The public was treated to the premiere screening of Morgan Atkinsonâ€™s new film, â€œThe Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton,â€ followed by remarks by the Mayor. A native of Louisville, Morgan Atkinson has been creating independent films since 1975. Donations were accepted, and proceeds divided between Neighborhood House and the Center for Interfaith Relations. Neighborhood House, in the Portland neighborhood, is a community non-profit organization that embodies key interests of Thomas Merton, including self-sufficiency, financial independence, health and community building. Merton was a Trappist monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani, near Bardstown, as well as a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion.
Photos By TIM VALENTINO | Contributing Photographer