CINEMAKC IS BACK AT A NEW TIME FOR TWO WEEKS: Season 5 Episode 10 “On the Up and Up” Will Air 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, on KCPT

510_Up&Up_03_LotawanaOnIce“Lotawana on Ice” by Trevor Hawkins

Kansas City, Mo. CinemaKC, the television show that is by and for local filmmakers, has returned from hiatus. It will air on PBS affiliate KCPT Friday, March 25 and Friday, April 1 at 11:30 p.m. Season 5, episode 10, is titled “On the Up and Up” and features three area films. The episodes will be re-broadcast at 12:30 a.m. Fridays on KCPT1 and 11:00 p.m. Mondays on KCPT2.

Beginning April 15, CinemaKC will be back in its 10:30 p.m. Friday time slot for episodes 12 and 13. There will be no broadcast on April 8.

“Up and Up” is comprised of the films “Elaine” by Chris Bylsma, “Tender” by Jerry Rapp, and “Lotawana on Ice” by Trevor Hawkins (

March 25th      #510 – ‘On The Up and Up.’      11:30pm
April 1                #511 – ‘Sci-Fi.’      11:30pm  
“Bennu: The Rise”  – Bradley J. Lincoln, Director; Irene Delmonte, Producer Hidden District
“Descendant” – Dan Wood
“The Icarus 1” – Anthony Ladesich, Producer/Director; Mikal Shapiro, Producer Mile Deep Films and Television
April 8                NOTE: – no show   (Ken Burns ‘Jazz’ airs from 8 to midnight that night)
April 15th         #512 – ‘Drama.’      10:30pm
“Housemother” – Anita Cordell, Producer; Patrick Rea, Director
“Parallel Cords” – Catherine Dudley-Rose, Annie Walsh, Producers
April 22nd       #513 – ‘Romance.’  10:30pm
“A Girl With Red Hair” – Misti Boland, Director; Eric Caughey, Producer
“Country Singles” – Jetpack International Pictures Release; Todd Norris, Director
“The Time We Hold” – Jon Davis, Director; Pamela Leibbert; Producer Cinephile Films


“Tender” by Jerry Rapp

510_UP&UP_01_Elaine“Elaine” by Chris Bylsma


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PATRICIA HAMARSTROM WILLIAMS, M.F.A., Ph.D.abd is storyteller with international film and theatre directing and new media credits. Her film credits include “A Tomb for Boris Davidovich”, “A Long Day’s Journey Into Night”, “Othello”, and “Tiger Dance”; work at Cinecitta and for Universal Studios. She has also directed at major theatres, including Lincoln Center, American Repertory Theatre, Missouri (now Kansas City) Repertory Theatre, national Shakespeare Festivals, and the National Theatre of Serbia.

Hamarstrom Williams has served as Executive Director of both the Kansas City Film Festival and the KAN Film Festival. She is Vice President of the Board of CinemaKC, having joined in 2014.