CINEMAKC UNITES AREA FILM ORGANIZATIONS WITH GALA AND SCREENING

By Jerry Rapp September 13, 2010 in REview The Kansas City film scene can be compared to instant coffee — instant gourmet coffee, mind you, but with the packed-in makings of a hugely satisfying, ready-to-go beverage nonetheless. Concentrated inside these crystals of potential is pure, satisfying flavor, boundless energy, and yes, a buzz. The region…

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The Kansas City Star, Sunday, September 12, Bob Butler…

The first meeting of CinemaKC, the new umbrella organization for the local film community, gets under way Thursday, September 16 at the Screenland Crown Center. The program honors “Dried Up,” the locally made animated short which this year won a Student Academy Award for three current and former Kansas City Art Institute students, and “Next!,”…

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The Kansas City Urban Film Festival co-founder wants to make KC a film hub

Although Kansas City is better known for Plaza (not studio) lights, Fox 4 TV critic Shawn Edwards wants Kansas City to be known as an international film hub. And with this weekend’s Kansas City Urban Film Festival that he co-founded, the City of Fountains might be on its way. Read more: http://www.inkkc.com/content/my-essentials-film-critic-shawn-edwards#ixzz0yle5jV5k

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September is a movie wasteland…

According to Bob “Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture”: Named best doc at last spring’s Kansas City FilmFest, this look at the famous Chicago architect is a feast for lovers of buildings and history. (Sept. 24) Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/01/2190724/september-is-a-movie-wasteland.html#ixzz0yZuB3nvL

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Art-Commerce-Entertainment…Movies?

Art-commerce-entertainment…movies?
Just about every movie ever made and played to an audience has all three of these factors working for it. Sometimes I speak almost disparagingly of so called ‘popcorn’ or ‘summer’ or ‘family’ movies because, to me, they’re all about commerce and entertainment…

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Most people on the coasts know about Kansas City’s musical heritage. They’ve heard about the barbecue. They have a vague recollection that someone once told them it’s a nice town. But it’s still a “flyover,” one of the places they see from the airplane window while traveling between New York and L.A. The idea that this Midwestern city

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