Presented by the Truman Presidential Library & Museum  and Truman Library Institute with CinemaKC

Thursday, July 25

Wine & dessert reception at 5:30 p.m.

Screening 6:00 p.m. 

Q&A 8:30 p.m.

at the Pharaoh Cinema 4, 114 W Maple Ave, Independence, Missouri 64050

Film is $10 and includes reception. Ticket purchase HERE

Episode Two: Russ Hadley and Heather Laird

View a film by Third Eye Productions, get a casting tutorial, and learn what’s up at the KC Film Commission.

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Episode Three: Todd Norris

The Emmy-award winning director and cinematographer shares films showing that he can master any genre.

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Episode Four: Jon Davis, Meagan Flynn, and Marc Havener

The filmmakers showcase shorts that explore relationships between men and women, fathers and sons.

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Episode Ten: Jeff East

This Superman of an actor soars in Patrick Rea’s comic thriller.

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Episode Four: Outpost Worldwide

Travel with Outpost Worldwide as they capture interesting places and people.

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Episode Ten: Barclay Martin, Paul Pearce, Judith G. Levy and David Wilson

A documentary celebrates music and children, a mockumentary skewers artistic envy, and the True/False Film Fest asks filmmakers to just “gimme truth.” Plus, enjoy a musical performance.

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Episode Fourteen: Patrick Rea – Part Three

See what’s in this filmmaker’s garden of unearthly delights.

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Episode Ten: Patrick Rea – Part Two

The director goes for comic relief and dramatic effect in 2 films.

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Episode Seven: Dylan Dietz, Ann Mendenhall, John Berry, Mike Kelly and Mike Kearns

Be amazed at the animated works from the Midwest Association of Professional Animators and the Kansas City Art Institute students/graduates, including a short by Douglas Meloche.

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Episode One: t2 + Back Alley Films

See what the amazing minds at T2 Studios have created.

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