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UMKC Introduces “Movies About Making Movies” Film Series

September 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Events

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Department of Communications Studies is turning the lens on movie making.

The department will kick off a ten-film series called “Movies About Making Movies” this September. The collection of feature and documentary films will showcase the challenges, triumphs, and failures behind the scenes of filmmaking.

The series begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 12, and will continue sporadically through early April at the Tivoli Cinemas, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets are $5 per show, but the series is free to UMKC students, faculty and staff.

The film series is made possible through a grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

The collection is designed to give audiences an insider’s look at the filmmaking process. Five of the films are narrative features about fictional film productions, and five are documentaries about actual film productions. While all are about the art and process of filmmaking, the films are diverse in historical period, country of production, style, and budget.

Guest speakers, primarily from the Film and Media Arts program within UMKC’s Communications Studies Department, will introduce the films and facilitate discussions after the screenings.

The first film screening will take place:

7 p.m., Sept. 12, at Tivoli Cinemas, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Mo.
“Day for Night” (Francois Truffaut, 1973)
Speaker: Tom Poe, associate professor, Film and Media Arts, UMKC
A noted film of the French New Wave, about a harried director and the crises that he must manage in order to shoot his film.

Read the rest of the film series schedule here.