Fasten your seatbelts, moviegoers. Here’s your first look at the 2022 Flyover Film Festival in Louisville.
The Louisville Film Society’s annual festival offers moviegoers and filmmakers the opportunity to see works on the big screen with a Bluegrass connection, as well as the chance to meet and mingle with a host of directors.
The next edition of the Flyover Film Festival will take place July 28-31 at Speed Cinema, 2035 S Third St. and will include narrative and documentary features, a short film program, educational panels and a few holidays to celebrate.
“We are thrilled to have Flyover back,” said Louisville Film Society Chairman of the Board, Stu Pollard. “With all the excitement around filmmaking in Kentucky right now, it’s an exciting time to champion films with local ties. We hope this year’s lineup inspires all involved and sets the stage for that more locally produced works be screened at Flyover.
This year’s festival program will feature more than a dozen films, all of which have Kentucky ties and will premiere in Kentucky. The event is your chance to learn about the art of filmmaking and filmmaking in the state of Kentucky. After each screening, the Louisville Film Society will host Q&As with the filmmakers and others involved in the production.
Special events at this year’s festival include a “secret screening” of a film in the making, a panel on narrative cinema on Saturday morning, and a panel featuring documentary makers on Sunday morning.
Here’s what to know about the 2022 Flyover Film Festival in Louisville:
Films from the Flyover Film Festival 2022
‘Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids’
WHAT: Actor Neil Patrick Harris narrates this documentary directed by Andrew Jenks which tells the incredible but true story of the children who stole the heart of America, “The Cabbage Patch Kids” and how they set the wheels in motion for modern Black Friday. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last month and traces the origin story of the CPK from its folk art origins at Appalachian craft fairs to mass production, shops at the big box, TV movies and the inevitable extinction.
WHEN: Friday, July 29, 7 p.m.
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“What We’ll Do Next”
WHAT: Produced by Kentuckians Merry-Kay Poe and Max Neace, this emotional thriller written and directed by Stephen Belber sits at the intersection of race, class and criminal justice. The film is centered around the three powerful and dynamic performances of its protagonists, Corey Stoll (Billions”, “House of Cards”), Karen Pittman (“And Just Like That”, “The Morning Show”) and Michelle Veintimilla (” Big Sky,” “Gotham”). The film premiered at the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival earlier this year.
WHEN: Saturday July 30, 7 p.m.
‘Gurgle: Draw Water’
Prologue to “Gurgle: Pulling the Water”
WHAT: A feature documentary produced and directed by Louisvillian Richard Van Kleeck. The film shines a light on the excitement and life lessons surrounding the sport of rowing, once America’s most popular spectator sport. The film stars Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and current president of Spalding University; Oksana Masters, one of the world’s most decorated Paralympic athletes who grew up in an orphanage near Chernobyl in Ukraine before moving to Louisville and a host of other characters who populate the rowing world.
WHEN: Sunday July 31, 5:30 p.m.
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‘Living Out Loud’
WHAT: A new documentary from Louisvillian Melissa Gregory Rue about the transformative power of cinema. Shot over a year, the film tells the stories of three homeless people in Portland, Oregon who begin to heal from childhood trauma by learning how to make movies in a grant-funded class.
WHEN: Sunday, July 31, 1 p.m.
WHAT: Directed by Kentucky filmmaker Morgan C. Atkinson, this documentary asks tough questions like “what determines truth?” and “what do communities choose as historical symbols?” Set in the filmmaker’s hometown of Louisville, “Statues” considers America’s current state of intense polarization through the lens of seven town hall meetings that have been called to determine what is appropriate public art today. .
WHEN: Sunday July 31, 3:30 p.m.
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When is the Flyover Film Festival 2022 short film schedule?
WHAT: This year, the Flyover Film Festival has added a new event, The Shorts Program, which features “The Beat of the Heart” by Jeremy Frindel, “The UFO Girl” by Shane Devon, “Flobic” by Robert Womack and “The Silence by Noah Griffin. Between.”
WHEN: Saturday July 30, 2 p.m.
How much do tickets for the Flyover Film Festival cost?
Tickets for the screenings are $8 for Louisville Film Society and Speed Museum members and $12 for general admission. Both panels of filmmakers will be free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
How can I find more information about the Flyover Film Festival?
The full schedule and tickets are on sale now at speedmuseum.org and a limited number of all passes are available at louisvillefilmsociety.org.
Contact Kirby Adams at [email protected] or Twitter @kirbylouisville.