Episode Five: W. David Keith, Maxwell W. Putnam, and Colin Ross

A local producer works with Michael McMillian on his Futurestakes webisode about a teen-age boy in danger. And two teen filmmakers show cinematic creativity knows no age limit.

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Episode Three: MK12

MK12 creates award-winning short experimental films and title credits for famous features. Take a look.

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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: 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 Eight: Gregory Sheffer and Julia Barnett

An Emmy-winning filmmaker who’s a master of historical documentaries shows a masterly narrative of a time in history. Two films by University of Missouri-Kansas City show shorter can be oh so sweet.

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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 One: Meagan Flynn, Jennifer Friend, Timothy Friend, Kelsey Amara and Dotty Hamilton

Learn about K.C. Women in Film & TV and the Kansas In ternational Film Festival. Plus, watch a short about how a quest for perfection threaten s a chance for happiness and two shorts with distinctive visual styles.

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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 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 Five: Catch Reel Spirit

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

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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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