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Podcast
6:58 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Sound on Film Podcast: Ninja Turtles, Wes Anderson and 'Noah'

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On this episode, reviews of the latest from iconic directors Darren Aronofsky and Wes Anderson—“Noah” and The Grand Budapest Hotel."

But first, it's news from around the filmosphere, with news about the Michael Bay reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the newest big screen iteration of “The Jungle Book,” and Aaron McGruder’s exit from “The Boondocks.”

Robert Kahne welcomes new guest host Pam Newman, as I continue work abroad.

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Arts and Humanities
3:28 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Louisville Film Society Moves to Portland Neighborhood

The latest artistic endeavor to pack up and move to Portland is the Louisville Film Society, which will soon occupy a 32,000-square foot building on Lytle Street (at 15th Street) in the historic neighborhood's warehouse district. 

After renovations, the building will house four screening rooms, as well as classrooms and film production space. The organization hopes to have the new facilities open by September

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Podcast
7:46 am
Sat February 15, 2014

Sound on Film Podcast: Louisville's Mike Fitzer Talks 'Pleased to Meet Me' and Kentucky Filmmaking

Our review of "The LEGO Movie," alongside an interview with Louisville-based, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Mike Fitzer ahead of the Kentucky premiere of his film "Pleased to Meet Me."

Plus, news from around the filmosphere, with the latest on Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to his Oscar nominated documentary "The Act of Killing," and heavyweight casting news for an as-of-yet unnamed Netflix dysfunctional family drama.

Robert Kahne fills in for regular host Chris Ritter, who is out of town on a film project for the next few weeks, but joins the conversation via phone from Sebago Lake, Maine.

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Special thanks to house band Discount Guns.

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Podcast
8:31 am
Sun February 9, 2014

Sound on Film Podcast: 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Mitt'

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In this week's episode, we'll have our review of the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" as well as the Netflix exclusive documentary “Mitt,” a behind-the-veil perspective of the former Massachusetts Governor's 2008 and 2012 Presidential campaigns.

Plus, a highlight of films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and a remembrance of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Robert Kahne fills in for regular host Chris Ritter, who is out of town on a film project for the next few weeks, but joins the conversation via phone from Meredith, New Hampshire.

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Arts and Humanities
7:08 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Jewish Film Festival Showcases International Perspectives

From "Bethlehem," entry in the 2014 Jewish Film Festival.
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The annual Jewish Film Festival opens in Louisville this week.Programmed by Jewish Community of Louisville and screened at various locations, including Village 8 Cinema, the annual Jewish Film Festival is has become a predominantly  foreign-language film festival, too.

This year’s films hail from Israel, Poland, the Netherlands and France, with one documentary hailing from the United States.

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Podcast
1:00 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Sound on Film Podcast: 'Her,' 'The Act of Killing'

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On this episode, our review of Academy Award Best Picture nominee "Her" from “Where the Wild Things Are” director Spike Jonze, as well as the startling documentary "The Act of Killing," itself a nominee in the Best Doc category.

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The Two-Way
9:29 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity'

Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips.
Hopper Stone, SMPSP

Originally published on Thu January 16, 2014 11:22 am

Let the arguments begin over who and which film should have been nominated but weren't.

This year's nominees for Oscars from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were just announced and they include:

Best Picture

-- American Hustle

-- Captain Phillips

-- Dallas Buyers Club

-- Gravity

-- Her

-- Nebraska

-- Philomena

-- 12 Years a Slave

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Arts and Humanities
8:47 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for Academy Award for Third Time

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For the third time, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence is an Academy Award nominee.

This time, the 23-year-old actress got a nod in the supporting actress category for her role in "American Hustle," a fictional take on the 1970s Abscam scandal from director David O. Russell. Russell also directed "Silver Linings Playbook," for which Lawrence won last year's Academy Award for best actress.

Lawrence first gained national acclaim in 2011 with her Oscar best actress nomination for her breakout role in the indie drama "Winter's Bone."

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Arts and Humanities
5:37 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Sound on Film: 'Mandela,' 'Escape From Tomorrow'

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Hello brave listener and welcome to WFPL’s Sound on Film.

On this episode, our reviews of the Idris Elba-starring biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and no-budge psychological horror “Escape from Tomorrow,” which was secretly shot inside Disney World without the company’s permission.

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Podcast
2:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Sound on Film: 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Philomena'

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Hello brave listener and welcome to WFPL's Sound on Film.

On this episode, our thoughts on Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," starring frequent Scorsese collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as "Philomena," starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

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