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Councilwoman Hamilton announces free movies during Spring Break Week for young people

Friday March 28, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – In response to the recent concerns of young people in Metro Louisville, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is announcing a week of free movies during Spring Break as a way for young people to enjoy their time off from school, March 31st though April 4th.

“We plan on showing first run movies for free as a way to entertain and educate the young people of our district and the surrounding area. We are hearing from young people they want to get out and have something positive to do. This is such an opportunity,” says Hamilton. “We have had great success in previous years with showing free movies for families in the summer and we saw no reason why we could not have something young people in the spring.”

The Spring Break movies will be shown at the Shawnee Golf Course Clubhouse, 460 Northwestern Parkway beginning at 7:00pm. There will be a film shown every night Monday through Friday. It is free.

Among the films to be shown are “The Butler,” “12 Years a Slave” and documentaries “Little Africa” and the “The Dirt Bowl”. There will also be an opportunity for discussion about each film as a way hearing from young people. Hamilton is partnering with Richard Whitlock and the group “Getting All People” (GAP) to host the movie presentations.

“We found the discussion format was very positive with our recent presentation during February of the PBS series “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” says Hamilton. “I think asking young people what they think about any subject is one way of connecting to them to their history and showing that we can listen to their thoughts on any subject.”

Free popcorn and Pizza will be available.

For more information about the Spring Break Movies, contact Councilwoman Hamilton’s office at 574-1105.

Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5