Fifth Annual FLYOVER FILM FESTIVAL starts Wednesday June 12


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Please join us for the 5th annual FLYOVER FILM FESTIVAL,the premiere event of the Louisville Film Society!

From Wednesday June 12 to Sunday June 16, we are bringing some of the best and brightest films and filmmakers from all over the country (and right here in Louisville) to the Clifton Center.

Flyover presents a carefully curated selection of the most talked about movies from Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, South by Southwest, and more. All 15 films are premiering at Flyover way before they can be seen anywhere else. For many, this is the only place you will be able to see these films theatrically.

Filmmakers will be introducing and talking about their films with the audience + there’s a live score of RoboCop on Saturday night by Ultra Pulverize!

All-access festival passes are only $50!
($40 for students, FREE for current LFS members)
Individual tickets are $12.

Go to
and look through the amazing lineup.

Buy your tickets & passes now before they sell out!

Join us before the movies for beer & cocktails
at the Clifton Center.

2117 Payne St
Louisville, KY 40206

FLYOVER SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE (click links for trailers):

7 p.m. Potter’s Field – (documentary) Q&A with director Edward Heavrin
7:45 p.m. Gatewood – (documentary) Q&A with director Chris Iovenko and producer Tom Thurman
9 p.m. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – (narrative) Q&A with director David Lowery

7:45 p.m. 12 O’Clock Boys – (documentary) Q&A with director Lofty Nathan
9 p.m. Towheads – (narrative)

7 p.m. Our Nixon – (documentary) Q&A with producer Brian L. Frye
9 p.m. I Used to Be Darker – (narrative) Q&A with actors & musicians Ned Oldham and Jack Carneal
11:30 p.m. The Anomoanon – (Live at Zanzabar) Ned Oldham and Jack Carneal with special guest

5 p.m. Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton – (documentary) Q&A with Director Stephen Silha
7 p.m. It Felt Like Love – (narrative) Q&A with producer Laura Wagner

(preceded by Cavalier – (short narrative) introduced by director Steven Schardt)

9 p.m. The Rambler – (narrative) Q&A with Director Calvin Lee Reeder
11 p.m. RoboCop: As Performed by Ultra Pulverize – (live music performance)

1:30 p.m. City Strays – (narrative) Q&A with director Mike Elsherif
3 p.m. Kuichisan – (documentary/narrative hybrid)
5 p.m. Maidentrip – (documentary) Q&A with Director Jillian Schlesinger


Wednesday, June12th

7:00 PM

The Potter’s Field (documentary – 30 min – dir. Edward Heavrin)

What happens to the homeless when they die? The Potter’s Field follows a group of high school students in Louisville, KY who volunteer to give funeral services for the unknown, homeless and otherwise indigent members of their community. The story of the students is juxtaposed by the stark realities of how other cities, specifically Chicago and New York, dispose of their less fortunate.

(World Premiere)



7:45 PM

Gatewood (documentary – 30 min – dir. Chris Iovenko)

Gatewood Galbraith a wildcat, pro-Hemp and pro-Marijuana Lexington lawyer began running for the Kentucky Governor’s office in 1991. Gatewood ran for governor five times before his death in 2012 at the age of 64. This documentary, which was began in the 1990’s follows him on the campaign trail through bingo halls and barbeques as he attempts to get his unique message out and influence voters. Although he built up a considerable base of fans and support over the years, Gatewood never held public office. The film shows the challenges that face the outsider candidate in politics and illuminates the unconventional and controversial character of Gatewood Galbraith.


9:00 PM

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (narrative – 105 min – dir. David Lowery)

Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration. Director David Lowery sets his poetic Western tale of loss and redemption in 1970’s Texas.

(Sundance 2013, Cannes Critic’s Week 2013)


Ain't Them Bodies
Thursday, June 13th
7:00 PM

12 O’Clock Boys (documentary – 76 min – dir. Lotfy Nathan)
Pug, a thirteen-year-old boy in Westside, Baltimore, wants nothing more than to join the 12 O’Clock Boys, a motorcycle gang named after the audacious wheelies they pull while riding illegally through neighborhood streets and sidewalks, chased by police cars and helicopters. Looking beyond the sensational and harrowing stunts of the riders, director Lotfy Nathan focuses on the pivotal adolescent moments of an impressionable and determined youth growing up amid family tragedy and community turmoil. Pug’s own narration, alternately swaggering and poetic, illustrates his consciousness forming within the constructive and destructive forces of the riding subculture.

(SXSW 2013)

9:00 PM

Towheads (narrative – 86 min – dir. Shannon Plumb)

Video artist Shannon Plumb directs herself, her husband, and her two towheaded boys in a whip smart exploration of one woman’s search to define herself outside of marriage and motherhood. Replete with skillfully executed prat falls and visual gags recollecting an age of silent comedy, Plumb creates a world where the ridiculous blends seamlessly with the sincere as Penelope stumbles her way through a not quite midlife crisis.

(MoMA FSLC New Directors/New Films 2013)

Friday, June 14th
7:00 PM

Our Nixon (documentary – 84 min – dir. Penny Lane)

Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super-8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they’d all be in prison. This unique and personal visual record, created by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away and forgotten for almost 40 years. Our Nixon is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before.

(SXSW 2013, Ann Arbor Film Festival 2013)


Our Nixon
9:00 PM I Used To Be Darker (narrative – 90 min – dir. Matt Porterfield)

When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, Maryland, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they are trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter, Abby, just home from her first year of college. I Used to Be Darker is a story of people finding each other and letting each other go; of looking for love where they have found it before; and, when that does not work, figuring out where they might find it next.

(Berlin 2013, Sundance 2013)


11:30 PM

The Anomoanon (Live at Zanzabar)

Ned Oldham, Jack Carneal, Willy Maclean and Aram and Jason Stith formed the Anomoanon in late 1994, therein cobbling together some of the first rumblings of a rambling, rocking psychedelic music richly rooted in traditional rhymes and balladry that set the stage but then veered away from the oncoming freak folk scene. Anomoanon recordings and performances often included brothers Will and Paul Oldham and other guests.

Saturday, June 15th

5:00 PM

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

(documentary – 82 min – dir. Eric Slade & Stephen Silha)

Years before the Beats arrived in San Francisco, the city exploded with artistic expressions – painting, theatre, film, poetry. At its center was the groundbreaking filmmaker and poet James Broughton. Big Joy explores Broughton’s passionate embrace of a life of pansexual transcendence and a fiercely independent mantra: ‘follow your own weird’. His remarkable story spans the post-war San Francisco Renaissance, his influence on the Beat generation, escape to Europe during the McCarthy years, a lifetime of acclaim for his joyous experimental films and poetry celebrating the human body, finding his soulmate at age 61, and finally, his ascendancy as a revered bard of sexual liberation.

(SXSW 2013, Tribeca 2013)


7:00 PM

It Felt Like Love (narrative – 82 min – dir. Eliza Hittman)

During an uneventful summer on the outskirts of Brooklyn, Lila, a lonely 14-year-old from Gravesend, turns her attentions to Sammy, an older thug she sees at Rockaway beach. Wanting something to brag about, she weaves a story about him and becomes fixated on seeing it realized. When her attempts fail, she propels the lie even further, claiming they’ve had sex. During her sexual quest, Lila turns from predator to prey. It Felt Like Love captures the confusing emotions and developing identity of an adolescent girl that explores what could euphemistically be called love.

(Sundance 2013, Maryland Film Festival 2013)


ItFeltLike Love

Cavalier (narrative – 21 min – dir. Steven Schardt)

While trying to drop off custody papers, Scotty instead decides to take kidnap his two-year-old son for an impromptu road-trip. Director Steven Schardt used locations in and around Louisville as backdrop for his story of desperate parenting.

(SXSW 2013)


9:00 PM

The Rambler (narrative – 97 min – dir. Calvin Lee Reeder)

Upon release from prison, a solitary man known only as "the Rambler" (Dermot Mulroney) embarks on a mysterious journey en route to reconnecting with his long-lost brother. Traversing treacherous back roads, lost highways, and isolated small towns, he unearths a multitude of bizarre and wickedly depraved slices of Americana. Director Calvin Lee Reeder infuses his surreal narrative with as much degenerate humor and violent imagery as he can fit into 97 minutes of pure impurity.

(Sundance 2013)


11:00 PM RoboCop: As Performed by Ultra Pulverize
(narrative/live musical accompaniment – 102 min – dir. Paul Verhoeven)

Deeply affected and inspired by Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film RoboCop as children, Ultra Pulverize has set out to pay tribute to the science fiction classic by providing a live, full-length, electronic re-score. Original instrumentation will be incorporated with dialogue and sound effect samples from the film, and as a statement against talking during movies; there will be no rapping.

Can you fly, Bobby?


Sunday, June 16th

1:30 PM

City Strays (narrative – 71 min – dir. Mike Elsherif)

Childhood friends, Liza and Elliot, reunite and spend a day together with the mission of finding a lost golden retriever in their hometown. Along the way, the bumbling gumshoes discover unspoken feelings for each other, confront confusion about the current state of their lives, and rekindle a kinship that can only arise in quarter-life crisis commiseration. City Strays examines what it means to feel lost, and the many ways we avoid being found.


3:00 PM

Kuichisan (narrative/documentary – 75 min – dir. Maiko Endo)

Based in the forgotten, cross-cultured town of Koza, in Okinawa, Japan, this film follows a 10-year-old boy who looks like a monk and drifts amidst his own beliefs. As he searches for an outlet for his spirituality, he encounters the magical force of Nature and the history behind the creation of a place that is not quite American yet not Japanese.

5:00 PM Maidentrip (documentary – 84 min – dir. Jillian Schlesinger)

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out-camera in hand-on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea. Jillian Schlesinger’s debut feature amplifies Laura’s brave, defiant voice through a mix of Laura’s own video and voice recordings at sea and intimate vérité footage from locations including the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa.

(SXSW 2013, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2013)





The 5th Annual Flyover Film Festival is sponsored by: Yum! Brands Foundation, The Group Entertainment, SonaBlast Records, Tafel Flying Services, Lunacy Productions, Thought Shaping, Clifton Center, Highland Cleaners, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, WHY Louisville, Wild and Woolly Video, Hite Art Institute, Women’s and Gender Studies Department University of Louisville and Suzanne Weaver.

Spring Hill Suites is the official hotel sponsor of the Flyover Film Festival.


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