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 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 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: 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 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 Four: Outpost Worldwide

Travel with Outpost Worldwide as they capture interesting places and people.

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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 Ten: Patrick Rea – Part Two

The director goes for comic relief and dramatic effect in 2 films.

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Episode One: Bruce Branit

The FX artist shares 2 films showcasing his visual effects artistry. He also shows how he built a digital cinematic world.

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Episode Eleven: Mary Beth Brand, Alan Handley and Devin Schwyhart

View the talents of student filmmakers from Avila University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of Kansas.

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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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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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By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | February 25th, 2019

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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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  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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  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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