New Time on Fridays at 10:30 p.m. Beginning October 3 on KCPT
Metro Community is Featured in Films from the American Jazz Museum, GLOW, Hidden District Studios, and more
Kansas City, Mo. (September 25) – CinemaKC proudly announces the premiere of its fourth season with a new time on Fridays at 10:30 p.m. on KCPT beginning October 3 with a repeat broadcast on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. beginning October 5.
The acclaimed television show focuses on promoting the greater Kansas City area and Midwest region through the work of its featured films and filmmakers. The importance of Kansas City’s American Jazz Museum is supported by an interview with its CEO Greg Carroll and educational history is exemplified in the Betty Carter and Lionel Hampton “soundie”, Cobb’s Idea.
GLOW is a documentary that promotes Kansas City’s GLOW organization, an acronym for Girls Leading Our World. Its efforts to catapult deserving students into college and ensuing success in life was produced by The Kansas City Women in Film and Television.
The Kansas City area was the setting for the stirring Holocaust era drama, Adira, and was produced by Lees Summit’s Hidden District Studios.
CinemaKC President Nadine Mummaw said, “The launching of the CinemaKC Season Four TV program brings great pride to all who worked so diligently to make it happen. The Kansas City film community is filled with some amazingly talented and dedicated professionals.”
Michelle Davidson and Erin McGrane return to host the films, which include documentary, narrative, music video, 3D and stadium video, and animation genres: Gangland Wire, We Are Somebody, The Hourglass Figure, Enclosure, What Kind of Man, Adira, Still Jammin’, Mother’s Club, The Grisly Hand, Latenight Callers Pedaljets, Terra Nova and the Hearers, “A STAR COULD BE YOUR HOME.” music videos, We are Superman, GLOW, Telephone, Cottontail, Life after Dusk, Mudjackin’, Perfume Genius, Queen, Phantasmagoria, and Martini Lunch.
CinemaKC will premiere thirteen episodes throughout the end of the year.
“I’m continually amazed and impressed by the forward growth of filmmaking happening in this community. There are so many unique and interesting visions being realized all around us, and never any shortage of artists to spotlight on the show. As a storytelling city, we just keep getting better and better,” said CinemaKC Executive Producer Jerry Rapp.
Interviews by Davidson and McGrane will feature the CEO of the American Jazz Museum, Greg Carroll, with Cobb’s Idea and producer of Selfie Sharon Liese. Other filmmakers who talk about their work are Annie Walsh with GLOW, Mitch Brian and cinematographer Todd Norris with Country Singles and Tourniquets, Rodney Thompson with Still Jammin’ and Mother’s Club, Kaumau Bilal with What Kind of Man, Irene Delmonte and Bradley Lincoln from Hidden District Studio with film Adira, Patrick Rea with The Hourglass Figure, Senoreality, and Enclosure, Mark Honer and Bryce Benlon of DHTV, Tim De Paepe with Blood of Me, Alden Miller from the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City with Grim Vacation, actors Chris Bylsma, Joe Carey, and Davis DeRock, Kevin McKinney with Corporate FM, Brodie Rush with Terra Nova and A Star Could Be Your Home, Nathan Kincaid with Martini Lunch.
Executive Producer Dylan Dietz said, “Working with CinemaKC each year proves the exemplary level of talent who call the Kansas City metropolitan area home. Collaborating with these gifted professionals has been both educational and inspirational.”
CinemaKC airs Fridays at 10:30 p.m. beginning on October 3 with repeat broadcasts on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. beginning October 5 on Kansas City PBS affiliate, KCPT.
PATRICIA HAMARSTROM WILLIAMS, M.F.A., Ph.D.abd is an international film and theatre director and new media expert. Her film credits include “A Tomb for Boris Davidovich”, “A Long Day’s Journey Into Night”, “Othello”, and “Tiger Dance”; work at Cinecitta and for Universal Studios. She has also directed at major theatres, including Lincoln Center, American Repertory Theatre, Missouri (now Kansas City) Repertory Theatre, national Shakespeare Festivals, and the National Theatre of Serbia.
Hamarstrom Williams has served as Executive Director of both the Kansas City Film Festival and the KAN Film Festival. She is Vice President of the Board of CinemaKC, having joined in 2014.