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Murray State graduate Nathan Austin plays one of the leads in a new Civil War era film titled The Middle Ground shot in Davies, Hopkins, and McLean counties. He stops Sounds Good by to talk about it with Kate Lochte, also the upcoming 21st annual "Forest First" battle re-enactment in Sacramento starting Friday and some of the other projects he's involved in featuring MSU alumni.

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A Nashville-based film company is opening a production office in Murray citing Kentucky as one of the best states for film incentives.  

President of Chance Film Productions John Russell says a production base will be opened in time to shoot the feature film “Candles” in Calloway and Caldwell counties later this year.  

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Being snowed in this week may have given some the opportunity to catch up on the films nominated for this year's Academy Awards, airing February 22 on ABC. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Andrew Black, Murray State English and Philosophy Department Assistant Professor and Specialist in Media Studies, with a preview of some of the nominees and his pick for Best Picture. 

Dr. Tim Johns of Murray State's English and Philosophy Department previews the spring lineup for their Cinema International film series, which includes recent award-winning films from Belgium, South Korea, China, Israel, Norway, and more. Kid With a Bike showed last weekend (January 16-18), this week (January 23-25) is the South Korean big-budget western film The Good, The Bad, The Weird.

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We speak with Paris native Summer Crockett Moore who is now managing partner and producer for Choice Films & Choice Theatricals which is bringing its award-winning feature film JUNCTION to Paris, Murray, Paducah and Martin later this month. JUNCTION is a dramatic thriller about drug addicts breaking into a house to steal items for methamphetamine. However, upon breaking in, they discover something that will change their lives forever.

See more at choicefilms.com.

The 2011 film playing at Maiden Alley this week harkens back to the early days of Hollywood's Golden Age in more ways than one.  The Oscar-nominated French film The Artist is set in 1927, shot in black and white, and silent, save for the incredible score and a single line of dialogue.  You may have seen films with a similar plot, but you likely never seen a love letter to Hollywood so beautifully and meticulously crafted.  Todd Hatton and Larry Thomas preview The Artist.