Co-presented by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, the Truman Library Institute, and CinemaKC

Wednesday, May 8

VIP Reception $15 at 5:30 p.m.

Screening at 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum,

500 W. US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050

Film is free to the public. VIP Reception $15. Reservations requested HERE

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 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: Ty Jones

The award-winning director and cinematographer presents examples of his prolific short-film career and the trailer for his first full-length feature film.

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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 Three: Todd Norris

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

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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 Seven: Jerry Rapp and Jen Greenstreet

The filmmakers go for the drama in 2 short works.

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

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

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Presidents in Cinema Series: “Truman”

By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | April 8th, 2019

Co-presented by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, the Truman Library Institute and CinemaKC. Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Harry S. Truman Museum, 500 W. US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050 The film screening is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. RSVP HERE Prior…

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CinemaKC Legacy Series RIDE WITH THE DEVIL Sponsored by CinemaKC with the KC Film Office/Visit KC

By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | February 25th, 2019

Presented by Kansas City FilmFest International Thursday, April 11 at Cinemark at the Country Club Plaza Screening 6:45 p.m. – 9:25 p.m.    –    Q&A 9:30 p.m.   –     VIP Party 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CinemaKC Legacy Series Award presented at 6: 00 p.m. during VIP Party

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CinemKC Legacy Series Presents “Films at Planet Comicon 2019”

By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | February 17th, 2019

CinemaKC – a Kansas City based non-profit group spotlighting local filmmakers – presents an evening of super-heroic noir, sci-fi, and animation short films celebrating the fantastic, the phenomenal, and the bizarre. Come enjoy an eclectic selection of classic and new works and meet the filmmakers in a lively and informative Q&A. At PLANET COMICON Kansas…

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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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