Jazz Takes Center Stage on the Season Four Opener for CinemaKC – Repeat Broadcasts 5:00P Sunday 10/3 and 12:30A Friday 10/10


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Friday Premiere at 10:30 p.m. on October 3 on KCPT

Music is the Centerpiece of the Show’s Kick-Off

Kansas City, Mo. (September 30) – The American Jazz Museum, located in the Kansas City, Mo. Jazz District, will be featured during the kick-off of CinemaKC on Friday, October 3, at 10:30 p.m. on KCPT. Episode One, with music at its center, will play again on Sunday, October 5, at 5:00 p.m. and Friday, October 10, at 12:30 a.m., always on KCPT.

The John Baker Collection at the American Jazz Museum, which boasts over one million linear feet of film, contributes the old “soundie” or original music video, Cobb’s Idea, to the production.

Cobb’s Idea features Lionel Hampton and Betty Carter. The CEO of the American Jazz Museum, Greg Carroll, discusses its contribution to the history of jazz, along with the other contributions of the museum and collection.

Also featured on the premiere episode of CinemaKC are Kevin McKinney, director of Corporate FM and Brodie Rush, with his music videos Terra Nova and A Star Could Be Your Home.

Corporate FM is a documentary that traces the rise of corporation owned radio and the demise of the local control.

Brodie Rush is the creator of music videos using animation and edgy graphics.

Episode One of CinemaKC airs Friday at 10:30 p.m. beginning on October 3 with repeat broadcasts on Sunday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. and on Friday, October 10 at 12:30 a.m. ; all on Kansas City PBS affiliate, KCPT.

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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.