A film by Steven Spielberg

Presented by the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum and the Truman Library Institute with CinemaKC 

February 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S Lee's Summit Rd, Independence, MO



 A film by

David Wayne Reed

Sponsored by Unity Temple, Temple Buddhist, & the Green Team


at Unity Temple on the Plaza

Episode Eight: Kevin Willmott, Benjamin Meade and Sean Hill

Check out two filmmaking stars of KC cinema and an actress who shines in a Gary Huggin’s film.


Episode Thirteen: Hanuman Brown-Eagle, Kendal Sinn and Robert P. Campbell

Meet filmmakers who help make the visual magic happen as directors of photography – and see Sharon Wright’s award-winning film.


Episode Eight: Timothy Harvey, Jim Schweers and Brian Boye

Get the scoop on the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City and see 2 of its members’ comic films.


Episode Seven: Noel Selders, Julian Bickford and Jim Wheeler

Lend us your ears as we showcase film composers and an audio master.


Episode Three: Todd Norris

The Emmy-award winning director and cinematographer shares films showing that he can master any genre.


Episode Three: Brandon Green, Vickie Rocco, Sergio D. Acosta, Jenny Phillips and Grace Powell

Powerful documentaries focus on life after prostitution, the glories of tattoos, and
transgendered teens. Plus, a local producer/actor discusses filmmaking in K.C. and L.A.


Episode One: Bruce Branit

The FX artist shares 2 films showcasing his visual effects artistry. He also shows how he built a digital cinematic world.


Episode Eleven: Terence O’Malley and Randall Moore

Local documentarian brings Kansas City history alive in a trilogy of films featuring a President, the mob, and a fashion scion. Plus, dental me rcury amalgams get a thorough examination.


Episode Six: Jefferson Edward Donald, Dustin Adair and Vickie Rocco

See films by members of the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City – and find out what IFCKC is all about.


Episode One: Meagan Flynn, Jennifer Friend, Timothy Friend, Kelsey Amara and Dotty Hamilton

Learn about K.C. Women in Film & TV and the Kansas In ternational Film Festival. Plus, watch a short about how a quest for perfection threaten s a chance for happiness and two shorts with distinctive visual styles.


“Jumanji: The Next Level”

By Dan Lybarger

Bethany (Jack Black) and Martha (Karen Gillan) inhabit video game avatars quite unlike their real-life selves in Jake Kasdan’s Jumanji: The Next Level. by DAN LYBARGER Special to the Democrat-Gazette | December 13, 2019 Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Awkwafina, Ashley Scott, Danny DeVito, Alex Wolff, Danny Glover, Nick Jonas, Ser’Darius…

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“RICHARD JEWELL”: Score one for the little guy

By Robert W. Butler

Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Paul Walter Hauser Published December 12, 2019 by Robert W. Butler at Butler’s Cinema Scene My rating: B (Opens wide on Dec. 13) 129 minutes | MPAA rating: R Nearly 50 years ago the great New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael wondered (in a review of Sam Peckilnpah’s “Straw Dogs,” I recall) whether fascist…

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“THE AERONAUTS”: Butterflies

By Robert W. Butler

Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne Published December 10, 2019 by Robert W. Butler at Butler’s Cinema Scene My rating: B  (Now showing at the Glenwood Arts; on  Amazon Prime Dec. 20) 100 minutes | MPAA rating: PG-13 An aerial thriller packed with gobsmacking visual splendors, “The Aeronauts” is also historically based…though not so much as to let…

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CinemaKC Partners with the 2019 Kansas International Film Festival (KIFF)

By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | November 3rd, 2019

Kansas City, Mo. – CinemaKC is proud to announce a working partnership with the 2019 Kansas International Film Festival (KIFF). KIFF will sponsor the November 6 CinemaKC Legacy Series/KC Film Office presentation of “The Day After”. CinemaKC will film interviews of filmmakers who have been selected for this year’s KIFF Local. The 19th annual Kansas…

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2019 Kansas International Film Festival – A CinemaKC Sponsor

By Cinema KC | November 2nd, 2019

FILM FEST PICKS BY ROBERT W. BUTLER AND DAN LYBARGER THE PITCH, Kansas City’s Independent Source for News and Culture: The Kansas International Film Festival Starts Friday (ed note: Nov 8). Here’s a Few Picks by Dan Lybarger CLICK ON TITLE TO READ ARTICLE

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Two Articles by Jon Niccum on the History of “The Day After”

By Jon Niccum | October 28th, 2019

“Fallout from ‘The Day After’” and “Nuclear reaction: Cast, crew of ‘The Day After’ reunite for 25th anniversary of film shot in Lawrence, KC” By Jon Niccum Wednesday, November 19, 2003 from the and November 16, 2008 from the Read “Fallout from ‘The Day After’” and Nuclear reaction: Cast, crew of ‘The Day After’…

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