From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: The Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Magnificent Obsession movie poster

The Magnificent Obsession is Hollywood hyper-melodrama at its greatest and also the most ridiculous movie ever made. A solid case can be made for both of these viewpoints.

Program Notes: 28 Days Later (2002)

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There are purists who will tell you that Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later (2002) isn’t actually a zombie movie. Well, I say If it moves like a zombie, bites like a zombie and smells like a zombie...IT’S A ZOMBIE!!!

Movie Quiz: Hollywood's Greatest Year

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Nineteen hundred and thirty nine was, in the opinion of just about every film historian and critic, the best year for movies in Hollywood history.

Program Notes: A Patch of Blue (1965)

A Patch of Blue movie poster

A Patch of Blue (1965) is an almost perfect example of Hollywood’s mainstream approach to controversial social issues.

Butler's How-To Guide for Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse


Bob Butler and the Kansas City Public Library offer you this how-to video for surviving a zombie apocalypse!

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