Kentucky Theatre

How do you make a documentary portrait about a writer who doesn’t want to appear on camera? That was the dilemma facing Austin-based filmmaker Laura Dunn as she put together The Seer, a new documentary that uses author Wendell Berry’s work to explore traditional rural farming and the threats to it.


LEXINGTON, Ky. - In 2011, the Department of Defense reported about 28,000 violent sex crimes in the military.  But why do outside estimates put the numbers much higher?  And why do most service members choose not to report their assault?  WUKY Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the details on an upcoming local screening of an Oscar Nominated film that hopes to answer these questions.

Sony’s embattled film “The Interview” will be shown in about 200 theaters nationwide in the coming weeks, and Lexington’s Kentucky Theater could be one of them – that’s depending on negotiations currently underway between the theater and the studio.

Kentucky-born actor Harry Dean Stanton has been the subject of a film festival in Lexington for the past three years.

Filmmaker Archie Borders discusses his new movie "Please to Meet Me"

Feb 13, 2014

Louisville-based Indie filmmaker Archie Borders has a new movie project financed on, a project that starts shooting today in Louisville.

And as far as we can see, this is Borders’ third feature film, but his first film with a “name” cast.

“Pleased to Meet Me”  was inspired by one segment on Chicago Public Radio’s series “This American Life” called “Classifieds,” produced by Ira Glass.

photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It's a busy time of year for the movie industry. Oscar nominations were announced Thursday and the Golden Globes award show is set for Sunday.

Because of an ongoing shift behind the scenes, many theaters across the country may soon be unable to show movies.  Hollywood studios are expected to fully switch from 35 mm film to digital distribution sometime this year, and that’s putting a strain on local movie houses.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Money from a federal grant program dating back to the 1980s is available to the city of Lexington, but how to use the funds is still up for debate.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It’s been twenty years since the community rallied to save Lexington’s Kentucky Theatre. Now a group of volunteers say it’s time for another round of renovations.