Kansas City, Mo. – CinemaKC, a non-profit film organization which spotlights films and filmmakers in the area, will partner with sponsor KC Film Office at Visit KC, to present Article 99, the second in a series of classic feature films that were filmed in the region with Kansas City locations, cast and crew. It will be a reunion of personnel who worked on the high profile project, as well as an opportunity to introduce new audiences to the big-screen experience.
Article 99, by director Howard Deutch and starring Keifer Sutherland, Lea Thompson, Ray Liotta, and a who’s who of actors, will screen Friday, November 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the Screenland Medallion Theatre at Plexpod Westport Commons, located at 300 E 39th Street in Kansas City, Mo. Prior to the screening, at 5:30 p.m., VIP ticket holders will enjoy live jazz music at a VIP jazz reception, sponsored by KC JAZZ Live and hosted by The Sundry.
Those who worked on or otherwise had an association with the film will share anecdotes in an Open Forum preceding the screening. The screening will be followed by a lively Q&A discussion with special guests.
“Article 99 is the latest screening in our Legacy Series,” said CinemaKC President, Rick Brook, “highlighting feature films made here during our most recent golden age of film production in the Metro—-a spotlight on the past as a beacon for future production in Kansas City.”
“Celebrating our film history reminds us that we have always had a vibrant creative community,” said Steph Scupham, Director of the KC Film Office. “Many of the people who worked as crew and cast on Article 99 are still working in the film industry and living in Kansas City today. Every film made in Kansas City is a contribution to the creative economy and our collective legacy.”
Tickets will be available for purchase through Eventbrite.
Suggested Donation $10 for Open Forum, Screening and Q&A.
Separate $15 ticket to the VIP Jazz Reception at The Sundry Restaurant
CinemaKC is a non-profit organization dedicated to spotlighting filmmakers in Kansas City through special screening events and a television presence on PBS and its website. Through the years, CinemaKC has showcased hundreds of films and filmmakers, and has produced over 60 TV episodes featuring local and regional talent. For more info, go to CinemaKC.com.
About KC Film Office
The KC Film Office leads the city’s efforts to attract film, television and new media productions to the community. A division of Visit KC, the Film Office focuses on three core priorities: production assistance, project recruitment and industry support. To date, the office has assisted with more than 600 productions, generating a local economic impact of more than $32 million. For more information go to FilminKC.com.
Additional Sponsors: – KC JAZZ Alive – Screenland Medallion Theatre at Plexpod Westport Commons – The Sundry – Screenland Real Estate Services – and special thanks to John and Naomi Shipp
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.