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Sunday, September 6th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Silent films every Sunday in September! Harold Lloyd's biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman's careful plans inevitably go hilariously awry, be it on the football field or at the Fall Frolic. But he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle-and impress the sweet girl he loves-in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloyd's slapstick brilliance and incandescent charm, and it is accompanied here by a new orchestral score by Carl Davis.


Tuesday, September 8th - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she's mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it - and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she's seen in the movies. With Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, indie mavericks the Zellner Bros. spin a strangely touching underdog fable, populated by eccentrics and elevated to sonic heights by a Sundance award-winning score from electro-indie outfit The Octopus Project, that will leave audiences rooting for the impossible. 

Thursday, September 10th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

A monthly live jazz show presented by the Jazz Arts Foundation

Saturday, September 12th - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Never before shown or released in the U.S., join Celebrity
film-makers, Christopher and Adrian Booth for this limited seating engagement
as they present their Director's Cut of the Award winning film "Dead
Still". The Booth Brothers will be on hand for Q & A, photos and
autographs as well as several other surprises! Props from the movie will be on
hand. Wine provided by Chrisman Mill Winery, Transportation to and from The
Library & Convention Center provided by Lextran Trolley & Uber Car
Services.

$10 per person, limited seating!

Tickets: www.thescarefest.com

Sunday, September 13th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Silent films every Sunday in September! With its stunning camerawork and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer'sThe Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, as the young maiden who died for God and France. Long thought to have been lost to fire, the original version was miraculously found in perfect condition in 1981-in a Norwegian mental institution. Criterion is proud to present this milestone of silent cinema in a new special edition featuring composer Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light, an original opera/oratorio inspired by the film.

Tuesday, September 15th - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Lexington Forum special presentation on race.

Wednesday, September 16th - 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Join jazz musicians in their preparatory rehearsal for an upcoming performance for the "Jazz: Live at the Library" concert series.  This program, which is free and open to the public, gives customers the opportunity to interact with the musicians when they are not playing.  

Thursday, September 17th - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater


The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.


Saturday, September 19th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Community forum on African American LGBTQ in Lexington. This event is sponsored by University of Kentucky and Bluegrass Black Pride.

Sunday, September 20th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Silent films every Sunday in September!

In the pre-Civil War South, a bumbling young man goes to claim his family estate, meets a pretty girl en route -- and her clan -- who've been involved in a feud with his own family for decades. Meticulously re-created period settings and brilliant physical gags abound in Keaton's third feature.

Tuesday, September 22nd - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater
Thursday, September 24th - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

What happens when a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the lottery? In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets. Also starring Wes Bentley, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Linda Cardellini. 

Sunday, September 27th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Silent films every Sunday in September!

City Lights, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

Tuesday, September 29th - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Oscar winner Marion Cotillard received another nomination for her searing, deeply felt performance as a working-class woman desperate to hold on to her factory job, in this gripping film from master Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Cotillard is Sandra, a wife and mother who suffers from depression and discovers that, while she was home on sick leave, a majority of her coworkers voted in favor of her being laid off over giving up their annual bonuses. She then spends a Saturday and Sunday visiting them each in turn, to try to convince them to change their minds. From this simple premise, the Dardennes create a powerfully humane drama about the importance of community in an increasingly impersonal world.

Thursday, October 8th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

A monthly live jazz show presented by the Jazz Arts Foundation

Friday, October 9th - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Filmslang 2015:Kickoff Film: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE (2015, 80 minutes) Suspecting that people are transforming into malevolent
shape-shifters, Wyatt flees to New York City to seek out his estranged
childhood friend Christian. As the mysterious horrors close in on Wyatt, he
questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from
himself.  A genre-bending story
about love, loyalty and living nightmares. 

Written and Directed by Perry Blackshear. World
Premiere and Award Winner at Slamdance Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival
(Grand Jury and Audience Award for Best Feature), RiverRun International Film
Festival, IFF Boston, SF IndieFest. Regional
Premiere

"THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE is the
most delicious kind of horror: slow, deliberate, escalating and terrifyingly
believable. The danger is within, but it is constantly on the verge of spilling
out, and that ride will take you all the way to its chilling end." - Slamdance

http://theylooklikepeople.com/


Saturday, October 10th - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Filmslang 2015 - Day Two

Feature
Film: SOME BEASTS (2015, 90 minutes) Working
in an insular farming community in Appalachia, Sal Damon, a modern- day
Thoreau, seeks solace from a past relationship. After a sudden death in the
community and the discovery of a feral child living on the lam, Sal must
reconcile his place in a world that lives outside of the
law. SOME BEASTS is the debut feature of Dallas writer/director Cameron Bruce
Nelson, and stars Frank Mosley (UPSTREAM COLOR), Lindsay Burdge (A TEACHER),
and Heather Kafka (PIT STOP).
Previous Screenings: Dallas International
Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival. Regional Premiere

 "A must-see...Some Beasts reminds me of early David Gordon Green
films... lost and deeply flawed characters living in a hole-in-the-wall
location most of the world has forgotten about." Chase Whale - Dallas Observer

Saturday, October 10th - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Filmslang 2015 - Day Two

Documentary Film: DON'T THINK I'VE FORGOTTEN: Cambodia's
Lost Rock and Roll. (2014, 105 minutes) A film that tracks
the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll,
blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country. This
documentary film provides a new perspective on a country usually associated
with only war and genocide. The film is a celebration of the incredible
music that came from Cambodia and explores how important it is to Cambodian
society both past and present.
Directed by John Pirozzi Regional Premiere

 "A rich and defiant effort at recovery, showing that even
the most murderous totalitarianism cannot fully erase the human drive for
pleasure and self-expression."
New York Times - A.O. Scott (NYT Critics'
Pick)
Saturday, October 10th - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Filmslang 2015 - Day Two

20th Anniversary Screening: PHARAOH'S ARMY (1995,
90 minutes) During the American Civil War, a Union Army captain
leads his rag-tag cavalry troop up a misty creek to a remote farm to
appropriate enemy livestock. The farm is worked by Sarah Anders, whose husband
is away fighting for the Confederate Army. Far from the great armies and
battlefields, a very private civil war erupts.
Written and Directed by
Robby Henson. Starring Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Kris Kristofferson. Q&A
to follow screening with Robby Henson.


"The well-acted
and visually pleasing pic was never released in theaters by the defunct Orion
studio and even after its Lionsgate DVD release it has slipped under the cracks
as a rarely seen film that deserves to be noticed by a wider audience. This
film is a gem, the best Civil War film I ever saw (it makes GONE WITH THE WIND
in comparison look like a glossy soap opera, that doesn't reflect how life was
on the farm for most southerners).  Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sunday, October 11th - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Filmslang 2015 - Day Three

Feature Film: LOST COLONY (2015, 84 minutes) - While navigating life with his hyper-protective mother along the
enigmatic Outer Banks of North Carolina's coast, a conflicted teen must
reassemble his broken pieces after a near tragic accident. A searchlight cast
upon the earliest traces of America and the mystery of settlers vanished,
LOST COLONY scans a once
virgin watershed for signs of life.
Written and Directed by Christopher
Holmes.  Previous screenings: Indie
Grits Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston, Portland Film Festival.
Regional Premiere

Wednesday, October 21st - 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Join jazz musicians in their preparatory rehearsal for an upcoming performance for the "Jazz: Live at the Library" concert series.  This program, which is free and open to the public, gives customers the opportunity to interact with the musicians when they are not playing.  

Saturday, October 24th - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Fashion show by Kingdom Restoration Ministries. This will be a ticketed event.

Thursday, November 12th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

A monthly live jazz show presented by the Jazz Arts Foundation

Thursday, December 10th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

A monthly live jazz show presented by the Jazz Arts Foundation

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