Columbia, Missouri’s second film festival, “Citizen Jane,” is gaining notice quickly in and outside of the state.
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CinemaKC, the brainchild of John Shipp, held its first event at Screenland Theater, Crown Center, in Kansas City. More than 100 people attended a reception and screening of “Next” a new web series created and directed by KC casting director, Heather Laird who afterward fielded questions from the audience. Following “Next,” was “Dried Up,” a Student Academy Award (June, 2010) winning animated short by Jeremy Casper, Stuart Bury and Isaiah Powers, students at the Kansas City Art Institute. The students also fielded questions from a very engaged audience.
Originally posted by Jerry Rapp on the Cinema K.C. Site
The Kansas City film scene can be compared to instant coffee â€” instant gourmet coffee, mind you, but with the packed-in makings of a hugely satisfying, ready-to-go beverage nonetheless. Concentrated inside these crystals of potential is pure, satisfying flavor, boundless energy, and yes, a buzz. The region has long been considered the place where â€œsomethingâ€ is going to happen and in a big way. Hopes are particularly high for the time being, with the merging of the Kansas City film festivals into one (Rapp Sheet â€” 4-7-10), the current wave of filmmakers emerging from the area (as evident by the frequency Iâ€™m writing about new films!), the debut of the StagePort sound stage facility (Rapp Sheet â€” 8-10-10) and, of course, the arrival of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts scheduled next fall. Call this the triple espresso of them all.
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