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Revived Kansas City Film Office is attracting films – and funds – to KC. Could Kansas City become a major league moviemaking mecca like Austin, Tex.? For years that’s been

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A Compelling Tale of Tragedy and Recovery

A Compelling Tale of Tragedy and Recovery

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. Hundreds lost their lives and thousands were displaced, land and livelihoods lost, making for another component of the Great Migration, which brought people from the agrarian south to the industrialized northern regions and the opportunities of the West.

Film Screening and Q&A: The Gospel According to Glenn North

Thursday, February 23, 2017 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. | FREE Director Harold Smith’s documentary The Gospel According to Glenn North explores 18th & Vine Poet Laureate Glenn North’s unique poetic blend of jazz, blues, religion, black history, and social commentary. Join us for this debut screening, followed by […]

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A Tour de Force in One Long Take

A Tour de Force in One Long Take

KC filmmaker Turner Baietto set himself a challenge with “Someday” – and he met it. Late night in an urban parking lot. A man sits in a car talking on a cell phone to his daughter at a faraway college. It’s clear that their relationship is a distant one. Although the man makes a show […]

Back to Life

Back to Life

Revived Kansas City Film Office is attracting films – and funds – to KC. Could Kansas City become a major league moviemaking mecca like Austin, Tex.? For years that’s been the dream of many in the local film community. It’s a vision of multiple big-league feature films that will lure stars and filmmakers away from […]

Disney Studio Renovated and Revitalized

Disney Studio Renovated and Revitalized

No name looms bigger than Walt Disney as a favorite son in Kansas City, so it’s fitting that his landmark office becomes once again a major attraction. And no one seems better suited to spearhead that resurgence than local mover-and-shaker Butch Rigby, owner of KC’s Screenland Theatres for 26 years. After all, Diane Disney, daughter […]

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