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Summer classic: ‘Harvey’

If you are going to hang an entire movie on a central character who is an alcoholic and firmly believes he hangs out with a six-foot, 3-inch white rabbit, you need to have an actor who can pull it off. And … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek’

After a day of mourning his death, Robin Williams would probably be the first person to tell movie lovers they could use a good laugh. The Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics series has just the thing for us in the Preston … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘Double Indemnity’

It’s a classic film noir story line: A beautiful dame talks a gullible guy into killing her husband with the promise that they will run off together. Of course, it never quite works out that way. Wednesday’s Summer Classic at the Kentucky … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Lincoln mural: Small arts organizations, big impact

I drove into work today under the steady gaze of our nation’s 16th President and Kentucky’s No. 1 son, as I anticipate I will for many years to come. Eduardo Kobra’s 60-foot tall mural of President Abraham Lincoln on the … Continue reading

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