Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Film Screening: 4 p.m.   Program 6:30 p.m.

The John Ford-John Wayne film, The Searchers, is one of the great Hollywood Westerns. But the movie was only a late entry in a real-life saga stretching back to 1830s Texas.

In a discussion of his book, Glenn Frankel traces the story from the 1836 kidnapping of a white girl by Comanche Indians to her “rescue” almost 25 years later, her subsequent unhappy life, and the various retellings of the epic tale in fiction, theater, and opera leading up to Alan LeMay’s 1954 novel and Ford’s 1956 film.

The talk by Frankel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter, editor and foreign bureau chief for The Washington Post who now heads the University of Texas’ School of Journalism, is preceded by a screening of The Searchers at 4 p.m.


Friday, October 3, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

One of Alfred Hitchcock's most suspenseful films, "Notorious" stars Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. Postwar Nazi spies stir up intrigue in Rio as Ingrid must convince Claude Rains she loves him in order to infiltrate and uncover Nazi secrets. All this while she has fallen in love with Cary Grant and must hide what she is up to and try to keep him safe. Not Rated.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Friday, October 10, 2014

The Butler - starring Danny Strong, Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and John Cusak

This movie was inspired by the true story of Cecil Gaines, a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America.


Friday, October 10, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Sit back and rediscover your inner child as we view "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Winner of four Academy Awards in 1988, the madcap Toontown characters mix with live actors to create a fun-filled and laugh inducing film. This film is not just for kids. Set in 1947, a down on his luck detective seeks to uncover the truth and free the cartoon Roger Rabbit from being framed for murder of a human. Rated PG


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Join us each month as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.


Friday, October 17, 2014
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

October features "The Avengers, a Marvel comics production. In this film, all the comic superheroes are combined in a team to fight evil wherever they find it. Plenty of action and special effects. Rated PG-13.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

An offshoot of KC FilmFest’s annual Reel Spirit youth film competition, this all-day family event screens award-winning shorts and a free family feature and offers interactive filmmaking workshops on important storytelling principles.

Making a special appearance is Hallmark Cards artist and head of character development Pedro Martin, who works with the animated hoops&yoyo characters and created Asteroid Andy. He discusses and shows clips of his work, including the conception of new Hallmark character Penny Paperheart, and introduces the animated movie hoops&yoyo’s Haunted Halloween.