Category Archives: Film

Summer classic: ‘Mary Poppins’

If the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics series has a classic of its own, it has to be Mary Poppins. Showings of the Disney classic always attract packed houses of the young and young at heart. The Mary Poppins story has been told … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

America is the great melting pot, and one of cinema’s great 20th-century genres was the spaghetti Western: films about the American West, lensed by Italians, primarily Sergio Leone. For its Summer Classics series this Fourth of July week, the Kentucky Theatre … Continue reading

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Lexington fencing documentary premieres Thursday

Lexington filmmaker Sean Anderson has worked on films and productions for PBS, Starz, ABC News, CBS Sports and other national and international outlets. For his latest project, the filmmaker fixed his attention on a small Lexington fencing club and its … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: ‘Dr. Strangelove’

We may not be staring down mutually assured destruction the way we believed we were back in the Cold War days of the mid-20th century. But the recent tensions between the United States and Russia can make you oddly nostalgic … Continue reading

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Lexington filmmaker brings her big-city experience home

Stephanie Wyatt booked her first movie within days of moving to Los Angeles. But then, on the set, someone said something to her that would resonate through her entire stay in Hollywood. “This lady turned to me and said, ‘You’re … Continue reading

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Summer classic: Dr. Zhivago

The Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics Series has informal slots for Alfred Hitchcock films, Jimmy Stewart movies and a few other standards. David Lean epics would be another appropriate perennial. The 1965 Russian epic Dr. Zhivago came in the midst of an astonishing … Continue reading

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Warning, theatergoer: What is the critic’s role in flagging potentially offensive content?

The Book of Mormon, which just opened in Louisville for a two-week run, is one of those shows that presents a critic with dual challenges. I confronted this directly on Wednesday night, when I reviewed the show. On the one hand, you want … Continue reading

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Summer Classics: ‘Godzilla’

The 2014 Summer Classics series at the Kentucky Theatre kicks off today with an event in several ways. The series opener is a digital restoration of the original 1954 Japanese version of Godzilla. It comes as the film’s 60th anniversary is being … Continue reading

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BCTC grad honored in national film competition

Former Bluegrass Community and Technical College film student Kelley Cantrell was  a 2014 American Movie Awards finalist for her short film, The Marker. The 18-minute short is about a woman who claims she is being visited at night by a masked figure she … Continue reading

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Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics 2014

Film is said to be a director’s medium, and that plays out in this year’s Summer Classics series at the Kentucky Theatre. Even more striking than the titles is the list of esteemed directors the series boasts this year including … Continue reading

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