Program Notes

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

From the Film Vault Blog

Butler's How-To Guide for Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

Zombiemania!

Bob Butler and the Kansas City Public Library offer you this how-to video for surviving a zombie apocalypse!

Program Notes: Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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The best zombie movie of all time? For my money it’s Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead (2004). It nails the nexus of horror and humor that marks the greatest zombie movies.

Program Notes: Going Blind (2010)

Going Blind movie poster

In Going Blind (2010) former network TV news producer and documentarist Joseph Lovett aims his camera at sightless or visually challenged New Yorkers. The idea is to show us how individuals cope with blindness.

Program Notes: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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George Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead (1968) isn’t the best zombie movie ever. Just the most important.

In Praise of the Undead

Okay, I get it. Vampires are sexy. Smart. Tormented. No wonder they’re now a staple of chick lit. But when it comes to the dead arising and going forth to do mayhem, give me a flesh-chomping zombie horde any day.