Louisville Magazine

JAN 2019

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 1.19 83 MY METHOD In Rust Creek — a film out this month, produced by Louisville native Stu Pollard — a college senior makes a wrong turn and must fight for her life in the Kentucky woods. Rust Creek was filmed in and around Louisville: the Parklands of Floyds Fork (pictured), Iroquois Park, private homes. Pollard, who splits time between Louisville and Los Angeles, gave us five recent movies that young filmmakers should see. And Then I Go "This powerful drama, filmed in Louisville, provides an unflinching look into high-school bullying. Better with each subsequent viewing." They Look Like People "This indie thriller stars Louisville's own MacLeod Andrews, and his performance is outstanding. I've know him since he was in high school, and it has been a joy to watch him grow as an actor and filmmaker. He and his team consistently make a lot happen with very limited resources." Pilgrim Song "Filmmaker Martha Stephens works poetic wonders in the hills of the Bluegrass in this hidden gem, starring Timothy Morton — whom you can also catch in Men Go to Battle and Pleased to Meet Me, both standout films with local ties." Split "This highly enjoyable bowling rom-com was filmed in Louisville and written and directed by Jamie Buckner. He faced a lot of obstacles in getting Split to the finish line but never stopped believing. A great lesson in perseverance." Won't You Be My Neighbor? "One of the best docs I've ever seen. Director Morgan Neville shows how Fred Rogers' role in our society went well beyond simply producing Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. We should all aspire to Mister Rogers' level of desire to make the world a better place." WATCHLIST Leaded Be Connecting through pencil sharing. In August, illustrator Carrie Neumayer asked friends and family on social media for pencils in exchange for an original piece of artwork. She has since received more than a hundred. One friend sent about 30 from Pennsylvania's Amish country. A teacher sent a batch of pencils that had been used on an exam. "She wrote me a little note saying that she could feel the anxiety in the pencil," says Neumayer, who also contributes illustrations to Louisville Magazine. She uses the pencils to create new artwork. Using a timer, she sketches for 10 minutes, then switches to a different pencil and creates a new layer. She might make 36 layers with 36 different pencils. "Sometimes it was a little tiny pencil that had been really beloved," she says. Many of the pencils arrive anonymously. "I tried to imagine and guess the story of that pencil," she says. "There are some people you know really well and then there are other people who you may have met once or a few times and you have this bizarre connec- tion with them through social media. I think what this whole thing has been about is having a tangible human connection with people through mark-making and this pencil that is becoming more obsolete." — Dahlen Mitzalis 1. The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham 2. The Midnight Line (a Jack Reacher novel), by Lee Child 3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling 4. Origin, by Dan Brown 5. Camino Island, by John Grisham READING LIST The top five books checked out at the Louisville Free Public Library in 2018.

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