Filmslang. Oct. 9-11. Produced by the Lexington Film League, Filmslang is an annual independent film festival celebrating local and regional films and beyond, in Lexington Kentucky.
Unless otherwise noted, all film screenings and events will take place at the Farish Theater, located in the Central Library, 140 East Main St. (859) 231-5577. Click each event title for more info, or visit www.filmslang.com.
This year’s screenings include:
“They Look Like People.” Oct. 9, 8 p.m. Filmslang presents the regional premiere of this award-winning genre-bending story about love, loyalty and living nightmares, written and directed by Perry Blackshear. $5
“Some Beasts.” Oct. 10, noon. 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.
“Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll.” Oct. 10, 2 p.m. This documentary tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphed into rock and roll, blossomed and was nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country, providing a new perspective on a country usually associated with only war and genocide. $5
Local Short Films. Oct. 10, 4 p.m. LFL accepted submissions from local filmmakers for this showcase, which features locally created narratives, music videos and animation. Free.
“Pharoah’s Army.” Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Filmed in Kentucky, Robby Henson’s 1995 Civil War drama stars Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Kris Kristofferson. This 20th anniversary screening will feature a crew reunion and Q&A – writer/director/editor/producer Robby Henson, production coordinator Archie Borders, and film scorers Charles Ellis and Vince Emmett will join moderator, Filmslang organizer and former “Pharaoh’s Army” PA Thom Southerland for an on-stage discussion following the film. $5.
“Lost Colony.” Oct. 11, 1 p.m. 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.
24 Frames Talk & Meet-Up. Oct. 11, 3 p.m. Find out what’s going on in Lexington filmmaking and meet active filmmakers and film advocates in the community. Before, during, and after the pecha kucha-style talks, there will be plenty of time for mixing at this Filmslang 2015 Wrap-Up event.