Program Notes

From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: Major League (1989)

Major League movie poster

I’m not here to tell you that Major League is a great movie. What it is is a very funny movie. There are moments of outrageous, explosive, kick-the-legs-out-from-under-you humor that leave viewers gasping for breath between laughs.

Program Notes: Field of Dreams (1989)

Field of Dreams movie poster

Field of Dreams may be the finest movie ever made about baseball. Not the game as it’s actually played but as a mythic place in the America psyche, eternal summer in which fathers and sons wile away the afternoons in an endless game of catch.

Film Series Intro: Hollywood Homers

Hollywood Homers

Baseball is a lot on the minds of Kansas Citians this summer. With that in mind, the Library is pleased to warm up the bullpen with the Hollywood Homers film series, an entire lineup of baseball movies.

Program Notes: An American in Paris (1951)

An American in Paris movie poster

An American in Paris sums up the very essence of Hollywood's Golden Era: Why bother with the real and true when the make-believe is so much more satisfying?

Program Notes: The Clock (1944)

The Clock movie poster

The Clock isn’t all that different from dozens of other home-front romances churned out by Hollywood during World War II. But it is special, and for that we can thank director Vincente Minnelli.

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