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Kevin Willmott Goes Global

Kevin Willmott likes to make waves. Right now he’s approaching tsunami levels. Last year the noted filmmaker and professor of Film Studies at the University of Kansas made national news

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Battling Stereotypes in a Divided America

Battling Stereotypes in a Divided America

If you’re from rural America it can be easy to lose yourself in the city. But when rural Kansas-raised filmmaker Emily Railsback came to Kansas City, she found something. Earlier this year, Railsback released “Our Blood is Wine,” a documentary about ancient wine-making in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

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Veg with Netflix . . .  or Get Out and Get Smarter

Veg with Netflix . . . or Get Out and Get Smarter

Cinematic adventure, intrigue, tragedy, romance — and a bit of classic Brando to boot. You won’t find it streaming on Netflix or Hulu, at least not with the kind of expertly curated context and additional live commentary available for free at a variety of winter film series and screenings scheduled at area museums and cultural institutions.

Kevin Willmott Goes Global

Kevin Willmott Goes Global

Kevin Willmott likes to make waves. Right now he’s approaching tsunami levels. Last year the noted filmmaker and professor of Film Studies at the University of Kansas made national news for wearing a bulletproof vest to his classes to protest guns being allowed on campus. Terming the policy “insane,” he says he will continue wearing the vest till the law is changed.

Robert Fletcher: A Star Among Stars, Now Living in KC

Robert Fletcher: A Star Among Stars, Now Living in KC

What do Shakespeare, Jack Palance and yak hair all have in common? Robert Fletcher, legendary set and costume designer for stage, television and movies, now living in Kansas City, transformed all three into the Klingons, those uber-galactic villains that have plagued Star Trek protagonists for decades. The story of their creation, a stranger-than-fiction account, is one of many peppered throughout Fletcher’s remarkable 75-year career.

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