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CinemaKC Announces Season 4 Call For Entries For Missouri & Kansas

On February 23, 2014 by Justin Gardner

Today, CinemaKC is announcing a paid call for entries for films to feature for a series of episodes spotlighting regional filmmakers for CinemaKC’s Season 4. Our organization hopes to expand outside its typical Kansas City-oriented spotlight and be more inclusive to the entire Missouri and Kansas filmmaking communities. These episodes will work much like a film festival. [...]

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CRITICS VS. OSCARS

On February 21, 2014 by Meagan Flynn Mesmer

CRITICS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH OSCARS FOR SECOND ANNUAL MELEE!   Trailers and clips from all nominated films!  Get expert tips for your Oscar pool!  Door Prizes! KANSAS CITY, MO –  Join us for a robust evening of film clips and trailers for this season’s Oscar-nominated films and get Oscar picks from a feisty [...]

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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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The Carnival Comes to Lawrence

On June 30, 2013 by Loey Lockerby

The Centron Corporation in Lawrence, Kansas, produced hundreds of educational films, but its true claim to fame couldn’t be further from “Why Study Industrial Arts?”  What made Centron beloved by generations of film geeks involved a pasty ghoul, an abandoned amusement park, and a director who wanted to try something new.

Watch Season One

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 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 Twelve: Anthony Ladesich

Episode Twelve: Anthony Ladesich...

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

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Watch Season Two

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 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[...]

Episode Eleven: Cara Myers, Lyn Elliot, Misti Boland and Mary C. Taylor

Episode Eleven: Cara Myers, Lyn Elliot, Misti Boland and Mary C. Taylor...

July 13th, 2013

Find yourself captivated by four female filmmakers’ four distinct visions.[...]