Kansas City Public Library Screens Films Focused on the Afterlife

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.

For Immediate Release:
November 30, 2011
Contact: Paul Smith
Kansas City Public Library Screens Films Focused on the Afterlife

The Kansas City Public Library screens a free film series called Beyond This Vale of Tears: Hollywood Visits the Afterlife on Mondays and Saturdays throughout December 2011 in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.  

Hollywood has been all too happy to provide answers (some more serious than others) to the biggest question facing mankind. No filmmaker can claim information from the Great Beyond - but the drama, poetry, and laughter in these films offer impressions of what might lie ahead.

Admission is free. The film line-up includes:  


December 3     Stairway to Heaven (1946) Not rated.

December 10   Between Two Worlds (1944) Not rated.

December 17   Hereafter (2010) PG-13.

December 24   Heaven Can Wait (1978) PG

December 31   Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) R


December 5     A Guy Named Joe(1943) Not rated.

December 12   What Dreams May Come (1998) PG-13

December 19   The Lovely Bones (2009) PG-13      

December 26   Defending Your Life (1991) PG

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