CinemaKC Showcases the KU Film & Media Studies Department

We’re happy to announce that we will host the KU Film & Media Studies Department Showcase on April 14 at 7:30pm at the Screenland Crown Center. The showcase will feature the work of KU Film and Media Studies students such as the award-winning documentary, “Poeta.” The program includes a mixer at 6:30pm followed by the screenings and a Q&A with filmmakers starting at 7:30pm.

The films featured include: “Back 2 School: Gnome More Funny Business,” about a garden gnome’s first day back at KU; “The Nuclear Standard,” a seemingly “perfect” 1950’s family ends up facing a very different reality; “The Littlest Ones: A Dogumentary,” an award-winning documentary about people and programs who help care for unwanted dogs and puppies; “Critical Mass: 719,” after the zombie apocalypse, zombies aren’t the only things to fear. This award-winning short was written, shot (on the RED ONE camera), and edited in just seven days. Also, “The Photographer,” a short, still-photography-based documentary exercise; “The Amplesand” shot on 35mm film. “The Amplesand” is an experimental film and a meditation on legends of the past, brought into the modern day. “My Lucky Stars,” a music video featuring special effects by Derek Sellens will also be shown.

Tickets are $8, and available at or at the door. Tickets for KU students with I.D. are free and IFC-KC members are $5. CinemaKC is an initiative of the Film Society of Greater Kansas City, connecting with movie lovers since 1991. For more information contact John Shipp at 816-718-4337 or

CinemaKC’s Strategic Partners include ArtsKC, Film Commission of Greater Kansas City, Blackberry Castle Productions, Film Society of Greater Kansas City, Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition, Kansas City Film Critics Circle, Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, Kansas City Fringe Festival, Kansas City Screenwriters, Kansas City Urban Film Festival, Kansas City Women in Film and TV, Kansas Film Commission, Kansas International Film Festival, Missouri Film Commission,Missouri Motion Media Association, Reel Spirit, Thank You Walt Disney, UMKC Film Department, University of Kansas Film and Media Studies, Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City, and Women of the Motion Picture Industry.

CinemaKC’s Business Alliances include Allied Integrated Marketing, Allied Theatre Craft, American Heartland Theatre, Kansas City Area Development Council, KC Stage Magazine, KC Arts Council, KC Studio, Prizm Productions, ScreenlandArmour,Screenland Crossroads, Screenland Crown Center, StagePort, and T2.


  1. Reggie Banks,Sr. on April 15th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Hi John, just wanted to let you know that Blackberry Castle Productions appreciates the impact that CinemaKC is having on the local and regional film community. We probably will be moving our date for the BCP documentary to our anniversary week in August. I will follow up with you on a firm date.

    Thanks again,
    Reggie Banks,Sr. CEO/BCP

  2. Justin Gardner on April 19th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Good to know Reggie. When you do please let us know on our Facebook Page since that’s the easiest way for us to find updates.


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