Episode Six: Patrick Rea – Part One

The Emmy-winning filmmaker pays homage to film noir. He also presents a trailer on his latest thrilling, chilling feature film.

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Episode Nine: Stephen Goldblatt and Jeff Beith

Find out why Bazillion is valued for its visual creativity.

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Episode Eight: Gregory Sheffer and Julia Barnett

An Emmy-winning filmmaker who’s a master of historical documentaries shows a masterly narrative of a time in history. Two films by University of Missouri-Kansas City show shorter can be oh so sweet.

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Episode Thirteen: Don Maxwell

Writer Ambrose Bierce’s short stories about the Civil War inspired a trilogy of films, one of which is directed by this KC filmmaker.

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Episode Twelve: Anthony Ladesich

The director and cinematographer shows how music inspires him and why pregnant women shouldn’t be ignored.

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Episode Five: W. David Keith, Maxwell W. Putnam, and Colin Ross

A local producer works with Michael McMillian on his Futurestakes webisode about a teen-age boy in danger. And two teen filmmakers show cinematic creativity knows no age limit.

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Episode Seven: Noel Selders, Julian Bickford and Jim Wheeler

Lend us your ears as we showcase film composers and an audio master.

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Episode Eight: Timothy Harvey, Jim Schweers and Brian Boye

Get the scoop on the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City and see 2 of its members’ comic films.

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Episode One: t2 + Back Alley Films

See what the amazing minds at T2 Studios have created.

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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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REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,’ empire of the senseless

By Johnny Szlauderbach

  When Steven Spielberg unleashed Jurassic Park exactly a quarter century ago, the wunderkind responsible for the ur-blockbuster finally synthesized the apex summer tentpole. The material was junk, but Spielberg transformed Michael Crichton’s schlocky, pseudoscientific tome into a featherweight behemoth of all-ages movie magic. Other, more interesting directors were considered; imagine the cruel splatter-fest Gremlins’s…

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REVIEW: ‘Hereditary,’ genetic disorder

By Johnny Szlauderbach

  Psycho birthed the modern horror genre and, quite appropriately, fractured it in two: the shrewd and the artful. Shameless about their own junkiness, the former function explicitly as thrill rides (The Shining, The Conjuring); the latter harbor transcendent ambitions, couching their frights in atmosphere and metaphor (The Innocents, It Follows). There’s some crossover, of…

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REVIEW: ‘Isle of Dogs,’ elements of style

By Johnny Szlauderbach

  It’s easy to read a kind of progression into each new Wes Anderson movie. The last two have seen Anderson retreat even further from a recognizable reality and deeper into his own obsessively appointed imagination while, for the first time, invoking something bigger than the emotional immaturity of privileged men.   The amorphousness of…

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KANSAS CITY Trailer

By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | May 2nd, 2018

(Click on image to play Kansas City  trailer)   Kansas City – Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. at the Screenland Medallion Theatre at Plexpod Westport Commons, located at 300 E. 39th Street in Kansas City, Mo. General Admission Suggested Donation $10 for Open Forum, Screening and Q&A afterwards. VIP Jazz Reception $15 at…

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PURCHASE KANSAS CITY TICKETS at Eventbrite.com

By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | March 16th, 2018

  PURCHASE TICKETS AT EVENTBRITE (Click here) KANSAS CITY, Missouri – CinemaKC will partner with the KC Film Office and VisitKC to present four classic films throughout 2018. All four works in this “Legacy Series” were filmed in the region with Kansas City locations, cast, and crew. Each film will be given a theatre venue…

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KANSAS CITY by Native Robert Altman

By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | March 6th, 2018

(From Wikipedia) Kansas City is a 1996 crime film, directed by Robert Altman and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, Michael Murphy and Steve Buscemi. Kansas City is also notable for its musical score being integrated into the film, with modern-day musicians recreating the Kansas City jazz of 1930s. The film was entered into…

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