The dinner-and-a-movie concept is getting a tweak this month, when Kaleidoscope Micro-Cinema debuts at Natasha's Bistro.
The independent film Loggerheads, a 2005 Sundance selection and winner of the Nashville, Florida and Outfest film festivals, will kick off the series on April 6 at the restaurant, 112 Esplanade.
Inspired by a true story, Loggerheads, written and directed by Tim Kirkman, tells three overlapping stories involving adoption and family estrangement in North Carolina. It stars Kip Pardue, Tess Harper, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Learned and Chris Sarandon.
Kaleidoscope will use "the latest in 1080p LCD projectors and a room-filling sound system" to combine "a great film screening experience with an intimate ambiance and fine dining," according to a release.
Organizer Bruce Barnett said the series will include old classics, foreign and domestic films, and independent features. Although dates have not been determined, he said, the series is booked to screen films from the Independent Exposure short-film program and the 2008 documentary Flow: For Love of Water.
For the April 6 Loggerheads event, dinner seating will be 6 to 7:15 p.m., the screening will be at 7:30 p.m. and a discussion with Kirkman will be at 9 p.m. Reservations are required; call (859) 259-2754.