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10 Years of Films – The Kansas International Film Festival celebrates ten years of bringing the world of premier international and independent film to the Heartland.  KIFF opens this Friday, October 1st at the Glenwood Arts Theater At 95th and Metcalf and runs through October 7th.

CinemaKC suggests you add the following films to your schedule:

PLEASE REMOVE YOUR SHOES which is a revealing documentary about broken government process. It is also an empathetic story about a half dozen public servants who try to fix it. And it is a familiar topic to all of us who have flown in the last fifteen years: the security routine at the airport, first the FAA and now the TSA.

PLEASE REMOVE YOUR SHOES is playing Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 3:15pm.

MY RUN – The Terry Hitchcock Story Narrated By Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton premieres at KIFF on October 2nd at 3 pm.

MY RUN: After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families. He ran in spite of freezing rain, unbearable heat, chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 56-year-old body.  He just kept running – each day, every day – strengthening an unbreakable bond between father and son— not stopping until he arrived in time for the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta.

And, HARVEST starring Academy Award nominees Robert Loggia and Barbara Barrie (with performances that sit at the top of their long careers), newcomer Jack Carpenter, established character actor Arye Gross, and Tony Winner Victoria Clark, among others.  Grammy & Tony Winner Duncan Sheik composed the original music for the film.

HARVEST is a poignant story that is ultimately uplifting, with moments of humor anchoring this realistic portrait of a family hanging on to what was, what is, and to each other.  It screens Sunday, October 3rd.

Writer/Director Marc Meyers is attending the festival, and will be there after the screening for a Q&A.

Visit www.raisingHARVEST.com – the trailer is under the video tab.

For the full schedule and times for films at KIFF 2010, check out http://www.kansasfilm.com/festival/guide.php

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