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Up to Date
9:45 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' Sept. 20-22

Lake Bell stars in 'In A World'.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of Sept. 20-22? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.    Cynthia Haines:

  • Short Term 12 
  • In A World
  • Hannah Arendt

Steve Walker:

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Up to Date
9:48 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' Sept. 13-15

Blue Jasmine is a must-see for both Steve Walker and Cynthia Haines this week.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of Sept. 13-15? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens. 

Cynthia Haines: 

  • Hannah Arendt
  • 20 Feet From Stardom
  • Blue Jasmine

Steve Walker:

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Up to Date
10:57 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' Sept. 6-8

Museum Hours is on critic Steve Walker's list this week.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of Sept. 6-8? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens. Cynthia Haines:

  • 20 Feet From Stardom 
  • Blackfish
  • The Audience

 Steve Walker:

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Up To Date
3:00 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, August 30 - September 3

Credit Jet Tone Films

The story of the man who trained Bruce Lee, the life of a White House butler who served eight Presidents, and a pub crawl develops into a struggle for humankind’s survival.

On Friday's Up to Date, our indie, foreign and documentary film critics take a look at the films playing on the silver screen in Kansas City this week.

Films critics Cynthia Haines, Steve Walker, and Bob Butler reviewed:

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Up to Date
11:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' August 16-18

The Audience, starring Helen Mirren, is on Cynthia Haines' list this week.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of August 16-18? 

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Cynthia Haines:

  • The Hunt
  • 20 Feet From Stardom
  • The Audience

Steve Walker:

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Up to Date
11:42 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' August 9-11

Fruitvale Station is on Cynthia Haines' list this weekend.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of August 9-11?  Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens. Cynthia Haines: 

  • 20 Feet From Stardom
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Mud

 Steve Walker: 

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Up to Date
10:51 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' August 2-4

Fruitvale Station is playing in Kansas City this week.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of August 2-4? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens. Cynthia Haines: 

  • 20 Feet From Stardom
  • Kon-Tiki
  • Mud

Steve Walker: 

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, August 2

The Way Way Back is on our critics' list this week.

When some surfers get in too deep with drug smugglers, the waves threaten to pull them under, and a shooting by transit police causes controversy in a ripped-from-the-headlines tale.

On Friday's Up to Date, our indie, foreign and documentary film critics take a look at the films open on the silver screen in Kansas City this week.

Films critics Cynthia Haines, Steve Walker, and Bob Butler reviewed:

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Central Standard
8:39 am
Thu August 1, 2013

The History And Future Of Drive-Ins

The Beverly Drive-In in Mississippi, featured in April Wright's documentary.
Credit April Wright

Drive-in movie theaters were once a staple of American popular culture, but over the decades, they've been closing across the country. Kansas City, however, seems to be an epicenter for the disappearing relic across the rest of the United States - we've got three.

This hour, filmmaker and director April Wright joined us from Los Angeles to talk about her documentary Going Attractions, which covers the history and future of drive-ins. Wright spent seven years putting the film together, and she visited almost every state in the process.

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Central Standard
5:26 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

The Man Who Helped Put America On Everest

Credit Kansas City Public Library

When Nawang Gombu reached the top of Mount Everest, he was only 17 years old. Many people talk about the beauty and the majesty of seeing the world beneath your feet. But, his first thought was, “How do I get down?” Film maker and former Kansas City television reporter, Bev Chapman,  who recently completed a documentary on Gombu, shares the story of this extraordinary man.  Nawang's inspiring story begins when he escaped from a Buddhist monastery when he was only 11. Punishments were very strict for children who didn’t excel academically, so Gombu felt he had no choice but to escape.

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Up to Date
9:54 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' July 19-21, 2013

The Israeli drama Fill The Void looks at life in a Haredi community.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of July 19-21? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens. 

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Up to Date
10:46 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' July 12-14, 2013

The boys vanquish a watermelon in 'The Kings of Summer.'

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of July 12-14? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens. 

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Up to Date
12:39 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Cool DVDs For A Hot Summer

Up to Date's independent, foreign & documentary film critics recommend The Intouchables on DVD.

If you're trying to escape the summer heat, stay cool indoors with one of our independent, foreign and documentary film critics' recommendations of films recently released on DVD.

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Up to Date
12:31 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' July 5-7, 2013

'We Steal Secrets' is on two of our critics' lists for this weekend's Three to See.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of July 5-7? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens. 

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Up to Date
9:28 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 28-30, 2013

Cynthia Haines recommends the film Frances Ha this weekend.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of June 28-30?

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Up to Date
11:12 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 21-23, 2013

Joss Whedon shot his version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in only 12 days.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of June 21-23? Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
11:18 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 14-17, 2013

Hava Nagila is one of Steve Walker's picks this weekend.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of June 14-17?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
1:15 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 7-9, 2013

Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's is one of our critics' Three to See.

Looking for a great film to see this weekend, June 7-9, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, June 7

A family man has a dark side… as a Mafia hitman, and one actress turns the camera on her own family as she searches for her biological father. 

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Film
8:12 am
Fri May 31, 2013

'What Maisie Knew' Is That Her Parents Were Utter Failures

Julianne Moore and Onata Aprile as mother and daughter in "What Maisie Knew."
Courtesy Millennium Entertainment

There’s no more important job than parenting, and it can go wrong in so many ways. In the powerful new drama What Maisie Knew, an updating of the 1897 Henry James novel to contemporary New York City, the audience sits by helplessly watching what happens when the wrong people fall into that job.

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Up to Date
10:06 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See', May 24-27, 2013

Kon-Tiki

  Looking for a great film to see this Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2013?

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Up to Date
9:45 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See', May 17-19, 2013

In The House

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of May 17-19, 2013?

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Up to Date
11:44 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See', May 10-12, 2013

Renoir

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of May 10-12, 2013?

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Up To Date
11:47 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See', May 3-5, 2013

Credit Porchlight Films

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of May 3-5, 2013?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, May 3

The Angels' Share

A rebound romance, a look at the omnipresence of the digital world and a German girl’s confused journey at the end of World War II are all competing for moviegoers’ attention this weekend.

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Up to Date
1:58 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' April 26-28, 2013

"The Gatekeepers" remains on critic Cynthia Haines "Three to See" list.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of April 26-28, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
11:06 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' April 19-21, 2013

No

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of April 19-21, 2013?

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Up to Date
11:27 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' April 12-14, 2013

Ryan Gosling in 'The Place Beyond The Pines.'

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of April 12-14, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Cynthia Haines: The Gatekeepers; No; Quartet

Steve Walker: ​The Place Beyond The Pines; The Gatekeepers; No

Up to Date
11:36 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' April 5-7, 2013

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of April 5-7, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

The Gatekeepers

A group of Aboriginal singers get their big break—but it means traveling into the midst of the Vietnam War.

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