From the Film Vault

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From the Film Vault Blog

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.

New on the DVD Shelves: Beginners (2010)

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Beginners, the second feature from writer/director and modern-day Renaissance man Mike Mills, is a bizarrely funny, sweet, sexy and quite moving movie about a depressed guy. Go figure.

Program Notes: The Right Stuff (1983)

The Right Stuff movie poster

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.

Movie Quiz: In a Few Words

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Movie industry types love to describe films with just a few well-chosen words. Here are 20 well-known movies and thumbnail descriptions. Pair them up.