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Against All Odds

KC’s Tivoli Theatre endures, thanks to founder Jerry Harrington’s savvy, passion and persistence. A few months back Tivoli Theatre owner Jerry Harrington ran into a man who once booked films

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Movies on His Mind

Money is his métier, but filmmaking is the true passion of UMKC economics professor, Stephen Pruitt. Stephen Pruitt was circling one of the terminals at KCI awaiting the arrival of

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Cinema KC Celebrates Season 6 on KCPT

Cinema KC Celebrates Season 6 on KCPT

Kansas City’s film scene is alive and well. And the film enthusiasts at Cinema KC want the whole region to experience it. Cinema KC is a TV show, heading into its sixth season on KCPT; CinemaKC is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the professional film community in Kansas and Missouri. Each 30-minute […]

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

KC’s Tivoli Theatre endures, thanks to founder Jerry Harrington’s savvy, passion and persistence. A few months back Tivoli Theatre owner Jerry Harrington ran into a man who once booked films into Harrington’s Westport art film emporium. The conversation turned to business, and Harrington enumerated the many changes in the industry that were making the survival […]

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Communication. Collaboration. Reconciliation.

Communication. Collaboration. Reconciliation.

Called To Walls film documents positive impact of community murals. Painting changes things. This simple premise led artists Nicholas Ward and Amber Hansen down a six-year path through four states that ended in the creation of their film, Called To Walls. Shown in February at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kan., and in April at Kansas […]

What To Do With That Old Bank Vault in the Basement?

What To Do With That Old Bank Vault in the Basement?

Kansas City Public Library makes movie magic… Stacey DeTray Mayoral grew up in the Kansas City area, attending school in Blue Springs before heading off and eventually settling in Mexico City, Mexico. Home for a visit a few months ago, she and her parents made their way downtown and to a place DeTray Mayoral had […]

Movies on His Mind

Movies on His Mind

Money is his métier, but filmmaking is the true passion of UMKC economics professor, Stephen Pruitt. Stephen Pruitt was circling one of the terminals at KCI awaiting the arrival of a friend’s flight. “I saw a very attractive young lady sitting by herself outside on one of the concrete benches smoking a cigarette,” Pruitt, a […]

Recent KCAI Grad Lands Video Commission

Recent KCAI Grad Lands Video Commission

“It came out better than I had hoped,” says Kansas City artist and musician, Stephen Proski, of the animation Evan Bech created for Proski’s post- industrial techno band, Human Traffic. Bech’s animation for Human Traffic’s new single, Degeneration HD, is his first major project since graduating in May from the Kansas City Art Institute, where […]

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