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

Thursday, July 25

Wine & dessert reception at 5:30 p.m.

Screening 6:00 p.m. 

Q&A 8:30 p.m.

at the Pharaoh Cinema 4, 114 W Maple Ave, Independence, Missouri 64050

Film is $10 and includes reception. Ticket purchase HERE

Episode Five: Stuart Bury and Ryan Tonner

Kansas City Art Institute alumni prove why the school’s reputation for having a top-notch animation program is well earned – even producing an Oscar-winning short.


Episode Nine: Justin Gardner

The filmmaker showcases 3 films that have made a splash on the film-festival circuit.


Episode Twelve: Jeph Scanlon, Trent Coffin, Shawn Edwards, Diallo Javonne French and John Shipp

Learn what’s up at two KC film festivals and meet the man behind the curtain at CinemaKC.


Episode Ten: Jeff East

This Superman of an actor soars in Patrick Rea’s comic thriller.


Episode Seven: Dylan Dietz, Ann Mendenhall, John Berry, Mike Kelly and Mike Kearns

Be amazed at the animated works from the Midwest Association of Professional Animators and the Kansas City Art Institute students/graduates, including a short by Douglas Meloche.


Episode Twelve: Jeremy Osbern, Chris Blunk and Paige Girard

Through a Glass Productions shows why it’s clear the company has become such a success. Plus, a University of Kansas graduate captures an artistic collective in Lawrence.


Episode Six: Patrick Rea – Part One

The Emmy-winning filmmaker pays homage to film noir. He also presents a trailer on his latest thrilling, chilling feature film.


Episode Ten: Patrick Rea – Part Two

The director goes for comic relief and dramatic effect in 2 films.


Episode Nine: Pete Whitehead, Paul Horton and Peter Martin

We showcase talented Hallmark animators, both in the studio and on location at the beloved Kansas City-based company.


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.


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By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | July 1st, 2019

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By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | June 29th, 2019

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By Patricia Hamarstrom Williams | April 8th, 2019

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By Robert W. Butler

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By Robert W. Butler

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By Dan Lybarger

by DAN LYBARGER When Bruce Springsteen screams, “It’s a town full of losers, but I’m pulling out of here to win” at the end of “Thunder Road,” you don’t have to be New Jersey car enthusiast to relate. The Boss’ lyrics can mean something to you, no matter where you might be on the globe.…

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