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"Burning Kentucky" to premiere in Lexington Thursday night at The Kentucky Theater

"Burning Kentucky" comes home
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Posted at 2:47 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 19:38:15-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  — The Kentucky Theater is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for a film set in Eastern Kentucky.

"Burning Kentucky" has been seven years in the making. The film has won numerous national awards.

The film's writer, director, and producer describes the film as "intense". Bethany Brook Anderson is a graduate of both Tates Creek High School and the University of Kentucky. She started writing the screenplay back in 2012, and said that 80 percent of it was eventually shot on location.

The film has gotten wide national acclaim, but Thursday may be the biggest milestone yet. "Burning Kentucky" is coming home.

"I've been dreaming of premiering a movie at The Kentucky Theater probably since I was 10-years-old," said Emilie Dhir, who plays Aria.

Dhir got involved in the project at age 14, now six years later, the SCAPA grad is ready to show off the film to Lexington.

Anderson said that the last seven years have all led up to Thursday's screening. She said that the audience should be prepared for a sad story, painted with a beautiful brush, with Kentucky at its heart.

The film will premiere at The Kentucky Theater at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 25. For more information on the film, and to buy tickets to the premiere, click here.