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FEATURED EVENT

2023 Flyover Film Festival

THURSDAY, JULY 27 - SUNDAY, JULY 30

Event Schedule

Thursday @ 7:30p • Pre-Flight Party

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West 6th Brewing, Nulu
Join us for the kick-off party for our 2023 Festival! We’ll have film trailers running from our upcoming screenings, charcuterie bites to eat, complimentary Coppola wine, and two drink tickets for attendees, featuring West 6th beer!

Directions: 817 E Market St, Louisville, 40206

Friday @ 7:00p • King Coal + Q&A

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KING COAL + Q&A
Director Elaine McMillion Sheldon grew up in Appalachia and her film shows how the cultural roots of coal continue to permeate the rituals of daily life in the area even as its economic power wanes. This documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January to great acclaim.

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Friday @ 9:00p • Opening Night After Party

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Bourbons Bistro
Join us after the screening of KING COAL for our opening night party! We’ll have heavy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary Coppola wine, and two drink tickets, featuring pours of Rabbit Hole bourbon and our very own Woodford Reserve LFS bourbon barrel pick.

Directions: 2255 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, 40206

Saturday @ 12:00p • Louder Than You Think + Q&A

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Louder Than You Think + Q&A
This documentary is an up-close cinematic walkabout through the life of Gary Young, the original (and highly unlikely) drummer of indie rock royalty, Pavement. Winner of the Audience Award for the 24 BPM Section of the SXSW Film Festival.

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Saturday @ 2:30p • Shorts Block A

Join us on Saturday, July 29, at 2:30 pm in Cinema + for a captivating afternoon of short films presented by various talented directors. Immerse yourself in a collection of thought-provoking stories, each unique in its perspective and storytelling style.

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Poof
Ruby and Paula Are Gearing Up to Be Their Own Bosses Through Multi-level Success Magnet Fyzzle Cosmetics When a Small Dog, a Medium Amount of Blood, and a Box of Loose Powder Conspire Against Them.

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Homework on a Saturday? Madness. Rebellious Jessie Is Forced to Work with Bookish Madison on a Ghost Hunting Science Project for School.

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Danny Boy
Not All Battlefields Are Physical. Set on VJ Day 1945, Danny Boy Is a Riveting Silent Film That Explores Parallel Narratives of Grief and Joy on One Tremendous Day in American History.

Flying+Blind

Flying Blind
A Young Man Who Grew Up During the Spectacular Glow of the Space Race Is Forced to Confront the Reality That His Dreams of the Stars Might Not Be Where His Fate Lies.

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The Realization of Childhood Dreams
Ordella Walker and Amy Stolee, Schoolteachers from Rural Minnesota, Took a Trip by Train in 1933 That Expanded Their Picture of the World Around Them.

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Missing in the Midwest
Filmmaker Harper Brock Journeys Back to Her Roots to Learn What Happened to Her Cousin Joelle Lockwood Whose 2014 Abduction Case Shocked Southwestern Indiana.

Saturday @ 5:00p • Filmmaker Panel (Free)

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Filmmaker Panel presented by the Kentucky Call Sheet Podcast
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear in-depth stories from some of the incredible and artistic filmmakers of the 2023 Flyover Film Festival. This event is free (first-come, first-served).

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Saturday @ 7:00p • Glitter & Doom + Q&A

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Glitter & Doom + Q&A
Glitter & Doom is a fantastical summer romance musical told with the iconic tunes of the Indigo Girls. A musician who wears charisma as camouflage and a carefree kid about to run away with the circus fall in love at first sight. Will 29 days be enough time to fall in love forever?

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Saturday @ 9:00p • Post-Screening After Party

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21c Museum Louisville
Join us after the screening of GLITTER & DOOM for an after-party to celebrate all our Flyover filmmakers! We’ll have southern dips and spreads, as well as carnival treats, and two drink tickets, featuring a special G+D Tito’s vodka cocktail.

Directions: 700 W Main St, Louisville, 40202

Sunday @ 12:30p • The Playmaker + Q&A (World Premiere)

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The Playmaker + Q&A
The story of Paul Green will capture you. This native son of North Carolina went to Broadway and back with a dream. That someday he could write a new ending for the Old South. Can a play create justice? Can an actor perform change?

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Sunday @ 3:00p • Shorts Block B

Mark your calendars for an afternoon of powerful storytelling with Shorts Block B, featuring an array of talented directors. Join us on Saturday, July 30, at 3 pm in Cinema + for an engaging lineup of short films that will leave you inspired and moved.

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After the Flood
In the Wake of Historic Climate Disasters Kentuckians of Color and Their Allies Come Together to Support Impacted Community Members and Cultivate the Joy and Diversity in Appalachian Culture to Inspire and Facilitate Change.

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LG&E vs Bernheim: The Pipeline Problem
A Class of 5th Grade Students Studying Environmental Justice Begin to Investigate the Bullitt County Pipeline and Set Out to Gain Various Perspectives Around the Project.

Sunday @ 5:00p • Fleeting Reality + Q&A (World Premiere)

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Fleeting Reality + Q&A
A celebration of the renowned multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers of the Louisville Courier-Journal and the emotional rollercoaster ride that photojournalists are inherently on, ranging from UFO sightings and state fair shenanigans to unspeakable tragedy, sometimes in their own building.

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Sunday Night • Closing Night Reception at the Speed Cinema Lobby

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The Flyover Film Festival Closing
As the curtain falls on the 13th annual Flyover Film Festival, we invite you to join us for our Closing Night Reception in the Speed Cinema Lobby. Share the highlights and favorite moments of this year’s festival, engage with fellow cinephiles and filmmakers, and raise a toast to another successful year of cinema in the heart of Louisville. Join us as we celebrate the power of film and the wonderful cinematic experiences we’ve shared throughout this extraordinary weekend.