September 8, 2010
The Danville Lawn Chair Film Festival will feature winning films shown under the stars. The program will run 8:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday behind Morley’s Wheel Service, 243 E. Walnut. In the case of rain, the festival will move to West T. Hill Community Theatre.
March 9, 2011
An annual class at Asbury University took a project to the next level over the weekend as professor Doug Smart led his sitcom-production class in filming the pilot of Smart’s “Friends Like You” in the new Andrew S. Miller Center for Communication Arts. Smart, who worked in professional television for 22 years and has taught at Asbury for the last four, said Asbury is the only school in the nation that teaches a regularly scheduled class in sitcom production. Each year, class members function as the crew for a pilot Smart writes, working cameras, props and staging, and serving as assistant directors and associate producers.
September 30, 2010
I’ve never seen a TV movie that affected me quite like “Temple Grandin,” the true-life story of a woman who doesn’t let her autism stand in the way of achieving her dreams. It’s inspiring and generates the right attention for autism as a disorder. I believe everyone should see the movie, especially those who have questions about autism. The movie follows Temple (Claire Danes) throughout her life, beginning with when she works on her aunt’s ranch as a young girl to successfully graduating college to becoming a successful inventor.
July 13, 2010
The Community Arts Center will be presenting a special double-feature with Heart of Danville in the Lawn Chair Theatre series that continues Friday with a special viewing of Kentucky film "Cannonball," from Walk Softly Films. It’s a coming-of-middle-age tale as a raucous adventure leads to many discoveries, including what it means to live. Tony Dedman, age 35, and his friends are set adrift when their backyard wrestling careers are brought to an abrupt end. A despised former classmate reveals his goal to live on a Mexican beach and Tony finds misguided purpose in beating him to the punch.
November 12, 2007
LIBERTY - Casey County was transformed into a film studio over the weekend as a Canadian production company was in town working on a documentary about what people in Liberty think about liberty, freedom and people's rights. The city and six others were selected from 208 towns called Liberty in the United States. Handel Productions of Montreal, Quebec, spent Sunday filming Mennonite families as they traveled in horse-drawn buggies and bicycles on their way to church and the annual Veterans Day service in front of the courthouse.
November 6, 2008
"House," the new film directed by Robby Henson based on the novel by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti, will open Friday. It will be shown on 400 screens, including the Regal Cinemas at Hamburg Pavilion in Lexington. It also will be shown in Louisville and Florence. "House" is an 87-minute thriller about a young couple going through marriage difficulties. They find themselves trapped in a guest hotel, where they must endure a deadly fight for survival based on a series of "House Rules" forced on them by a demented killer.
July 4, 2007
Lights. Camera. Action. Summer school. Asbury College media students spent May 16 to June 15 acting and filming to produce the feature film thriller, "A Beautiful Lie," and earned class credit. The movie, written by junior Deona Bethart from Wilmore, is scheduled to premiere this fall. The film involves Maya who struggles to discover the truth about her life and escape the lie in which she has been living. Despite many twists and turns, Maya preservers because she believes the ugly truth is better than a lie, no matter how beautiful.
April 22, 2009
LEXINGTON - When he was a star at Lexington Catholic, Winston Guy never really watched any film except for a scouting report on an upcoming opponent. He never worried about studying film of himself to critique his strengths and weaknesses in hopes of becoming a better player. That has changed at Kentucky. "I am working hard in the film room to learn things I need to know to get ready for a big season," said Guy, a sophomore safety. "I like the whole system here where we can come in and watch film anytime that we want.
November 30, 2008
Film producer, director and Centre College alum Tom Thurman will debut his short film about world-renowned glass artist Stephen Powell at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Vahlkamp Theater. The screening is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. "There have been several films about me and my work, including a short segment on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt in 1988 and another KET film in 1993, but never anything this in depth," said Powell, an art professor at Centre. The 30-minute segment is from an episode of the Kentucky Educational Television program "Kentucky Muse.
August 6, 2006
Stephen V. Russell gingerly removed a recording from its plastic protector. A quick scan noted "Nat King Cole sings The Song of Raintree County. " "This was a private thing that went to radio stations," Russell explained of the collector's item. "The only way to get the song was to have the 45. " Russell, who has an extensive collection of memorabilia from the film "Raintree County," has eyes all over the United States scouring nooks and crannies for collectibles. The Belle Vernon, Pa., resident has found "Raintree County" keepsakes from contacts, antique shows, and from writing to people.