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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Each Saturday during October 2015, the Kansas City Public Library will screen films that highlight the unusual experiences of people in wondrous worlds that resemble and dissemble reality.

In this version of the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice (Charlotte Henry) discovers that an ordinary library mirror is actually a portal into another world. Featuring Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle, Gary Cooper as the White Knight, and W.C. Fields as Humpty Dumpty.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Each Saturday during October 2015, the Kansas City Public Library will screen films that highlight the unusual experiences of people in wondrous worlds that resemble and dissemble reality.

This fictionalized story of Alice Liddell, the child who inspired the famous character, follows the elderly, widowed Alice as she travels to the U.S. from England. Alice must make her way through the strange land of Depression-era New York while attempting to come to peace with her conflicted childhood.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Each Saturday during October 2015, the Kansas City Public Library will screen films that highlight the unusual experiences of people in wondrous worlds that resemble and dissemble reality.

This screwball comedy, directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, and Madeline Kahn, centers on the accidental mixup of four identical plaid overnight bags and the repercussions for the colorful characters who own them.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Each Saturday during October 2015, the Kansas City Public Library will screen films that highlight the unusual experiences of people in wondrous worlds that resemble and dissemble reality.

Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) experiences a wild night of misadventures as he tries to make his way home from SoHo. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring an ensemble cast including Rosanna Arquette, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, and John Heard. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Each Saturday during October 2015, the Kansas City Public Library will screen films that highlight the unusual experiences of people in wondrous worlds that resemble and dissemble reality.

Alice Tate (Mia Farrow) is an upper-class New York housewife who spends her days shopping, primping, and gossiping. After cheating on her wealthy husband with a handsome jazz musician, her gnawing guilt manifests itself in a backache. She is referred to a mysterious herbalist who gives her a series of ancient herbs that remove her inhibitions and bestow upon her strange powers. Directed by Woody Allen.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The PBS documentary series Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Reshaped a Nation chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos in the U.S. The Library screens the episode Empire of Dreams, covering the period from 1880-1942, when the influx of newly immigrated Cubans, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans began arriving and building strong Latino-American communities in our country.

A discussion afterward is led by two University of Kansas scholars: Ruben Flores, an associate professor of American studies associate director of the school’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Christina Bejarano, an associate professor of political science and faculty member in university’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


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