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You may not be aware of it, but we here in Louisville have a booming film culture. It's a great city for independent filmmakers to work in, and the powers-that-be are reportedly working hard to make Louisville an attractive place for those with bigger budgets to make movies. (Many cities across the country are chosen as filming locations for tax incentives, among other things.) So, where are we with this today?

I'm glad you asked, because coming up early next month is a Film Symposium hosted by the University of Louisville. The conference, titled “Film and Filmmaking in Kentucky,” aims to “offer a close-up of the state’s movie industry and present a panoramic shot of its future” (see what they did there?). Various panelists include Josephine Decker, Gill Holland, Kimberly Levin, Mimi Pickering, Tom Thurman, and Zachary Treitz. They will discuss topics such as film production from start to finish, the business of film, documentaries, and the academic side of film. First lady Jane Beshear will open the conference, and the keynote speaker will be Stephen Prince, professor of cinema studies at Virginia Tech.

The conference takes place at the University of Louisville on Friday, October 4. The $25 registration fee includes lunch and continental breakfast. Early registration is encouraged to avoid missing out on the opportunity; in addition, university students and faculty can attend for free if they register by Wednesday, September 25. Those wishing to register should contact Janna Tajibaeva at [email protected] or by calling 502-852-2247. More details can be found at the event page on the U of L website.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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