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Wednesday July 10 6-8p


Celebrate local filmmaking with the Louisville Film Society and 21c Museum Hotel Louisville during a Pre-Flight Reception in honor of the 11th annual Flyover Film Festival. Gather in the 21c Atrium Gallery to meet the filmmakers and gear up for the festival with teasers of the films. Free and open to the public. Enjoy complimentary light bites, Coppola wines and a custom Tito's cocktail (while supplies last).

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Sunday, July 21 @ 6pm & Thursday, July 25 @ 6pm

the butterfly trees

The Butterfly Trees is a documentary feature film that captures the transcontinental journey of the eastern monarch butterflies on their epic migration from the forested shores of Southern Canada to the rare and ancient oyamel fir trees of Central Mexico. Part science, part adventure, and part love story, the film is a captivating reflection on the profound mysteries of the natural world and the ties that irrevocably connect us all. The story weaves together a wondrous tapestry of stunning visuals, passion for discovery, and the eclectic mix of the people for whom these butterflies have become a lifelong obsession

Documentary, 82 minutes.

Connection to Kentucky:  Director and Writer Kay Milam is a long time Louisville resident who has worked in the film industry for many years. Narrated by Louisville musician Will Oldham. The Butterfly Trees was a Fiscally Sponsored Project of the Louisville Film Society.

Festival History: Won Best Documentary at Festival Sayuilta, Best Feature Film at Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Audience Award at Cinema Verde, Platinum Award at Worldfest Houston, Award of Excellence and Impact Doc Awards, and Official Selection of Sedona International Film Festival, Valle Festival, Santa Cruz International Film Festival and Over the Rhine Festival.

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Social Media: FB & IG @thebutterflytrees

Location: Speed Cinema

Q&A with Director Kay Milam to follow screenings. 

Co-presented with the Speed Cinema.   $9 general/$7 LFS & Speed members

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Sunday, July 21 @ 8pm & Monday, July 22 @ 6pm

burning kentucky

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.

Drama, 91 minutes.

Connection to Kentucky: Bethany Brooke Anderson is a native Kentuckian. Over 75% of the cast and crew was 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 and Best Actress at Mammoth Film Festival. Won best Feature Chattanooga Film Festival and Garden State Film Festival. Won Best Supporting Actress Richmond International Film Festival.

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Social Media: FB @burningkentuckymovie IG @burningkentuckyfilm

Location: Speed Cinema

Q&A with Director, Writer and Producer Bethany Brooke Anderson and cast members Augie Duke, Dara Jade Tiller, Emilie Dhir and John Pyper Ferguson to follow screenings.

Co-presented with the Speed Cinema.   $9 general/$7 LFS & Speed members

Burning Kentucky - 7/21 - 8p
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Burning Kentucky - 7/22 - 6p
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Monday, July 22 @ 8pm & Tuesday, July 23 @ 6pm


When Daniel, a successful real estate developer, must evict Nina, a mysterious small-time psychic struggling to provide for her young son, the last thing he expects in return is a free reading. But when Nina senses the spirit of Daniel’s dead wife, a once-promising artist, his desire to reconnect with her quickly becomes an obsession. Haunted by memories, Daniel is determined to reunite with his wife—who may have designs of her own. Soon, Daniel and Nina must each decide how far they’ll go to get what they want in this supernatural, psychological thriller.

Drama, 101 minutes.

Connection to Kentucky:  Perception was filmed entirely in Louisville with local crew and supporting cast. Native Louisvillian Wes Ramsey stars as lead actor. The soundtrack includes a song by local group The Pass.

Festival History: DTLA Film Festival.  To be distributed by Gravitas.

Website of film:

Website of trailer: n/a

Facebook : FB & IG @perceptionamovie

Location: Speed Cinema

Q&A with Director, Co-writer and Producer Ilana Rein and lead actor Wes Ramsey to follow screenings. 

Co-presented with the Speed Cinema.   $9 general/$7 LFS & Speed members

Perception - 7/22 - 8p
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Perception - 7/23 - 6p
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Tuesday, July 23 @ 8pm

a destruction

Humera, an 11-year old girl from a remote village off the coast of Karachi, Pakistan, dreams of becoming a doctor. When the only school in her community comes under threat of closure, Humera faces intense pressure to forego her education for an arranged marriage. A DESTRUCTION follows the trajectory of Humera's life as it reaches a critical point: when she must maintain the determination to stay in school or risk falling prey to the cycle of poverty.

Documentary, 70 minutes.

Connection to Kentucky: Director/Producer Urooj Yazdani grew up in Columbia, KY. After graduating from high school in Adair County, she studied Biology at the University of Kentucky. She then attended graduate and medical school out-of-state before returning home to complete post-graduate training at the a University of Louisville, where she is currently a resident in the Department of Psychiatry.

Festival History: Work in Progress screening. Developed as part of the Tribeca Film Institute.

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Social Media: FB & IG @adestructionfilm

Location: Speed Cinema

Q&A with Director and Producer Urooj Yazdani and Cinematographer Omar Nabulsi to follow screening.

Co-presented with the Speed Cinema.   $9 general/$7 LFS & Speed members

A Destruction - 7/23 - 8p
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Wednesday, July 24 @ 6pm

Indie Directors panel

Flyover Film Festival Directors Kay Milam, Bethany Brooke Anderson, Ilana Rein, Urooj Yazdani, Ani Simon-Kennedy and Soozie Eastman will participate in the discussion which will focus on their personal journey within the film industry, as well as explore the broader aspects of representation in film, including the range and available roles for women both in front of and behind the camera.

70 minutes.

Location: Speed Cinema

Co-presented with the Speed Cinema.   

Free for LFS and Speed members (Tickets must be reserved in advance. Use discount code at checkout.), $5 students, filmmakers, $9 general admission, $14 total for combined Panel and 8:00 p.m. Short History ticket.

Indie Directors Panel - 7/24 - 6pm
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Wednesday, July 24 @ 8pm

the short history of the long road

Teenage Nola grew up living out of a van with her charismatic father, Clint; two nomads against the world. When tragedy strikes, Nola must confront the reality of life on the road alone. She'll need to take the wheel for the first time learning to own her grief, her past and her new destination.

Drama, 90 minutes.

Connection to Kentucky:  Executive Producer Stu Pollard is a Louisville native.

Festival History:  Tribeca Film Festival, Bentonville Film Festival, The Chicago Critics Film Festival, Berkshire International Film Festival.

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Social Media: FB & IG @shorthistorylongroad #ShortHistoryLongRoad

Location: Speed Cinema

Q&A with Director and Writer Ani Simon-Kennedy to follow screening.

Co-presented with the Speed Cinema. $9 general/$7 LFS & Speed members/$14 Film and 6pm panel combo ticket

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Friday, July 26 @ 7:30pm

OVERload: america’s toxic love story

Before starting a family, Soozie Eastman, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, embarks on a journey to find out the levels of toxins in her body and explores if there is anything she or anyone else can do to change them. Soozie has just learned that hundreds of synthetic toxins are now found in every baby born in America and the government and chemical corporations are doing little to protect citizens and consumers. With guidance from world-renowned physicians and environmental leaders, interviews with scientists and politicians, and stories of everyday Americans, Soozie uncovers how we got to be so overloaded with chemicals and if there is anything we can do to take control of our exposure. Can we hit the reset button, or is it too late?

Documentary, 70 minutes.

Connection to Kentucky: Director and Producer Soozie Eastman is a born and raised Louisvillian. Film crew primarily local and majority of film was shot in Louisville.

Festival History: Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival. Fall distribution with Bullfrog Films.

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Social Media: FB & IG @overloadfilm

Q&A with Director and Producer Soozie Eastman to follow screening.

$9 general/$7 LFS & Speed members.


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Following the Q&A, there will be an After-Party for all Flyover filmmakers, Friday’s ticket holders and sponsors at the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Craft (KMAC) a couple doors east of the Science Center. Limited open bar and light bites offered (while supplies last).