Louisville Magazine

NOV 2016

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 11.16 141 "It Was Just a Familiar Moment," pencil sketch by Letitia Quesenberry "I paint simple things," says Matthew McDole, sitting in the front room of his Butchertown house. The room is spare, like his black-and-white line paintings of knives, faces and everyday objects. His bed is in the corner, a string of lights hangs from the ceiling and a single thumbtack pushed into the white- washed wall holds a sketch over his work table. "I don't like a ton of shit up, and it's nice to change (what's on the thumbtack) whenever something gets familiar," he says. In 2012, his friend and fellow local artist, Letitia Quesenberry, gifted McDole the rough sketch currently displayed. She made the baseball cap with cursive words during a Speed Art Museum "Art After Dark" event, where several artists did pieces inspired by the same random quote: "It was just a familiar moment." "Everyone else was making these grand things," McDole says. "Then you'd see her making this little thing you couldn't even see because it was so little." A few months later, Quesenberry visited McDole while he was working at Please & Thank You and gave him the drawing. "She told me it was me," he says. "It's beyond a coincidence." — KM WATCH LOOK RESIDENCE IN Seneca High School senior Julia Easley's Honda Civic sits in her personalized parking spot every day while she's in school. Over the summer, after spending weeks deciding on what theme she wanted for her space, she settled on Monopoly. "So I could combine all the ideas I had into one," she says. She used wall paint and spent six hours making her spot look like a Monopoly game, each space on the board filled with a different quote or symbol. Her spot, in the senior lot, is surrounded by others: sports themes, names, a jar of peanut butter and jelly. — Kelly Veer Photo by Aaron Kingsbury Louisville native Kara Holden is a screenwriter whose most recent credits include Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life and Carrie Pilby, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September. "I've decided to make this a list of the top five films I never get tired of re-watching," Holden says. The Goonies "It's is the ultimate adven- ture-in-your-own-backyard movie. It instantly transports me to that magical feeling of childhood where anything was possible and treasure could be found around any corner — and under any fireplace — if you just looked hard enough." Roman Holiday "It doesn't get any better than Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck bantering on a Vespa through the enchanted streets of Rome. And the bittersweet ending gets me every time." Sleepless in Seattle "The amazing Nora Ephron strikes just the right tone between magic and melan- choly, heart and humor — and somehow gets some of the most compelling chemistry between two characters I've ever seen onscreen, despite the fact that they only share one scene together!" The Princess Bride "One of the most quotable films in movie history, it is a perfect script that has some- thing for everyone, as Peter Falk's character promises in the opening: 'Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, mon- sters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles….' Also, As You Wish is the best book about movie-making I have ever read." Sing Street "This little Irish movie came out this year, and not many people know about it, but it hits the sweet spot between nostalgia and wish-fulfillment and has a freaking fantastic soundtrack."

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