Arts and Humanities
4:02 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Sound on Film Blog: News From Around the Filmosphere

Mads Mikkelsen in "The Hunt"
Credit Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Hello brave listener. We are saddened to report that due to holiday scheduling there will be no new episode of Sound on Film this week.

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1:00 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Sound on Film: 'Desolation of Smaug,' 'Nebraska'

Credit Warner Bros. Pictures

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

On this week’s episode, our thoughts on "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," as well as "Nebraska," the latest from “The Descendents” and “Sideways” director Alexander Payne.

But first it’s news from around the filmosphere, with a discussion of the recently announced Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild nominations, a new project bringing together three of 2013’s best young actors, and surprisingly, a little Childish Gambino.

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7:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Sound on Film: 'Out of the Furnace,' 'Prince Avalanche'

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On this episode of Sound on Film we offer our thoughts on director Scott Cooper’s “Crazy Heart” followup “Out of the Furnace”, starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, as well as “Prince Avalanche," a refreshingly minimalist indie comedy from raunchy-com director David Gordon Green (Eastbound and Down, Pineapple Express).

But first, it’s Around the Filmosphere, with word of a second FX series for comedian Louis C.K., “Spectacular Now” director James Ponsoldt’s push for a Hillary Clinton biopic at Lionsgate, and a new segment of micro-stories called Gut Check (insert echo, echo, echo).

Listen to the podcast below:

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Local News
5:12 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

WFPL Launching Film Podcast: Sound on Film

Starting this week, WFPL will bring you a new program: Sound on Film.

It's a weekly podcast hosted by Chris Ritter and Robert Kahne. It's news and reviews, with the occasional special guest from the local or national film scene. Chris and Robert have been hosting the show in some form since they were in college, and we're excited to have their expertise and energy on display for WFPL.

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2:29 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Sound on Film: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Dallas Buyers Guide'

Credit Fox Searchlight Pictures

On this episode of Sound on Film, we offer our thoughts on the critically acclaimed “12 Years a Slave” from “Shame” director Steve McQueen, as well as “Dallas Buyers Club," the latest in what has been an impressive string of roles for actor Matthew McConaughey.

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Arts and Humanities
10:57 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Updated: Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for SAG Award, Golden Globe for 'American Hustle'

Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle"
Credit Columbia Pictures

Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence was nominated Wednesday for a Screen Actors Guild for her supporting role in the upcoming drama "American Hustle."

The film stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams and regards the Abscam scandal in the 1970s. Lawrence plays the wife of a con man played by Bale.

"American Hustle" slated for release later this month. Here's a trailer:

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Arts and Humanities
2:30 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Medora, Indiana, Basketball Team Documentary Screens in Louisville

The 2010-11 Medora Hornets.
Credit Medora / Beachside Films

A little over an hour north-west of Louisville is a town called Medora, Indiana. Population less than one-thousand. And little Medora High School, with only 33 male students, fields the worst basketball team in the league, the Medora Hornets. As of the start of the 2010-11 season, they were in the middle of a years-long losing streak. Filmmakers Davy Rothbart ("FOUND" magazine) and Andrew Cohn moved to Medora and filmed the season.

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Arts and Humanities
8:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Listen: Louisville Actors Perform 'Star Wars in 60 Seconds ... or So'

The cast of "Star Wars in 60 Minutes" - Chris Petty, Tony Smith, April Singer, Scott Goodman and J.P. Lebangood - perform this weekend at The Bard's Town.
Credit Marty Pearl

Many children of the 1970s and '80s grew up learning all of the dialogue to the original Star Wars trilogy by heart. Now, a  group of Louisville actors are bringing that experience to the stage. In “Star Wars in 60 Minutes or Less,” five actors perform a manic, comic version of George Lucas’ science fiction classics.

“It’s not necessarily picture-perfect, it’s definitely sped-up, it’s very low-budget," says director Chris Petty. "It’s basically five kids in a basement playing Star Wars.”

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Arts and Humanities
12:42 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence to WFPL: Louisville 'Only Thing I'll Ever Identify as Home'

Jennifer Lawrence in "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Credit Lionsgate

Since early 2010, Jennifer Lawrence's Hollywood career has been on a steep incline—from emerging indie film actress to Blockbuster star to Academy Award winner.

What's next?

“I think slow down," Lawrence said. "I can’t think of anything career-wise. I mean, one day, I’d like to direct. I've always wanted to direct.

“Really, the only thing I’m thinking of life-wise right now is just kind of slowing down and buying a house and making a home and having a little less attention.”

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Local News
6:50 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Fans Flock to Tinseltown for Early Showing of 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Karen Lawrence, left, posing with fans in front of a Jennifer Lawrence poster at Tinseltown.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Fans of the "Hunter Games" franchise—and/or the film's star, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence—lined up inside the Tinseltown cineplex in the East End on Wednesday night to view an early showing (for charity) of the latest installment in the movie series.

"Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is out officially on Friday, though showing are set to begin in Louisville Thursday evening. The film stars Lawrence as an unwilling warrior living in a dystopian future. The first installment released last year grossed $408 million domestically.

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