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grand budapest castTHE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (c) Fox Searchlight trailer

“Audiences are absolutely loving this film!” Fred Mills

 

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windrisesIn THE WIND RISES, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. — (C) Studio Ghibli, Rated PG-13, Animated. Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.—© Rotten Tomatoes trailer

The Kentucky Theatre is pleased to present this film in both subtitled and dubbed versions, so be sure to check the calendar for schedule.

big lebowskiMidnite Movies are back for March. THE BIG LEBOWSKI kicks things off at Midnite Saturday, 3/8.

One World Film Festival Wraps Up This Week. All films are presented FREE of charge! Complete synopsis and trailers can be found at One World Film Festival.

 

world before herThe World Before Her

Nisha Pahuja, Director
Canada, 2012 (Not Rated)
English, Hindi w/subtitles (90 min.)
Saturday March 8, 10:00AM
In the lobby of a modest Bombay hotel, 20 young women from across India arrive for an intense, month-long beauty boot camp. They are the hand-picked contestants for the Miss India pageant, the ultimate glamour event in a country that has gone mad for beauty contests. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path and, for some girls, freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society.

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March Midnite Madness Ahead:

3/15 ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

3/22 DAZED AND CONFUSED

3/29 THE BLUES BROTHERS

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First off, an update on theatre renovation. The Kentucky auditorium is currently closed for extensive upgrades, including new seats and carpet, painting and plaster repair and upgrades to the electrical systems. The State Theatre auditorium WILL REMAIN OPEN during this time and we will continue to offer a range of critically acclaimed films. Donations are still needed to cover the costs of the upgrades and your tax deductible donation can be made to FRIENDS OF THE KENTUCKY THEATRE. Seats are also available for “purchase”.

the-monuments-men-poster02The true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, THE MONUMENTS MEN focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.  trailer

 

One World Film Festival: All films are presented FREE of charge! Complete synopsis and trailers can be found at One World Film Festival.

where do we goWHERE DO WE GO NOW

Nadine Labaki, Director
Lebanon, 2011 (PG-13)
English, Russian & Arabic w/subtitles (110 min.)
Thursday February 20, 7:00PM
Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side WHERE DO WE GO NOW follows the antics of the town’s women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers.

Beasts-of-the-Southern-WildBeasts of The Southern Wild
Benh Zeitlin, Director
USA, 2011 (PG-13)
English (93 min.)
Saturday February 22, 10:00AM
With Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best ActressBeasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee. Despite being on the brink of orphanhood, a six-year-old girl is buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination.

la sourceLa Source
Patrick Shen, Director
USA, 2011 (Not Rated)
English, Haitian w/subtitles (72 min.)
Thursday February 27, 7:00PM
Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash), in what The Washington Post calls an “artfully shot documentary,” La Source tells the uplifting story of Josue Lajeunesse, a Haitian Princeton janitor who returns to his country after the devastating 2010 earthquake to revive his lifelong dream to bring what is most fundamental to his village’s survival; clean water.

iran jobThe Iran Job
Till Schauder, Director
USA, 2012 (Not Rated)
English, Persian w/subtitles (90 min.)
Saturday March 1, 10:00AM
The Iran Job follows American basketball player Kevin Sheppard as he accepts a job to play in one of the world’s most feared countries: Iran. With tensions running high between Iran and the West, Kevin tries to separate sports from politics only to find that politics is impossible to escape in Iran.

no placeNo Place on Earth
Janet Tobias, Director
UK, 2012 (PG-13)
English, German & Yiddish w/subtitles (83 min.)
Thursday March 6, 7:00PM
In 1942, 38 men, women and children slide down a cold, muddy hole in the ground, seeking refuge from the war above in a pitch-black underground world where no human had gone before. These five Ukrainian Jewish families created their own society where young men bravely ventured into the harrowing night to collect food, supplies and chop firewood. The girls and women never left; surviving underground longer than anyone in recorded history.

world before herThe World Before Her

Nisha Pahuja, Director
Canada, 2012 (Not Rated)
English, Hindi w/subtitles (90 min.)
Saturday March 8, 10:00AM
In the lobby of a modest Bombay hotel, 20 young women from across India arrive for an intense, month-long beauty boot camp. They are the hand-picked contestants for the Miss India pageant, the ultimate glamour event in a country that has gone mad for beauty contests. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path and, for some girls, freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society.

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AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and INSIDE LLEWEN DAVIS Held Over

January 16, 2014

Misery loves family. An incredible cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis and Sam Shepard! AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story [...] Continue Reading…

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The Latest From the Coen Brothers: INSIDE LLEWEN DAVIS, Opens Friday, 1/10; NEBRASKA Held Over!

January 9, 2014

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes and on over 450 “10 Best” lists! INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the [...] Continue Reading…

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Two New Films in the Week Ahead

December 18, 2013

Looking for a last minute gift or stocking stuffer? Kentucky Theatre gift certificates are always welcome! Opening Friday, 12/20: NEBRASKA Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) takes the helm for this [...] Continue Reading…

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BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR Opens Friday; Final Week: DALLAS BUYERS CLUB; DESPICABLE ME 2, Saturday

December 12, 2013

The Central Kentucky Girl Scouts present DESPICABLE ME 2 at 11:00am Saturday, 12/13. The show is FREE with donation of warm clothing, personal hygiene items or non-perishable food. Bring [...] Continue Reading…

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DALLAS BUYERS CLUB & PHILOMENA Held Over; Art Show to Benefit Friends of the Kentucky Theatre in Progress in the Gallery

November 28, 2013

  Donations to the Friends of the Kentucky Theatre Renovation Fund are still being accepted through the Good Giving Guide Challenge. As of this posting, the Friends have received $19,985 [...] Continue Reading…

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12 YEARS A SLAVE Ends Tuesday 11/26; Two More Films Likely Headed to the Oscars: DALLAS BUYERS CLUB Opens Friday 11/22; PHILOMENA Opens Wednesday 11/27

November 21, 2013

  Dallas Buyers Club rests squarely on Matthew McConaughey’s scrawny shoulders, and he carries the burden gracefully with what might be a career-best performance. © Rotten Tomatoes Matthew McConaughey stars in [...] Continue Reading…

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12 YEARS A SLAVE & ALL IS LOST Held Over; GOOD GIVING CHALLENGE Continues; BLOOD BROTHERS Thursday

November 14, 2013

The Friends of the Kentucky Theatre is #4 out of over 100 nonprofits in the Good Giving Challenge! So far 123 donors have raised $12,910 toward renovating our beloved [...] Continue Reading…

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