Even the screenings that I didn't mention as high or lowlights seemed worth the experiences they gave. The Flyover Film Festival allowed for such wide leaps, like the newest adaptation of Wuthering Heights followed by a program of deeply experimental film art. They truly give a gift to the city with this festival.
As Daly and I ended our conversation, I asked him about next year and how he hoped it would look. He immediately talked about how proud he was of the way they made this years festival distinctly their vision and knew that would continue to expand. He also said The Dreamland Film Theater on Market Street, where Saturday afternoon's screenings were held, would undergo new renovations. More than anything, he calmly said they would "continue to just step back and improve."
On the opening night, Daly addressed the appreciative crowd at the Speed Art Museum Theater, cautioning the audience that some of the films throughout the show would be challenging. "That's why you're at a festival," he said, "to test your limits and expand your horizons." I firmly believe the Flyover Film Festival accomplished this. I commend Daly, the Louisville Film Society, and everyone who brought this together for enriching the cultural life of the city.
Can I sleep now?
Image: Courtesy Louisville Film Society