“NEAT: The story of Bourbon” to be shown at Kentucky Theater Sept. 7

Master distiller Jimmy Russell, right, has been making bourbon for 60 years.
Master distiller Jimmy Russell, right, has been making bourbon for 60 years.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2017) — “NEAT: The Story of Bourbon” will host its hometown screening at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Kentucky Theater in downtown Lexington, Ky.

In attendance will be the filmmakers, VIP supporters of the film and those in the bourbon industry that served as the cast in the feature-length documentary. Limited general admission tickets will be available to the general public for the 8:15 p.m. showing on a first-come, first-serve basis with an encore screening at 9:55 p.m. Tickets are
available at The Kentucky Theater’s box office and website as well as on showclix.com.

NEAT dives into the rich and storied world of bourbon. Exploring its colorful history, charismatic characters, and uniquely American process, the film is a celebration of the time, artistry, and relationships that make for America’s only native spirit. It is a cinematic look at bourbon, one in which the Los Angeles Times wrote about and said, “it makes you want to stop what you are doing, grab a bottle, and run outside.”

The film is produced by local Lexington composer AJ Hochhalter who composed music for the Sundance Grand Jury winner, Blood Brother (2013) and the Oscar nominated film Body Team 12 (2015) as well as Lexington businessmen Corey Maple and Gannon Diggs.

“NEAT” also features Kentuckian Steve Zahn, who viewers will recognize starred in the new “War for The Planet of The Apes” earlier this summer.

Filmmakers are currently in talks with distribution companies, hoping to have the film available by broad release including VOD among other traditional markets.

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