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 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 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 Three: Brandon Green, Vickie Rocco, Sergio D. Acosta, Jenny Phillips and Grace Powell

Powerful documentaries focus on life after prostitution, the glories of tattoos, and
transgendered teens. Plus, a local producer/actor discusses filmmaking in K.C. and L.A.

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Episode Four: Jeremy Collins

The adventurist/filmmaker presents his stunning short film about “climbing to untouched summits on the China/Mongolia border, as told through a letter home from father to son”

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Episode Nine: Justin Gardner

The filmmaker showcases 3 films that have made a splash on the film-festival circuit.

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Episode Nine: Pete Whitehead, Paul Horton and Peter Martin

We showcase talented Hallmark animators, both in the studio and on location at the beloved Kansas City-based company.

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Episode Two: Bryce Young, Turner Baietto, Michelle Davidson, Joicie Appell and Amber Rapp

Discover the Withered World web series and view one of its webisodes. Plus, a veteran actress appears in two films – one comic and one creepy

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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 Nine: Stephen Goldblatt and Jeff Beith

Find out why Bazillion is valued for its visual creativity.

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Blade Runner

“Blade Runner 2049,” artificial intelligence

By Johnny Szlauderbach

At last, there’s a sense of urgency in a Blade Runner movie. (That title, borrowed from Burroughs, evokes so much movement that grafting it onto Ridley Scott’s 1982 movie always felt like a bad joke.) The newest model, Blade Runner 2049, may not possess the fleet outline—four replicants, four set pieces—of the original or its…

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Battle of the Sexes

“Battle of the Sexes,” double fault

By Johnny Szlauderbach

In May 1973, Bobby Riggs challenged Margaret Court to a tennis match. Riggs was 55 and had been retired for 22 years. Margaret Court was 30 and the number-one ranked female player in the world. Riggs smashed Court, beating her 6-2 in game one and 6-1 in game 2. It was the height of the…

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“American Made,” cruise control

By Johnny Szlauderbach

Tom Cruise isn’t like other movie stars. Even without the personal baggage, he’d be an anomaly. There have always been outsized screen personalities—Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Lee Marvin, Brad Pitt, George Clooney—but even they stretch themselves within their niches, test their artistic limitations. Outside of a few obvious departures (Magnolia, Eyes Wide Shut),…

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Uncommon Allies

CinemaKC Presents UNCOMMON ALLIES Documentary Screening Nov 11

By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | October 12th, 2017

Kansas City based film director, Jon Brick, and CinemaKC are hosting a screening event for the feature documentary film, Uncommon Allies. Uncommon Allies, filmed in Kansas City, MO, is an important and timely film about homicide, gun violence and police-community relations. Uncommon Allies shows how Rosilyn Temple, in the wake and devastation of her son’s…

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CINEMAKC BINGO NIGHT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | October 3rd, 2017

CINEMAKC DRAG QUEEN BINGO for FILMMAKING Mark your calendar! CinemaKC is hosting a Bingo Night at Hamburger Mary’s to support local filmmaking. Come out to play, to party, and to have fun! It’s on Wednesday, October 11. 2017, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Hamburger Mary’s, 3700 Broadway Rd, Ste 110, Kansas City, Missouri…

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CINEMAKC BINGO NIGHT THURSDAY, JULY 6

By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | June 3rd, 2017

CINEMAKC DRAG QUEEN BINGO for FILMMAKING Mark your calendar! CinemaKC is hosting a Bingo Night at Hamburger Mary’s to support local filmmaking. Come out to play, to party, and to have fun! It’s on Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Hamburger Mary’s, 3700 Broadway Rd, Ste 110, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.…

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