2017 FLYOVER FILM FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 23 @ 5:30pm

AND THEN I GO

In the cruel world of junior high, Edwin suffers in a state of anxiety and alienation alongside his only friend, Flake. Misunderstood and demoralized daily, their fury simmers quietly until an idea for vengeance offers them a terrifying release. Based on the acclaimed novel “Project X” by Jim Shepard, this unflinching look at adolescence explores how the powerful bonds of childhood friendship and search for belonging can become a matter of life or death.

95 minutes

Location: Kentucky Center Bomhard Theater

Q&A with Director Vincent Grashaw and the film's lead actor, Arman Darbo to follow film screening. 

Post-screening reception at 21c Museum Hotel.

Co-presented with the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts.


Monday, July 24 @ 5:30pm

Taste of Flyover: A 3-course Food and Film Event

The evening begins at 5:30pm with Taste of Flyover, featuring heavy Southern-inspired bites and recipes featured in Chef Edward Lee's cookbook, "Smoke and Pickles." 

One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts is the story of fourth-generation cattleman Will Harris’s evolution from industrial, commodity cowboy to sustainable, humane food producer. Harris’s work in Georgia shows we can adapt agricultural practices and raise and grow healthy food in harmony with nature. Wild Oak Pastures is a prospering testament to the economic and environmental benefits of regenerative food production - boasting healthy soils, thriving farm animals, and a diverse eco-system. Jobs created there are breathing new life into a community forgotten after the industrialization of agriculture. The land that once sustained only a cow/calf operation now is home to cattle, goats, pigs, turkeys, chickens and more. Any given day there are 100,000 beating hearts present at White Oak Pastures – all happy to be there.

15 minutes

Fermented - An ancient and mysterious food preservation technique, this is a story tracing back to the origins of humankind. Throughout history it kept people nourished in both barren winters and desert heat. At first, chef Lee seeks out answers to the question of what fermentation is by exploring the process of making cheese, bread, beer, and charcuterie. We find out how flavor has taken over as the main reason for keeping the tradition of fermentation alive through profiles of kimchi, kombucha, and pickles - showing that it isn’t just the process, but the results that keep us wanting more.

As Edward shares these experiences, stories, and recipes, we begin to better understand how a tradition can give rise to a contemporary trend, and how the culture and history of fermentation is in all of us. Even in the era of refrigeration and canning, where food is in abundance, fermentation still thrives - not as a means for survival - but as a way of creating unique deliciousness and depth of flavor. It’s something we want, a taste that we can’t get enough of.

67 minutes     Watch the Trailer

Location: Kentucky Center Bomhard Theater

One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts and Fermented will be followed by a Q&A with Directors Peter Byck and Jonathan Cianfrani and Chef Edward Lee.

Co-presented with the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts.


Tuesday, July 25 @ 5:30pm

SERENADE FOR HAITI - SOLD OUT

A classical music school in the heart of Port-au-Prince, Haiti thrives despite decades of entrenched poverty and political strife. When a catastrophic earthquake completely destroys the school in 2010, a stunned and devastated faculty and student body must pick up the pieces and find a way to move forward.

Please join us at 5:30p at the Speed Cinema for a pre-screening reception with hosted bar and light appetizers courtesy of Owsley Brown Presents and the Louisville Film Society.

70 minutes      Visit Serenade for Haiti's Website

Location: Speed Cinema

Q&A with Director Owsley Brown III and special guests to follow screening.


Wednesday, July 26 @ 7:00pm

MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

World Premiere and winner of 2017 SXSW Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature and soon to be released nationally by Samuel Goldwyn Films. 

Most Beautiful Island is a psychological thriller examining the plight of undocumented female immigrants hoping to make a life in New York City. Shot on Super 16mm with an intimate, voyeuristic sensibility, Most Beautiful Island chronicles one harrowing day in the life of Luciana, a young immigrant woman struggling to make ends meet while striving to escape her past. As Luciana's day unfolds, she is whisked, physically and emotionally, through a series of troublesome and unforeseeable extremes. Before her day is done, she inadvertently finds herself a central participant in a cruel game where lives are placed at risk, and psyches are twisted and broken for the perverse entertainment of a privileged few.  

 80 minutes    Watch the trailer

Location: Speed Cinema

Q&A  with Director/Actress Ana Asensio to follow screening.


Thursday, July 27 @ 7:00pm - SOLD OUT!

 5:00pm show just added!

TRAGEDY GIRLS

Tragedy Girls, a twist on the slasher genre following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

98 minutes     Visit the Tragedy Girls website

Location: Speed Cinema

Q&A with Director Tyler MacIntyre to follow screening.


Friday, July 28 @ 7:00pm

Beauty Mark

Inspired by true events, a young mother taking care of her three year old son and her alcoholic mother in a poverty-stricken area of downtown Louisville, finds out the house they're living in is condemned and must move immediately. With her family being forced out, and only sixty-five dollars to her name, she has to get the money from the only person she knows with any - the man who abused her as a child.

87 minutes    Visit the Beauty Mark Facebook page

Location: Kentucky Center Bomhard Theater

Q&A with Director Harris Doran and special guests to follow screening.

Following the Q&A, there will be an After-Party for all Flyover filmmakers, audience members, sponsors and the general public in the lobby of the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Live music from local musicians whose work is featured in the week's Flyover films, along with a cash bar and affordable bites available for purchase.

Co-presented with the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts.


*FREE AND OPEN TO THE* PUBLIC

Friday, July 28 @ 9:00pm

FLYOVER FILM FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

Following the Kentucky Premiere of BEAUTY MARK, there will be an After-Party for all Flyover filmmakers, audience members, sponsors and the general public in the lobby of the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Live music from local musicians whose work is featured in the week's Flyover films, along with a cash bar and affordable bites available for purchase.