Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

Friday, September 4, 2015
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

September's film is "Bad Day at Blackrock." This tense drama stars Spencer Tracy, who was nominated for Best Actor for his work in this 1955 film. Macreedy's (Tracy) mission in Blackrock is resisted by the town's thugs who don't want their dirty secret known. Co-starring Robert Ryan, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

As the Kansas City area settles into a new school year, the Library devotes its September film series to stories of some of the big screen’s more famously disaffected students – the loners, the misunderstood, the (ultimately redeemable) troublemakers.

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


Friday, September 11, 2015
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

"Some Like it Hot" Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe star in this 1959 comedy about two Chicago musicians who witness a gangster shooting and flee for their lives disguised as members of a all-girl jazz band. Things soon get complicated as Jack Lemmon has to switch between characters. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards this film is laugh out loud funny!


Saturday, September 12, 2015

As the Kansas City area settles into a new school year, the Library devotes its September film series to stories of some of the big screen’s more famously disaffected students – the loners, the misunderstood, the (ultimately redeemable) troublemakers.

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


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Spotlighting three generations of six ethnically diverse families, KCPT tackles the sensitive subjects of racism, prejudice, and immigration in the online documentary series Your Fellow Americans. Interviewed at the dinner table, members of the immigrant families discuss how they identify themselves, why they do, and what those identities both provide and cost them.

Producers Christopher Cook and Nate Bozarth share several of the filmed interviews and, after each viewing, lead a discussion of the issues they raise.


Friday, September 18, 2015
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

This month's sci-fi film is the dark comedic classic "Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb." Receiving four Academy Awards including Best Picture, this 1964 movie stars Peter Sellers (Best Actor) in one of his best role as he plays three different characters throughout the film. A crazed general orders a nuclear attack on the U.S.S.R. and everyone fears the unleashing of the Doomsday Machine if the attack is not called off in time. Costarring George C.Scott, Keenan Wynn and Slim Pickens.


Friday, September 18, 2015

The Library’s annual summer Off-the-Wall film series takes filmgoers Down the Rabbit Hole, celebrating movies about people cast into strange, through-the-looking-glass lands.

Assuming the identity of “Susan” listed in a personals ad, a bored suburbanite navigates the wild Wonderland of 1980s-era New York City. Starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

As the Kansas City area settles into a new school year, the Library devotes its September film series to stories of some of the big screen’s more famously disaffected students – the loners, the misunderstood, the (ultimately redeemable) troublemakers.

This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

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


Saturday, September 26, 2015

As the Kansas City area settles into a new school year, the Library devotes its September film series to stories of some of the big screen’s more famously disaffected students – the loners, the misunderstood, the (ultimately redeemable) troublemakers.

This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

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


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.


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