From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: The Nativity Story (2006)

The Nativity Story movie poster

The Nativity Story is a straightforward blending of moments from Matthew and Luke (with a touch of Hallmark) aimed at pleasing the faithful without so much as a whiff of controversy.

Remembering Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron - essayist, novelist, and filmmaker - died June 26 at age 71. She leaves behind some hugely enjoyable films. Here are a few choice ones that can be found in the library’s collection.

New on DVD: Wanderlust (2012)

Wanderlust movie poster

KC native Paul Rudd is Hollywood’s go-to guy for off-the-cuff hilarity. He’s at it again in Wanderlust, a dork-among-the-hippies comedy. In fact, Rudd is the main reason to check it out.

Program Notes: The Rookie (2002)

The Rookie movie poster

Just about every American male harbors the dream of playing Major League Baseball. That near-universal yearning drives The Rookie, a real-life baseball yarn that feels like fiction.

Film Series Intro: Tinseltown Testament

Tinseltown Testament film series

In the five movies that make up Tinseltown Testament, a free film series being shown on Mondays in July, you’ll see some over-the-top spectacle and attempts to present Bible stories adhering to historically accurate depictions of the lives of the ancient Hebrews.