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Wallace Kelly Film

Each year, the Library of Congress selects just 25 films to add to its prestigious National Film Registry. Included in the 2007 selections, alongside Now, Voyager and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was a 16-minute black-and-white silent home movie titled Our Day, created in 1938 by Wallace Kelly of Lebanon, KY.

Kelly was a photographer, artist, and award-winning novelist. Included in Louisville Life’s exploration of his story is an interview with Dan Streible, a New York University film expert, originally from Louisville, who helped champion the film. We also travel to Lebanon to learn what locals think about this unique honor.

And thanks to Wallace Kelly’s family, we’re thrilled to be able to bring you Our Day in its entirety: Watch the Film »

The conversation with Streible took place at Baxter Avenue Filmworks. Learn more about the Baxter theaters at ApexTheatres.com.


Program 303
A 1938 amateur film about the day in the life of a Kentucky family is selected to the National Film Registry; a visit to Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest; and inventive Louisville architects. Linda K. Miller, executive director of Dare to Care, is our guest. (#303)