Public radio returns to the big screen this week at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema. Following the Garrison Keillor documentary The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes and the Robert Altman-helmed movie version of A Prairie Home Companion, This American Life host Ira Glass presents Sleepwalk with Me, a film loosely based on the real-life experiences of comedian Mike Birbiglia. Birbiglia is a frequent contributor to This American Life and suffers from rapid eye movement behavior disorder. His efforts to contro
The Imposter plays this weekend at Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema. It tells the story of a Texas family whose 13-year-old son goes missing only to be found three years later, thousands of miles away in Spain. Or so it would seem. Critics have praised the film, calling it “noir-ish” and a “gothic” thriller. It’s also a true story. The documentary blends reality and re-creation as those involved related what happened, and how it happened. Maiden Alley’s Larry Thomas and I take a look at The Imposter.
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.