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CinemaKC Legacy Series and the KC Film Office/Visit KC Sponsor the 20th Anniversary Celebration of RIDE WITH THE DEVIL
April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm$10
For more information, contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/21/19
Toni Alexander – Visit KC (816) 691-3800
Nadine Mummaw – CinemaKC (816) 210-5634
CinemaKC Legacy Series and the KC Film Office/Visit KC Sponsor the 20th Anniversary Celebration of
RIDE WITH THE DEVIL
Classic Filmed in Region is presented by Kansas City FilmFest International
Kansas City, MO – The CinemaKC Legacy Series and KC Film Office/Visit KC will sponsor a 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Ang Lee classic film, Ride with the Devil, on Thursday, April 11, at 6:45p.m. at Cinemark Palace at the Plaza, 526 Nichols Road, Kansas City 64112. The Kansas City Filmfest International will present the event.
The screening will celebrate the production’s 20th anniversary through the showing and by reuniting area artists who worked on the film.
The screening of Ride with the Devil will have a Q&A following from 9:15p.m. – 9:45p.m., featuring stories and input by local artists who worked on the production.
The screening will be preceded with a VIP Party from 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m., also on Thursday, April 11, at Cinemark Palace on the Plaza.
Anyone associated with the film who would like to participate in the Q&A should contact Toni Alexander at (816) 691-3800.
”CinemaKC created the CinemaKC Legacy series to celebrate the past contributions made by local artists to important international filmmaking. We are hoping that it educates and motivates current artists. It is a welcome opportunity to sponsor the 20th Anniversary Celebration presented by the Kansas City FilmFest International,” said Jerry Rapp, CinemaKC co-founder.
The events portrayed in the novel and film version of Ride with the Devil take place in Missouri and Kansas, amidst escalating guerrilla warfare at the onset of the American Civil War. A dramatization of the Lawrence Massacre is depicted. Tobey Maguire stars as Jake Roedel, a Southern militiaman, who joins a group of marauders known as the Bushwhackers. The gang attempts to disrupt and marginalize the political activities of Northern Jayhawkers allied with Union soldiers
The film explores politics, violence, and war. Over 140 extras played Lawrence residents, and more than 200 Civil War re-enactors were brought in to relay their style of living to the filming sequences.
Principal photography began on March 25, 1998. Filming took place primarily on location in Sibley, Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Pattonsburg, Missouri also stood in as a primary filming set locale. The set design production team removed telephone poles and utilized truckloads of dirt to cover existing asphalt and concrete.
“The kind of robust production in Ride with the Devil, attracting major outside talent, represents exactly the kind of circumstances many in Kansas City are working to get back to,” said Jerry Rapp, CinemaKC co-founder. “We are thrilled to collaborate with The Kansas City FilmFest International in this effort to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this classic, locally made film.”
The CinemaKC Legacy Series is devoted to presenting classic films that were filmed in the region, with Kansas City locations, cast and crew. The screening series is a reunion of personnel who worked on the high-profile projects, as well as an opportunity to introduce new audiences to the big-screen experience.
CinemaKC is a non-profit organization dedicated to spotlighting filmmakers in Kansas City through special screening events, television presence on PBS, and a website. Through the years, CinemaKC has showcased hundreds of films and filmmakers, and has produced over 60 TV episodes featuring local and regional talent. For more info go to CinemaKC.com.
About KC Film Office
The KC Film Office leads the city’s efforts to attract film, television and new media productions to the community. A division of Visit KC, the Film Office focuses on three core priorities: production assistance, project recruitment and industry support. To date, the office has assisted with more than 600 productions, generating a local economic impact of more than $32 million. For more information go to FilminKC.com.
Additional Sponsors: Jenny Hahn, Film Society KC, Screenland Real Estate Services, and special thanks to John and Naomi Shipp