From the Film Vault

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Program Notes: Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Crimes and Misdemeanors movie poster

Prior to 1989’s Crimes and Misdemeanors, Woody Allen tended to be either hilarious or dour, but neither at the same time. But he achieved a precarious, breathtaking balance in Crimes...

Program Notes: The Andromeda Strain (1971)

The Andromeda Strain movie poster

Hollywood has a long history of movies about aliens who come to Earth bent on conquest. But how do you fight an alien germ? That’s the question posed by The Andromeda Strain, Robert Wise’s nail-biter adaptation of a Michael Crichton novel.

And the Nominees Are...

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With the announcement of the 2012 Academy Award nominations, movie lovers have just one month to see all the nominated films before the big day. The Kansas City Public Library is on the case!

Program Notes: The Sand Pebbles (1966)

The Sand Pebbles movie poster

Robert Wise wasn’t a “personal” filmmaker. Instead, he was a journeyman director who brought insight and competence to almost every genre. But if there is a truly personal film on his resume, it is The Sand Pebbles.

Guess the Movie!

Movies posters are iconic images that frequently make their way into popular consciousness right along with the movie itself. Can you guess the movie from the poster?