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12:55 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' August 30 - September 2

Credit Perdido Productions

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of August 30-September 2? Here's our critics' choices.

Cynthia Haynes:

  • Blue Jasmine
  • 20 Feet From Stardom
  • Blackfish

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
9:41 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' August 23-25

'Blackfish' is one of our critics' Three to See.

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of August 23-25?

Cynthia Haines:

  • Blackfish
  • The Hunt
  • 20 Feet From Stardom

Steve Walker:

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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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Film
5:42 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Film Review: Tense Negotiations Across The Open Sea In 'A Hijacking'

Mikkel, a cargo ship cook, withstands 127 days of captivity in the Danish film 'A Hijacking.'
Credit Magnolia Pictures

On its surface, the Danish film A Hijacking (in Dutch, Kapringen) is a tense hostage drama about a cargo ship overtaken by Somali pirates and the ensuing negations for the crew's release.

But director Tobias Lindholm has much more on his mind. Besides making a nail-biter where the potential for death hovers in very close quarters, he's also commenting on socioeconomic class and the wide ethical gap between the cooks and engineers on board the ship and the suits back at the corporate office who really reap the most benefits.

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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
6:00 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

DVD Gurus: Scouting Out 70s Cinema

Paper Moon featured Tatum O'Neal's Oscar-winning performance.

Bruce Lee's final film, a cyborg Yul Brenner and Tatum O'Neal's Oscar-winning performance all have one thing in common-- they hit the silver screen in 1973.

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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
9:56 am
Fri July 5, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, July 5, 2013

'20 Feet From Stardom' is one of our independent, foreign and documentary film critics' picks this week.

A grumpy widower tries to remember his wife by joining her old choir, and a group of Los Angeles teenagers live it up by breaking into celebrity homes. 

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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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Film
7:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

LGBT Film Festival Serves Up Divine Fare With A Dash Of James Franco

James Franco is the director of "Interior. Leather Bar."

Any film festival centered around themes that appeal to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered audiences or their supportive allies is sure to be as eclectic as its targeted demographic. This year’s Kansas City LGBT Film Festival at Tivoli Cinemas in Westport makes good on that promise.

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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
6:00 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Superman: Flying High At 75

"Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero" by Larry Tye
Credit www.larrytye.com

He is the original superhero of modern times and this year fans around the world celebrate the 75th birthday of Superman.

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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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