The Many Storeys & Last Days of Thomas Merton

The public was treated to the premiere screening of Morgan Atkinson’s new film, “The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton,” 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

Harry Gritton.Mayor Greg Fischer.Congressman John Yarmuth.Barbara Sexton Smith addresses the audience.Barbara Sexton Smith addresses the audience.Barbara Sexton Smith addresses the audience.Moyor Greg Fischer.Barbara Sexton Smith addresses the audience.Keith Runyon.Filmmaker Morgan Atkinson and Keith Runyon.Callie McCrocklin and Pat Chervenak.Neighborhood House Executive Director Pam Rice, Patricia Packowski and Jan Calvert.Doug and Patricia Van Houten.Denise Sears, Jennifer Hurley, Kwanita Allen, Nolan Starks, Emily Davis and Pam Rice.Regina Blake and Stephen Kertis.Debbie and Scott Spalding, Mike Gramig and Abbie Trowbridge.Kathy Goodwin, Reverend Jeff Nicolas, and Les Waters and Jennifer Bielstein of Actors Theater.Bob Solley and Congressman John Yarmuth.Ellen Crutcher and Dr. Alexandra Gerrasimides.Jonathan Montaldo, Betsy Tyrrell, Lucy Jones, Linsey Bridges and Jill Heine.Reverend John Burke, Jonathan Montaldo and Terry Taylor.Jack Youngblood, Harry Gritton, Chris Mikos and De Quan Tunstall from YPAS.David, Christian and Linda Tate.Dashawn Starks.Natalie Pope.Hannah Nelms and Patricia Cervera.Linda Eastman with Soozie Eastman and Nancy Tafel from the Louisville Film Society.Rachel Eichberger and Emily Davis.