A corporate headhunter steals to maintain his lavish life style. Sound like a news headline?
Could be, but it’s actually the plot of a Norwegian thriller Up to Date's independent, foreign, and documentary film critics talk about on Friday's program.
We also review a movie that tells the story of a six-year old girl living with her ailing father and searching for her mother. Plus, some suggestions for great art, indie, foreign and documentary films now available on DVD.
Also: what does Google Fiber mean for the local filmmaking community? If predictions are right, it'll benefit both viewers and filmmakers, both for whom download and upload speed can be inhibiting. No more.
Our list for today:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
To Rome With Love
Bob Butler is a former Kansas City Star critic and now film blogger of Butlerscinemascene.wordpress.com. He is a member of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle. His work has appeared in The Arizona Republic, The Contra Costa Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Kansas City Star, and The Sunday Mail (Australia).
Cynthia Haines, a photographer, film critic and scholar, retired as an Associate Professor of Film Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso where she taught for ten years. She has a B.A. degree from Stanford University and an M.A. from U.T. El Paso and attended the Stanford University Broadcast and Film Institute. She is the author/photographer of Literature and Landscape: Writers of the Southwest and Showtime! From Opera Houses to Picture Palaces in El Paso.
Steve Walker is a contributing arts reporter at KCUR. In addition, he teaches creative writing classes at the Kansas City Art Institute. His writing has appeared in The Sondheim Review, The Advocate and Theater Week, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Business Journal, Ingram's, The Pitch and Review.