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    Just to prove that all your tax money is not being wasted on free sodas for City Hall workers, your friendly Metro Council is featuring “Morning Glory” as July’s Movie under the Stars.  A humorous look behind the scenes of a national morning news show, the 2010 film “Morning Glory” will be the next feature film in the summer series on Saturday, July 9th beginning at 9:00 p.m., at Louisville’s wonderful Iroquois Amphitheater.

    “This is turning out to be one of our best summers ever for this free movie series,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). “The Iroquois Amphitheater is a great place to see a film and it is also a great way to spend a Saturday night in July.”

    The film stars Rachel McAdams (no relation), Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton as the executive producer and co-hosts of a struggling national morning show.  Becky (Rachel McAdams) applies for a job with Jerry (Jeff Goldblum), who is desperate to hire a producer for the struggling show "Daybreak."  After Becky accepts the job, it begins to appear that she has bitten off more than she can chew.  She fires her sexist co-host, then try to convince egotistical news reporter, Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford), to take the job.  Meanwhile, she falls in love with handsome Adam (Patrick Wilson).  Without spoiling the plot, let’s just say things get even more crazy and complicated after this point.


    Rachel McAdams.  No relation.  (sigh!)

    Note to movie geeks:  Be sure to note that the telephones used in the IBS offices are obviously not connected, as their LCD displays are blank.  Also, watch when Pomeroy (Harrison Ford) takes a whole sugared ring donut and puts it behind his back.  When he holds it up, it has a bite taken out of it.

    The Movies under the Stars is free to everyone and funded by members of the Metro Council. Joining Butler as sponsors are David James (D-6), Rick Blackwell (D-12), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Bob Henderson (D-14) Dan Johnson (D-21), Jim King (D-10), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3), David Yates (D-25), Jon Ackerson (R-18), Robin Engel (R-22) and Brent Ackerson (D-26).

    While there is no admission for the film, concessions will be available.

    “We have had very good turnout for the series so far this year,” says Butler. “If you have not been to Iroquois Park in awhile here is the perfect reason to come out and have some fun with the family.”

    For more information about the 2011 “Movies under the Stars” line-up and times, contact Councilwoman Butler’s office at 574-1115. Or you can contact the Iroquois Amphitheater at 368-5865.  Did we mention that it will be free?

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