Kansas City, Mo. The national Folk Alliance Festival will be held February 19-22, 2015, At Westin and the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. CinemaKC presents a film series at the Folk Alliance International Film Festival15 in the Fremont Room of the
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
The Schedule of Films:
Thursday, February 19, 2015
7 pm. – 8:30pm The Last of the Blue Devils
8:40pm – 10:00pm CinemaKC Presents: Noteworthy
Friday, February 20, 2015
7:00pm – 8:50pm The Grahams—Rattle the Hocks
9:00pm – 10:00pm KC Jazz and Blues
Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:00pm – 8:55pm Hard Soil
9:00pm – 10:00pm CinemaKC Presents: Jazz Under the Lens: A Glance at the John H. Baker Jazz Film Collection
PROGRAM ONE – CINEMAKC PRESENTS: NOTEWORTHY
CinemaKC, the KC-based organization dedicated to showcasing area filmmakers and their work, presents a collection of exceptional short narrative films, documentaries, performance and music videos from local musicians and directors. This compilation includes works from filmmakers Kyle Harbaugh, Ty Jones, Anthony Ladesich, Brandon Cummins, Jazz Crouch, Galadriel Thompson and others. Musicians featured include The Grisly Hand, The Latenight Callers, Mac Lethal, A.J. Gaither, The HillBenders and Kasey Rausch.
Running time: 80 mins
PROGRAM TWO – CINEMAKC PRESENTS: JAZZ UNDER THE LENS – A GLANCE AT THE JOHN H. BAKER JAZZ FILM COLLECTION
This presentation will provide a brief overview of one of the countries largest personal collection of Jazz Film currently held in the collections at the American Jazz Museum. The session will showcase selected soundies from 4 volumes within the collection including films from Women in Jazz, Big Bands, African American Dance in Early Films and Duke Ellington. Presenter: Greg Carroll, Chief Executive Officer – American Jazz Museum
Running time: 60 mins
More info here: http://www.folkalliance.org/camp/fai-film-festival/
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.