Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee April 14-18

The Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee presents Kansas City FilmFest: 140 films in 5 great days.

It’s time to begin planning your schedule for Kansas City FilmFest, which takes place April 14-18th, 2010, at AMC Mainstreet, downtown at 14th and Main Street.   You’ll have the chance to see 140 films in 5 great days.  Plus much, much more. See the schedule online now.

Two Jubilee Showcase features are highlights of the festival. Tickets for these two events go on sale April 1 online (and are NOT included in festival passes).  All other tickets go on sale April 8.

Our opening event is not to be missed.  Winter’s Bone, fresh from an award-winning Sundance debut, plays April 14 at 7 p.m. at AMC Mainstreet.  The film was shot in the Missouri Ozarks and many regional industry professionals were involved.  Director Debra Granik will be present to discuss her film with Kansas City’s own Jeff Goldsmith after the film.  Goldsmith is senior editor of Creative Screenwriting Magazine and will conduct a podcast after the screening—and you’ll be there.

From 9:30 to midnight on April 14th, you’re invited to a reception sponsored by the Film Commission of Greater Kansas City.  Meet us and the filmmakers in the AMC Marquee Lounge.
A Boy and His Dog represents the other end of the independent film spectrum.  Released in 1976, this classic sci-fi film has been remastered and will be shown Saturday night, 7 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre (where it will be shown in 35 mm).  Director L.Q. Jones will be present to discuss this cult favorite, answer questions and visit with you at the party that follows.

Tickets for Winter’s Bone and A Boy and His Dog are $20 and go on sale April 1.  These two Jubilee Showcase features are not included in the festival pass and we anticipate a sell-out, so get your tickets early.

Festival pass holders take note
You’re invited to the Kansas City FilmFest Pass Holder Preview Event on April 7th. Purchase your festival pass and pick up the actual tickets you need to attend screenings. Join us anytime between 5 and 9 p.m. at AMC Mainstreet, downtown at 14th and Main Street. Then you’ll have your tickets in hand before individual tickets go on sale to the public, April 8th.

Key FilmFest program staff will be on hand to help you decide which films to see and which workshops to attend.  AMC Mainstreet will offer a free small popcorn and soda along with tours of the AMC Cinema Suites.
This event is open to anyone interested in purchasing a pass and to filmmakers who receive a free pass in return for their competition entry.

Keep up with the festival on Facebook
If you’re not a member of our group on Facebook, you might consider becoming one. We send many inside scoops through our Facebook page.  Kansas City FilmFest on FB.

Fred Andrews
President, KC Filmmakers Jubilee


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