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Who Needs to Cross an Ocean? France Comes to Your Living Room on CinemaKC!

On October 9, 2014 by Patricia Hamarstrom Williams

Kansas City Film Screened at Cannes Film Festival will play Friday, October 10, at 10:30 p.m. on KCPT. The Donald Gordon Story began life as a 48 Hour Film Project – Kansas City project shot on less than $200 and in Kansas City by local filmmakers Joe Carey and Davis DeRock. The [...]

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Jazz Takes Center Stage on the Season Four Opener for CinemaKC – Repeat Broadcasts 5:00P Sunday 10/3 and 12:30A Friday 10/10

On October 2, 2014 by Patricia Hamarstrom Williams

  Friday Premiere at 10:30 p.m. on October 3 on KCPT Music is the Centerpiece of the Show’s Kick-Off Kansas City, Mo. (September 30) – The American Jazz Museum, located in the Kansas City, Mo. Jazz District, will be featured during the kick-off of CinemaKC on Friday, October 3, at 10:30 p.m. [...]

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The Gem on the Vine

On June 17, 2014 by Loey Lockerby

  During jazz’s Golden Age, legends like Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Bennie Moten helped make Kansas City’s 18th and Vine district a mecca for successful and innovative musicians. In the heart of this historic area, at 1615 East 18th Street, stands the Gem Theatre. Originally named the Star Theatre, it was [...]

Cinema KC History

The Boller Brothers

On June 30, 2013 by Loey Lockerby

The Bollers specialized… ideal choice to design the Country Club Plaza’s movie house in 1928.  Like many of the Boller buildings, the Plaza Theater mimicked another, more exotic space, in this case a Spanish country villa.  The Plaza remained a first-run house into the 1990s, when competition from the area’s megaplexes finally shut it down.  The building was converted into a Restoration Hardware store in 1999, although the facade is still largely intact.

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Episode Eight: Timothy Harvey, Jim Schweers and Brian Boye

Episode Eight: Timothy Harvey, Jim Schweers and Brian Boye...

Get the scoop on the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City and[...]

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Episode Twelve: Anthony Ladesich

Episode Twelve: Anthony Ladesich...

The director and cinematographer shows how music inspires him and why pregnant[...]

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Episode Thirteen: Don Maxwell

Episode Thirteen: Don Maxwell...

Writer Ambrose Bierce’s short stories about the Civil War inspired a trilogy[...]

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Episode One: t2 + Back Alley Films

Episode One: t2 + Back Alley Films...

July 3rd, 2013

See what the amazing minds at T2 Studios have created.[...]

Episode Thirteen: Hanuman Brown-Eagle, Kendal Sinn and Robert P. Campbell

Episode Thirteen: Hanuman Brown-Eagle, Kendal Sinn and Robert P. Campbell...

July 13th, 2013

Meet filmmakers who help make the visual magic happen as directors of[...]

Episode Twelve: Jeph Scanlon, Trent Coffin, Shawn Edwards, Diallo Javonne French and John Shipp

Episode Twelve: Jeph Scanlon, Trent Coffin, Shawn Edwards, Diallo Javonne French and...

July 13th, 2013

Learn what’s up at two KC film festivals and meet the[...]