Program Notes

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: Resurrection (1980)

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Resurrection (1980) is a great example of Woo Woo Cinema, offering a degree of psychological realism rarely seen in enterprises of this sort, and Ellen Burstyn's performance is arguably the greatest of her career.

Program Notes: Baby Boom (1987)

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Diane Keaton's greatest performance? I'd like to make the case that the role that most perfectly dovetails with her actorish sensibilities is that of J.C. Wiatt in 1987's Baby Boom.

Program Notes: Fool For Love (1985)

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Kansas City native Robert Altman's most publicized film from the ‘80s was Fool for Love (1985), based on Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer-nominated off-Broadway hit.

Program Notes: The Right Stuff (1983)

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From the vantage point of 30 years, it is now possible to see Phil Kaufman’s The Right Stuff as one of the best films of the Eighties, a slice of Americana filled with the adventure of space exploration.

Sam Shepard: Fool for Cinema

On Mondays and Saturdays all through November, the Kansas City Public Library will be showing films starring, written by, or directed by Sam Shepard. Bob Butler discusses his legacy.

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