2019 FILMS

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
George C. Wolfe, Director
USA, 2017 (NR)
English (93 min.)
Sunday February 10, 11:00AM
Kentucky Theatre
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The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta Lacks (Renée Elise Goldsberry), an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Oprah Winfrey), the film chronicles her search, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot (Rose Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. It’s a story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty and deep friendship between the unlikeliest of people.

2. Dealt
Luke Korem, Director
USA, 2017 (NR)
English (85 min.)
Thursday February 14, 7:00PM
Kentucky Theatre
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Winner of the SXSW Audience Award for Documentary Feature, Dealt is the inspiring story of sixty-two year old Richard Turner who is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. In this documentary, Richard traces his journey from his troubled childhood, when he began losing his vision, to present day as he relentlessly pursues perfection while struggling with the reality that his biggest weakness might also be his greatest strength.

3. I Am Evidence
Trish Adlesic & Geeta Gandbhir, Directors
USA, 2017 (Not Rated)
English (89 min.)
Saturday February 16, 10:00AM
(SATURDAY MORNING SCREENING TIME)
Kentucky Theatre
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I Am Evidence tells the story of four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years, following them as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system and learn that so often, the system is broken. The film reveals the historic nature of the way we treat the crime of sexual assault in this country, and the positive effects that occur when perpetrators are held accountable and survivors are given an opportunity for healing and justice. I Am Evidence has won the audience award for Best Documentary Film at both the Provincetown and Traverse City Film Festivals.

4. Wondrous Oblivion
Paul Morrison, Director
UK, 2003 (PG)
English, Hebrew, & Yiddish with subtitles (106 min.)
Thursday February 21, 7:00PM
Kentucky Theatre
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Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has the entire kit but none of the skill, and he's a laughingstock at school. So when a Jamaican family moves in next door and builds a cricket net in the back garden, David is in seventh heaven. But this is 1960s Britain, and when the neighbours start to make life difficult for the new arrivals, David's family is caught in the middle, and he has to choose between fitting in and standing up for the new friends who have turned his world upside-down.

5. RBG
Julie Cohen & Betsy West, Director
USA, 2018 (PG)
English (98 min.)
Saturday February 23, 10:00AM
(SATURDAY MORNING SCREENING TIME)
Kentucky Theatre
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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career.

6. Moonlight
Barry Jenkins, Director
USA, 2015 (R)
English (111 min.)
Thursday February 28, 7:00PM
Kentucky Theatre
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Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film presents three stages in the life of the main character; his youth, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up.
The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Supporting Actor for Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jenkins and McCraney, from a total of eight nominations. In 2017, The New York Times considered it the "twentieth-best film of the 21st century so far."

7. Wonder
Stephen Chbosky, Director
USA, 2017 (PG)
English (113 min.)
Saturday March 2, 10:00AM
(SATURDAY MORNING SCREENING TIME)
Kentucky Theatre
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Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

8. Wind River
Taylor Sheridan, Director
USA, 2017 (R)
English (107 min.)
Thursday March 7, 7:00PM
Kentucky Theatre
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East of Boulder Flats, deep into the vast and unforgiving white territory of the Wind River Indian Reservation, the seasoned game tracker, Cory Lambert, discovers the frozen body of the young Native American, Natalie. As this is a federal crime, the F.B.I. dispatches the inexperienced but courageous agent Jane Banner to lead the investigation, however, the unprepared outsider will soon team up with Cory to unravel the mystery of Natalie's murder. Before long, Cory will inevitably have to face his own past, while at the same time, both he and Jane are thirsting to see justice done.

9. Dolores
Peter Bratt, Director
USA, 2017 (Not Rated)
English (95 min.)
Saturday March 9, 10:00AM
(SATURDAY MORNING SCREENING TIME)
Kentucky Theatre
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Dolores is a 2017 American documentary that centers on Dolores Huerta's committed work to organize California farmworkers to form the UFW, in alliance with the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, Gay liberation and US-based LGBTQ social movements, and the late 20th century Women's rights movement. Including recent and historical interviews with Huerta and her family members, the documentary includes historic film footage from the farmworker strikes and marches in Delano, California and New York City, the activism of the Delano grape strike that spread throughout the country, Sen. Robert Kennedy's meetings with the organizers during his Presidential campaign, as well as interviews with UFW co-founder Cesar Chavez, theatre artist Luis Valdez, Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.

10. The Death of Stalin
Armando Iannucci, Director
UK, 2018 (R)
English (107 min.)
Thursday March 14, 7:00PM
Kentucky Theatre
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The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

11. A Man Called Ove
Hannes Holm, Director
Sweden, 2015 (PG-13)
Swedish & Persian with subtitles (121 min.)
Saturday March 16, 10:00AM
(SATURDAY MORNING SCREENING TIME)
Kentucky Theatre
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59-year-old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A comedic drama about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.

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