Up to Date
5:29 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

Okay Up to Date listeners: crank up that brain for a look at films that force you to have a conversation after you’ve left the theater.

Friday on the program critics Cynthia Haines, Steve Walker, and Bob Butler save us a little time. They’ve screened a whole bunch of these movies…and will tell you which ones to see…and other ones you should flee.

This hour we'll review, among others, a documentary about one of the world’s greatest artists, a movie about two policemen contending with the mean streets of LA, and two friends who take up an odd profession to afford their apartment in NYC.

Area Film Festivals:

Kansas International Film Festival, October 5-11 at the Glenwood Arts Theatre.

Kansas City Jewish Film Festival

  • Jews in Baseball

Opening Today:

  • Gerhard Richter Painting

Already Open:

  • End of Watch
  • The Master
  • For a Good Time
  • Beauty is Embarrassing
  • Sleepwalk With Me
  • Arbitrage
  • Robot and Frank
  • The Words
  • Farewell My Queen

Bob Butler is a former Kansas City Star critic and now film blogger ofButlerscinemascene.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 andShowtime! 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 inThe Sondheim Review, The Advocate and Theater WeekThe Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Business Journal, Ingram's, The Pitch and Review.

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