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Up to Date
12:51 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Up to Date's Indie, Foreign, and Documentary Critics' "Three to See"

Still from Ruby Sparks

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of August 24-26, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

Cynthia Haines: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Queen of Versailles, Ruby Sparks

Steve WalkerMoonrise Kingdom, Queen of Versailles, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Ruby Sparks

Film
5:00 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Living Lush & Ludicrously With 'The Queen Of Versailles'

Jackie Siegel and her brood in "The Queen of Versailles."
realscreen.com

There have been several informative documentaries about the United States' ongoing economic woes -  for instance 2010's Oscar-winning The Inside Job.

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Up to Date
10:38 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign, and Documentary Critics' "Three to See"

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of August 17-19? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Film
3:47 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' A Tenacious Blend Of Art & Politics

Ai Weiwei with a handful of porcelain sunflower seeds at London's Tate Modern
iheartberlin.de

There is probably no other artist alive who has made more headlines of late than Ai Weiwei,  the Chinese multi-disciplinary rabble-rouser who is the subject of the riveting and timely documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. 

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Up to Date
11:30 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign, and Documentary Critics' 'Three To See'

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of August 10-12, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
10:25 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of July 27-29, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
10:15 am
Fri July 27, 2012

What's Showing In Art, Independent, Foreign and Documentary Film

Quvenzhane Wallis stars in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," one of the films on today's list of independent, foreign, and documentary films showing on KC-area screens.

A corporate headhunter steals to maintain his lavish life style.  Sound like a news headline?  

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Up to Date
11:40 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of July 20-22, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
11:44 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Up to Date's Film Critics' "Three To See"

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of July 6-8, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
3:43 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See"

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of June 29-July 1, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Central Standard
3:09 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Rise and Dream: A Concert In A Conflict Zone

Coming up on this Tuesday's Central Standard, the story of 13 young people in Zamboanga, Philippines who take on an extraordinary challenge – to learn their traditional instruments, and preform a concert, in front of 10,000 people.

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Up to Date
9:59 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of June 22-24, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Film
10:16 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the Memorial Day holiday weekend of June 15-17, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
12:08 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' "Three To See"

Judi Dench in "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the Memorial Day holiday weekend of June 8-10, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

You can click on the highlighted links for Steve Walker's film reviews.

Cynthia Haines: Monsieur Lazhar, Kid on a Bike, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Up to Date
10:21 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

DVD Gurus: Wedding Bells Are Ringing!

Andie McDowell and Hugh Grant in "Four Weddings and a Funeral"

If you’ve ever been in a wedding, then you know there’s a lot more to one than meets the eye.  That may be why it’s a theme often visited by filmmakers.

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Up to Date
11:21 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

From "Undefeated," one of Up to Date's indie, foreign, and doc film critics' "Three to See."

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the Memorial Day holiday weekend of June 1-3, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Film
10:29 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Changes At AMC Entertainment; Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film Reviews

A scene from Monsieur Lazhar, the French-Canadian film that was nominated for this year's foreign language Oscar and is on the list of independent, foreign, and documentary films reviewed on Friday's Up to Date
Photograph © 2011 Music Box Films

Chinese company Wanda Group's recent purchase of Kansas City-based AMC Entertainment could have an effect on the way the company runs its business here and abroad.

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Central Standard
3:06 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Remember Mott-ly

David Goodrich mottly.com

For the second half of this Thursday's Central Standard, a new tribute to local legend Mott-ly.

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Up to Date
11:19 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Dancer Rebecca Houseknecht in "First Position"
Bess Kargman Sundance Selects

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the Memorial Day holiday weekend of May 25-28, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Business & Tech
10:34 am
Tue May 22, 2012

AMC Acquired By Chinese Wanda Group

China-based Dailan Wanda Group Corp. has acquired Kansas City-based AMC Entertainment in a $2.6 billion deal.

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Up to Date
9:59 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

"Jiro Dreams of Sushi," a documentary about 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his business in the basement of a Tokyo office building, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of May 18-20, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
11:42 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" - one of Up to Date's Film Critics' "Three to See"

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of May 11-13, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
7:53 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film Reviews

An ensemble of some of England’s finest actors, a satire on contemporary American culture, the latest from the unique mind of filmmaker Guy Maddin, the relationship between the newly elected Pope …and his therapist.

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Up to Date
11:23 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

DVD Gurus: The Anti-Hero

Natalie Wood and John Wayne in "The Searchers"

Lots of movies have a hero … that flawless person who always saves the day, and for the right reasons … but what about the anti-hero? The tarnished and flawed characters who emerge heroic in spite of themselves.

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Up to Date
11:44 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' "Three To See"

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of April 20-22, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
9:27 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film Reviews

Looking for a great film to see this weekend?  How about one that will make you laugh, cry, and yes, think?

Then look further than Friday's Up to Date, as independent, foreign and documentary film critics Cynthia Haines, Steve Walker and Bob Butler return to review the best films showing in area theaters.

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Up to Date
2:47 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Thomas Doret plays Cyril in “The Kid With a Bike.’’
Sundance Selects

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of April 13-15, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Central Standard
2:30 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Who Killed Commercial Radio?

Jill McKeever and Kevin McKinney

On this Tuesday's Central Standard get to know two local filmmakers who asked, "What happened to the radio industry, and what's the cost to our communities?"

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Up to Date
9:53 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Urbanized

More than half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75 percent will call a city home by 2050.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of April 6-8, 2012?

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