Reel Latin America Film Festival (Through Nov. 1)
Various locations | medina502.com | Free | Times vary
It’s the 25th year for this annual festival celebrating Latin American movies. All films are shown in Spanish or Portuguese, with English subtitles. This week, check out “Spider Thieves” and “The Companion,” — one, a movie about teenage girls robbing high-rises in Chile, and the other, the tale of a Cuban boxer who fails a doping test.
Louisville’s International Festival Of Film (Oct. 11-13)
Various locations | louisvillefilmfestival.org | $5-$50 | Times vary
It’s the biggest year yet for the 10-year-old Louisville’s International Festival of Film, with over 20 countries making an appearance. Films range from feature-length films to documentary shorts. The opening night movie is “Beyond the Silence,” a twisting tale about a defendant with a mental illness who doesn’t remember the crime he’s supposed to have committed.
2018 Louisville LGBT Film Festival (Oct. 12-14)
Village 8 Theatres | louisvillelgbtfilmfest.com | $8-$40 | Times vary
Representation matters, so how about six sessions of LGBT films over three days? You can catch: six short and sweet films all at once, a documentary about an esteemed gay playwright, a fictional movie about a woman who almost simultaneously comes out as transgender and finds out she has a son… and more.
‘Harold And Maude’ At Speed Cinema (Oct. 12)
Speed Art Museum | Search Facebook | $9 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Speed Cinema’s “Deep in Vogue” film series is meant to celebrate the former Vogue Theater by showing favorite movies that played there. “Harold and Maude”would have shown there in the middle of its lifetime, and this ‘70s cult film about the odd romantic pairing of a depressed 20-year-old and a lively 80-year-old would have been right at home.
‘Metropolis’ (Oct. 13)
Louisville Memorial Auditorium | Search Facebook | $10 | 7 p.m.
This movie screening is partly important because it raises money for the upkeep and renovation of the largest pipe organ made by Louisville’s Henry Pilcher’s Sons Organ Co. It’s also noteworthy because it’s a rare chance to watch the 1927 science fiction classic, “Metropolis,” on the big screen. Come early for hors d’oeuvres, a raffle and a photo wall.