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 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 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 Wild
Benh Zeitlin, Director
USA, 2011 (PG-13)
English (93 min.)
Saturday February 22, 10:00AM
With Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress, Beasts 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.
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.
The 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 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.
The 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.