Episode Twelve: Jeremy Osbern, Chris Blunk and Paige Girard

Through a Glass Productions shows why it’s clear the company has become such a success. Plus, a University of Kansas graduate captures an artistic collective in Lawrence.

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Episode Five: Catch Reel Spirit

Catch Reel Spirit: 3 films by young filmmakers, including the Dierenfeldt siblings.

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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: Kevin Willmott, Benjamin Meade and Sean Hill

Check out two filmmaking stars of KC cinema and an actress who shines in a Gary Huggin’s film.

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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 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 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 Ten: Patrick Rea – Part Two

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

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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 Four: Outpost Worldwide

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

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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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