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Free screening of Wendell Berry documentary prior to national premiere


Free screening of Wendell Berry documentary prior to national premiere

For Release: 03/21/18 10:25 AM

“Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky” offers a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in an era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of writer, farmer, activist and Henry County native Wendell Berry. The program airs Monday, April 23 at 10/9 pm on KET and Monday, April 30 at 9/8 pm on KET2.

In advance of the nationwide PBS premiere of the film, KET and The Filson Historical Society will host a free public screening of the documentary Wednesday, April 18 at The Filson, 1310 South Third Street, in Louisville. Galleries and reception open at 5 pm, with a screening at 6 pm. Admission is free, but reservations are required online or by calling (502) 635-5083.

Discussion after the film will be moderated by film co-producer Gill Holland and will include a question-and-answer session with Berry’s daughter, Mary Berry, founder and executive director of The Berry Center in New Castle, Ky.

Directed by Laura Dunn and executive produced by Terrence Malick and Robert Redford, the film combines observational scenes of farming life and interviews with farmers and community members across four seasons of the farming cycle – a documentary style that allows Henry County, Ky. to emerge as its own character in the film.

Additionally, during the screening event, two exhibits at The Filson Historical Society will be on display for guests to enjoy: “The Evolution of Camp Zachary Taylor” and “Through a Soldier’s Lens: Jack Speed’s WWI Photography.”

Independent Lens “Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky” is produced by Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications