Creativity is king in the third season of “CinemaKC,” the weekly showcase for Kansas City area filmmaking talent, beginning at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, and for the first time on KCPT Public Television 19.
(See the new season promo: Promo2.mov )“We are thrilled about being on KCPT this year, which obviously has an eye toward the arts culture and an appreciation of the Kansas City region,” says Jerry Rapp, co-creator and co-executive producer of “CinemaKC,” who also serves as president of CinemaKC, the related not-for-profit organization that promotes filmmakers in Missouri and Kansas.“The third season of ‘CinemaKC’ represents a culmination of creative sensibilities and talent, and displays a wide range of local filmmaking,” Rapp says. “In addition to appealing to local filmmakers and film enthusiasts, we hope the so-called ‘typical viewer’ will be able to easily access these fine works and develop an appreciation for the short film format, as well as be educated about all that is going on in our community.”Returning for “CinemaKC’s” third season are the show’s ever-engaging and multi-talented co-hosts: Filmmaker, actress and “CinemaKC” co-executive producer Michelle Davidson (also co-host of the daily morning talk show “Kansas City Live” on KSHB-TV) and actress and “CinemaKC” co-producer Erin McGrane (also half of the local “antique pop” music duo Victor & Penny).In each of the 13 new weekly episodes, Davidson and McGrane will deftly interview some of the region’s most imaginative and accomplished filmmakers, and screen their most ambitious and compelling projects for the enjoyment of viewers. Entertaining and enlightening segments will include narrative, documentary and animated shorts, as well as music videos, web series and feature film trailers and clips. Also featured will be informational tidbits and trivia segments on Kansas City-related films and luminaries.
This episode featuring: Dylan Dietz chats about Midwest Association of Professional Animators; animations from Ann Mendenhal, John Berry, Michael Kelly and Mike Kearns.
PLEASE NOTE: CinemaKC will be repeating our Thursday broadcast beginning Sunday Oct. 13th at 5PM on KCPT Channel 19. There will be no Sunday Oct. 6th repeat.