumes, and fierce attitudes. It’s also a safe space for teens who find acceptance, support,…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Always for Pleasure

April 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film Directed by Les Blank “What mostly comes across in Blank’s work, though, is his sheer love for humanity, especially for people dwelling on the margins.”—Mike D’Angelo, A.V. Club Director Les Blank produced documentaries for nearly 50 years, honing in on cultural spots and movements typically overlooked. His films focused on music, food, and regionally-specific delights. In Always for Pleasure, he created a raucous tribute to the sight, sounds, social traditions and flavors of New Orleans. The…

Find out more »

Speed Cinema Presents: Jewel’s Catch One

April 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Directed by C. Fitz “A worthy and necessary slice of history.”—Andrew Barker, Variety Jewel’s Catch One documents the oldest Black-owned disco in America and honors the legacy of businesswoman, activist, and healer, Jewel Thais-Williams, who stood up against hate and discrimination for 42 years. Four decades of music, fashion, celebrity, and activism were centered on the L.A. club Jewel’s Catch One which served as the center for breaking down racial, social and cultural barriers. One of the original safe spaces…

Find out more »

May 2017

Speed Cinema Presents: Manuscripts Don’t Burn

May 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 2:35 pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

Free Owsley Sunday Film The Seventh Art Stand The Seventh Art Stand is a nation-wide series of films presented by movie theaters and community centers across the U.S. as an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia. In May 2017, screenings across the U.S. will showcase films from the countries affected by Islamophobia and the Muslim Ban. The Network of Arab Alternative Screens (NAAS) joins U.S. theaters in this coalitional effort to elevate the cinemas and stories of our friends and…

Find out more »
+ Export Events