From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: The Way (2010)

The Way movie poster

Emilio Estevez’s The Way is old fashioned filmmaking. By which I mean that it takes its time, lets its story and its characters breathe, and slowly gets under your skin until it becomes a part of you.

Program Notes: Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins movie poster

Mary Poppins leaves you amazed and amused by the film’s ability to blend a childlike sense of awe with some very sophisticated humor and storytelling. And everyone walks away humming.

New on DVD: Eames: The Architect & the Painter (2011)

Eames: The Architect & the Painter movie poster

Charles Eames will forever be associated with the chair that bears his name. But as Eames: The Architect & the Painter makes abundantly clear, that was only the tip of the man’s iceberg.

Program Notes: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest movie poster

For One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Milos Forman won his first Oscar. In fact, it picked up more important Oscars than any movie since It Happened One Night four decades earlier.

Program Notes: The Black Stallion (1979)

The Black Stallion movie poster

Calling The Black Stallion one of the best films ever for children doesn’t do it justice. It's simply one of the best films ever made. Period. This film is so subtle, so beautiful, so emotionally satisfying that it cannot be forgotten.

Kansas City Public Library Beta