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Wednesday, April 10
 

7:00pm

LOVE ANTOSHA
directed by Garret Price, Produced by Jordan Krause


Wednesday April 10, 2019 7:00pm - 8:32pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 91m
  • Synopsis From a prolific career in film and television, Anton Yelchin left an indelible legacy as an actor. Through his journals and other writings, his photography, the original music he wrote, and interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, this film looks not just at Anton’s impressive career, but at a broader portrait of the man. Born in the former Soviet Union to a family of artists, Anton and his parents came to the U.S. when he was six months old. He started acting at nine. He had a genuine curiosity and love for people, for art, and for family. And a willingness to explore, and be open with, the darker parts of himself. <em>Love, Antosha</em> explores his successes and his struggles, and let’s viewers get to know this extraordinary person the world was cheated from seeing grow old. &nbsp; &nbsp;
  • Theater Number 3
 
Thursday, April 11
 

5:50pm

THE JOURNEY BACK TO NORMAL-A Look at Complementary Therapies to combat PTSD
directed by Nicole Amelio-Casper


Thursday April 11, 2019 5:50pm - 7:07pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 77m
  • Synopsis My documentary - "The Journey Back to Normal - A Look at Complementary Therapies to Combat PTSD" documents how these therapies can aid in the healing process in a holistic way AND it shows how these community heroes step in and step up to help our warriors in their hour of need.
  • Theater Number 6

6:30pm

THE BLACK MAMBAS Screening Event presented by the Kansas City Zoo
directed by Bruce Donnelly


Thursday April 11, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 13m
  • Synopsis April 11, 6:30PM <strong>Presented by the Kansas City Zoo</strong> <strong>Special Event Screening: The Black Mambas with Special Guests:  </strong><strong>Craig Spencer, Goodness Mhlanga, and Film Director Bruce Donnelly</strong> &nbsp; <strong>Panel Discussion following the screening with Randy Wistoff, CEO/Executive Director of the Kansas City Zoo, Craig Spencer, Goodness Mhlanga, and Bruce Donnelly, moderated by Mike Wood</strong> As dawn breaks over the western edge of South Africa's Kruger National Park, a group of local African Women, known as The Black Mambas, are setting out into the open bush, unarmed. In response to the increasing threat of bushmeat and rhino horn poaching, a crisis that has had immediate and dire consequences on the well-being of their families and communities, these women have decided to take matters into their own hands.
  • Theater Number 7
  • Trailer https://vimeo.com/274700547

6:45pm

RIDE WITH THE DEVIL 20th Anniversary Screening Presented by CinemaKC Legacy Series and the KC Film Office
directed by Ang Lee

CinemaKC Legacy Series and the KC Film Office/Visit KC Sponsor RIDE WITH THE DEVIL
Classic Filmed in Region is presented by Kansas City FilmFest International

The CinemaKC Legacy Series and the KC Film Office/Visit KC will sponsor a special screening of the Ang Lee classic film, Ride with the Devil on Thursday, April 11, at 6:45p.m. at Cinemark Palace on the Plaza, 526 Nichols Road, Kansas City 64112. The Kansas City Filmfest International will present the event.

The screening of Ride with the Devil will have a Q&A following from 9:30p.m. – 10:00p.m., featuring stories and input by local artists who worked on the production.


Thursday April 11, 2019 6:45pm - 9:25pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 160m
  • Theater Number 3

7:00pm

HARVEST SEASON
directed by Bernardo Ruiz


Thursday April 11, 2019 7:00pm - 8:40pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 83m
  • Synopsis Lush and luxurious, California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys are known for their top-notch wine making. The unsung heroes of the industry are the vineyard workers and small producers, who lovingly oversee all aspects of the wine-making process, from vine to vintage. Unfolding over the course of one of the most dramatic harvests in history, HARVEST SEASON follows three people whose lives are rooted in wine making, immersing the audience in the challenging and unpredictable process.
  • Theater Number 9

7:35pm

FIND ME
directed by Tom Huang


Thursday April 11, 2019 7:35pm - 9:17pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 102m
  • Synopsis An emotionally wounded accountant decides to break away from routine and find his missing friend, who has left clues for him of her whereabouts throughout National Parks across the West.
  • Theater Number 6
  • Trailer https://vimeo.com/259453658

7:40pm

HEARTLAND STUDENT SHORTS I
Films to be shown:
CONSCIOUS PARTICIPATION directed by Trevor LaClair
DILUTED FEAR directed by Jared Goudsmit
HELP YOURSELF directed by Soonmin Kwon
THE BOMBBOY directed by Liam Weyer
JAY directed by Patrick Robey
ONE NIGHT directed by David Walter
SWEETHEART directed by Jackson Montemayor
THE BOOK directed by Kyle Womelduff
THE LINEMAN directed by Jay Shipman
ANNA directed by William Knowles
TWO RAILS FROM HELL directed by Russell Gummelt

Thursday April 11, 2019 7:40pm - 9:13pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 93m
  • Synopsis CONSCIOUS PARTICIPATION  directed  by  Trevor LaClair DILUTED FEAR  directed  by  Jared Goudsmit HELP YOURSELF  directed  by  Soonmin Kwon THE BOMBOY   directed  by  Liam Weyer JAY  directed  by  Patrick Robey ONE NIGHT    directed  by  David Walter SWEETHART  directed  by  Jackson Montemayor THE BOOK   directed  by  Kyle Womelduff THE LINEMAN  directed  by  Jay Shipman ANNA  directed  by  William Knowles TWO RAILS FROM HELL    directed  by  Russell Gummelt &nbsp;
  • Theater Number 7
 
Friday, April 12
 

3:20pm

Block of Shorts: LONGING
Films being shown: Break
Kate
Paleonaut
ruok
Jamie
Digital Age
Still Harlem

Friday April 12, 2019 3:20pm - 5:06pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 101
  • Theater Number 6

5:20pm

GINGER
directed by James Boratyn, Melissa Boratyn


Friday April 12, 2019 5:20pm - 7:01pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 97
  • Synopsis The future seems uncertain for recent college graduate Ginger Mathis. Her English lit degree hasn’t miraculously scored her a publishing deal, and her part-time job isn’t making a dent in her student loans (or getting her pushy mother off her back). The only thing Ginger knows for sure is that she feels lost trying to navigate adulthood, let alone find her life’s purpose. And her recent breast cancer diagnosis certainly doesn’t ease that anxiety.
  • Theater Number 6

6:00pm

Block of Shorts: FRIGHT NIGHT
Films being shown:
Last Call directed by Dustin Prince
The Black Basilisk directed by Eward Loupe
KEEPER directed by Bill Pryor
Too Late directed by Clayton Smith
Devil's Food Cake directed by Andrew Pritzker
MISAPPROPRIATION directed Ana Maria Ferri
Wolves directed by Markus Wulf    (Note: There are TWO films with the name Wolves, Friday night film synopsis:  "On the run, Nicolaus experiences his once close community as a threat to his life. In order to survive, he has to open himself up towards what he once feared and denied: his sister’s otherness and his own."

Friday April 12, 2019 6:00pm - 7:43pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 103
  • Theater Number 8

6:15pm

MANRY AT SEA ~ IN THE WAKE OF A DREAM
directed by Steve Wystrach


Friday April 12, 2019 6:15pm - 7:48pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 94
  • Synopsis Crafted from 1965 footage rescued just weeks before it disappeared forever, this is the amazing story of an astonishing voyage by an ordinary man - Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper editor, Robert Manry – a middle-aged, happily married father of two young children. His colleagues were shocked to learn that he had set off across the Atlantic in his 131⁄2-foot sailboat, Tinkerbelle. It didn’t take long before their never-ending thirst for the next big headline sparked a fierce competition with their cross-town rivals. In this richly archival, thrilling and inspiring tale of one man’s soulful pursuit of his lifelong dream, full of high seas adventure, wilderness wonder, and buccaneer hijinks... who will win the race to find MANRY AT SEA?
  • Theater Number 9
  • Trailer https://vimeo.com/187893626

6:15pm

FIDDLIN'
directed by Julie Simone


Friday April 12, 2019 6:15pm - 8:06pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 96
  • Synopsis Fiddlin' is a celebration of true Americana and artistic expression in the face of adversity. This hopeful, optimistic film shines a light on what is best about America and shows the uplifting and healing power of music.
  • Theater Number 7
  • Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_D-psgvUao

6:45pm

ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW-Midwest Premiere with Special Guest David Dastmalchian
ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW
Directed by Collin Schiffi
Written by David Dastmalchian & Starring David Dastmalchian
-Gensan and Ruby struggle in the face of poverty which is made worse when Gensan loses his job. Forced to break the law to make ends meet, he sets out on the run with Ruby across the country hoping to finally find their freedom.

Kansas City metro native David Dastmalchian will attend Kansas City FilmFest International to support his new film, ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW, and receive the KCFFI Independent Spirit Award.

The KCFFI Independent Award presentation for Mr. Dastmalchian will be prior to the screening of his film, ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW, in theater before a Kansas City audience. Following the film screening, there will be a a discussion and Q&A with Mr. Dastmalchian and Director, Collin Schiffi

Tickets go on sale March 30. 


Friday April 12, 2019 6:45pm - 8:31pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 91
  • Theater Number 5

7:15pm

BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. The land they've chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind- including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm's ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters' hope - but as their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.


Friday April 12, 2019 7:15pm - 8:46pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 91
  • Theater Number 6

8:10pm

MY SUMMER AS A GOTH
directed by Tara Johnson-Medinger




Friday April 12, 2019 8:10pm - 9:50pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 101
  • Synopsis SPONSORED BY KANSAS CITY WOMEN & FILM IN TELEVISION My Summer as a Goth is the coming-of-age story about the sometimes painful-often entertaining-search for identity and love in adolescence. After the sudden death of her father, 16-year-old, Joey Javitts is sent to stay with her eccentric grandparents while her author mother promotes her latest novel. Joey promptly falls for the beguiling Goth boy next door, Victor, and is transformed by him and his merry band of misfits in black. Set in present-day Portland, My Summer as a Goth navigates Joey's relationship with her new friends, her family, and herself, and will resonate with anyone who has survived the social alienation of adolescence-and that first summer heartbreak.
  • Theater Number 8

8:15pm

TRACKS
directed by Jamie Patterson

Lucy (April Pearson – SKINS) and Chris (Chris Willoughby – THREESOME) are cut adrift in their thirties struggling to remember what initially attracted them to one another and wondering where do they go from here. Cue an impulsive decision to spend a fortnight interrailing around Europe’s most romantic destinations, in the hope that this might save their seemingly doomed relationship. What ensues is bold, bonkers, sometimes raunchy and a comic treat as Chris and Lucy travel through the backdrop of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Patterson’s eye for comic absurdity and ear for the petty barbs of couples’ conversations make TRACKS a funny antidote to the simpering romanticisations of BEFORE SUNRISE.


Friday April 12, 2019 8:15pm - 9:41pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 86
  • Theater Number 9

8:15pm

GEEK LOUNGE_GOING SOLO
Directed by Larry Ziegelman

Screening before Tracks

Friday April 12, 2019 8:15pm - 9:41pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 6
  • Synopsis Geek Lounge is a comedic series that follows a struggling Chicago bar, the outcasts who inhabit it, and their quest for love, liquor, and answers to the world’s nerdiest questions.
  • Theater Number 9

9:00pm

DEANY BEAN IS DEAD
directed by Mikael Kreuzriegler


Friday April 12, 2019 9:00pm - 10:24pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 84
  • Synopsis When a 30-something, who is hopelessly hung-up on her ex-boyfriend, accidentally ends up at his house during his engagement party, she decides to sabotage everything and win him back - a plan that is hampered by the fact that she keeps the dead body of her abusive boss hidden in her car out front.
  • Theater Number 6

9:00pm

Block of Shorts: Different Paths
Films being shown: BAUTISMO
Crude Oil
Hurry Up & Wait
Take 5
The Big Shot
Word Is Bond

Friday April 12, 2019 9:00pm - 10:42pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 102
  • Theater Number 7

10:00pm

HEARTLAND STUDENT SHORTS II
Films being screened:

HOOKIE directed by Teagan Fitzpatrick
SUB ROSA directed by James McFerron
OUTCALL directed by Bryson Grau
HERE EVIDENTLY directed by Samuel Caballero
TRANSLUCENCE directed by Marcus Scott Jr.
LA PIETA directed by Fu Guoqing



Friday April 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:43pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 93
  • Theater Number 8

10:05pm

SAVIORS
directed by Christopher Greenslate


Friday April 12, 2019 10:05pm - 11:27pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 82
  • Synopsis SAVIORS is an indie social thriller about a young woman embedded in a white power group in order to find her adoptive African-American mother -- and on the night the film takes place this group returns from a rally and tests her allegiance. Shot in an 82 minute continuous take.
  • Theater Number 9

10:05pm

The Voicemail
Directed by Kyle Solomon

Screening before Saviors

Friday April 12, 2019 10:05pm - 11:27pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 5
  • Theater Number 9

10:45pm

Block of Shorts: Humor-Adult
Films to be shown: I Will Not Write Unless I Am Swaddled In Furs
A Sari for Pallavi
"Only A Movie!"
Miracle Desert
1993
STREAM(S)
The Bump
The Painter
CONSENT: A Short Comedy About A Serious Subject

Friday April 12, 2019 10:45pm - Saturday April 13, 2019 12:16am
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 99
  • Theater Number 6
 
Saturday, April 13
 

9:00am

Panels and Seminars
Information page for Seminars and Panels, Saturday, April 13, 2019
https://kcfilmfest.org/panels-and-seminars/

Saturday April 13, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA

10:30am

12TH FLOOR
directed by John R. Kitch


Saturday April 13, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 120
  • Synopsis A young woman, who goes by the singular-lettered name of “A”, is wheelchair-bound and forced to move back in with her mother, Mo, at an independent living high-rise. As she does battle with her own demons, she begins to spy on other residents of the building, but mischief quickly turns to mayhem when she realizes she may have witnessed something of the macabre. Is it all in her head, or does danger lurk just a few floors below her?
  • Theater Number 8

11:00am

The Writer’s Group Presents Writer/Directors Panel
The Writer’s Group Presents Writer/Directors Panel
Apr 13, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM  | Cinemark Theater #9
Guests: Robert Jury, Laron Chapman, Tara Johnson Medinger, Anthony Faure
Moderated by Bryan Colley
$5 online. Day of $5 at Box Office or show Gold, VIP, or Filmmaker badges to get free ticket.  

Saturday April 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA

11:00am

Short Docs Block: WHO WE ARE
Films being shown: The Conqueror
Waste of Film' - KC Loves Travis Young
The Patriarch
Chiane from Far Rockaway
Her Room by the Kitchen
Roughly Delicate
Do We Belong?

Saturday April 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:26pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 86
  • Theater Number 7

11:55am

Shorts Block: LOVE(S)
Films to be shown: First Disco
Alex & The Firefly
Bride Breakdown
TWO SANDS
VOICE
Burying Mitchell

Saturday April 13, 2019 11:55am - 1:32pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 97
  • Theater Number 4

12:30pm

THE BUFFALO HUNT
directed by Phillip DiFiore

An intimate and visceral portrait of one of the most extreme places in the Western Hemisphere- the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota.

Pine Ridge is a place where time ticks to unique rhythms and the day to day struggle for survival is etched deep into the rock formations and onto the faces of all living things.

The BUFFALO HUNT is at once beautiful and desolate, tender and bawdy, funny and dark, poetic and realistic, grim and hopeful. All of the complexities of this enigmatic place dance together as ingredients in the communal soup that feed the Lakota Sioux.


Saturday April 13, 2019 12:30pm - 1:58pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 88
  • Theater Number 9

12:50pm

Shorts Block: FIND AND SEEK
Films to be shown:
Tell My Family I Love Them
Shutter
Amal
ITSY
Like Glass
Ten Hours
Kostym
Magnolia & Clementine

Saturday April 13, 2019 12:50pm - 2:39pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 109
  • Theater Number 5

12:55pm

THE COLOR OF MEDICINE-The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital
directed by Joyce Fitzpatrick, Brian Shackelford

An absorbing and historic recollection of a 2nd generation physician and alumnus of Homer G. Phillips in 1963, Dr. Earle Robinson Jr., whose father was one of the 1st interns to graduate in 1939, from one of the nation’s pre-eminent African-American medical training hospitals, Homer G. Phillips, in St. Louis Missouri.


Saturday April 13, 2019 12:55pm - 2:45pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 110
  • Theater Number 7

1:05pm

Short Docs Block: WHO CARES
Films being shown:
Girl in the Hallway
Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge
Henry's Hair
Care
The Mosque on Church Road
Local Monuments

Saturday April 13, 2019 1:05pm - 2:15pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 70
  • Theater Number 8

2:00pm

50 SUMMERS
directed by Dan Napoli

50 Summers pulls back the curtain on game day life and shows how the small, passionate front office crew juggles the needs of the team, sponsors, and (most importantly) the fans to provide one of America’s most quintessential experiences: a day at the ballpark.

Saturday April 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:33pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 93
  • Theater Number 4

2:20pm

THE RECIPE
directed by Michael Martin

Screening before The Truth About Marriage


Saturday April 13, 2019 2:20pm - 2:28pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 8
  • Synopsis A love story told through the world's best breakfast, pancakes.
  • Theater Number 9

2:20pm

THE TRUTH ABOUT MARRIAGE
directed by Roger Nygard


Saturday April 13, 2019 2:20pm - 3:48pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 80
  • Synopsis This documentary by filmmaker Roger Nygard (TREKKIES) follows three not-so-ordinary couples to see how things turned out several years after their uniquely different weddings. The film presents challenging ideas about relationships, as it answers the question: Why is marriage so difficult for people?
  • Theater Number 9

2:55pm

MU School of Visual Studies Film&Video Showcase
Saturday April 13, 2019 2:55pm - 4:36pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 67
  • Theater Number 5

2:55pm

TAMPSEN AIR/STREET RUNNERS 102 /BOOTSTRAPPED with Panel
Saturday April 13, 2019 2:55pm - 4:55pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 120
  • Theater Number 8

3:10pm

Shorts Block: RELATIONSHIPS MAKE US
Films being shown:
Different This Year directed by Meghann Artes
DUKE directed by Dru Miller
The Selfish Ones directed by Eric Grisanti
Solo directed by David Liu
The Pour Excuse directed by Paul Osborne
Siloam directed by Donald Jefferson
I'M SORRY directed by Marecellus Cox
Wolves directed by Chester Howie (Note: There are two films with the Title Wolves. This film screening on Saturday synopsis is: "When a seasoned LAPD officer is called to a rooftop to save a teenager, she makes a personal discovery that will change her life forever.")



Saturday April 13, 2019 3:10pm - 4:47pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 97
  • Theater Number 7

4:00pm

BBQ BEER & BLUES with THE BEER JESUS FROM AMERICA
Here’s your ticket to experience iconic traditions which make Kansas City great!  Join us for this signature event at KCFFI.  Your ticket will provide the chance to sample championship BBQ paired with local craft beer, while listening to fabulous music and then attend a screening of THE BEER JESUS FROM AMERICA at 6:15.   The BBQ & Beer take place in the VIP/Filmmaker Lounge in the lobby of the Cinemark Building.  


Saturday April 13, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA

4:10pm

Shorts Block: AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPELTEY DIFFERENT
Films being shown:
In a Landscape, Dreaming
Birds of a Feather
What Do You See?
Leatherwing Bat
Two Balloons
Amaterasu
Running on Indian Time
Nashedonia
Tulip and Yannis
The Giving Box
Lilac Ocean Pumpkin Pine

Saturday April 13, 2019 4:10pm - 5:53pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 103
  • Theater Number 9

4:15pm

Shorts Block: LOOK MORE
Films being shown:
Kommando 1944
Casualties
The View From Here
《Brick》
I am sorry
Believe
The Long Look Back
The Rocket Ship
Time Machinery

Saturday April 13, 2019 4:15pm - 5:50pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 95
  • Theater Number 4

5:00pm

AB with Panel
directed by Tim De Paepe


Saturday April 13, 2019 5:00pm - 5:48pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 48 Min + 30min Panel Discussion
  • Synopsis Entitled “AB” referring to the moniker of the little known Missouri-born painter and poet Albert Bloch (1882-1961), this is the first documentary about the lone American of the revolutionary art movement <i>Der Blaue Reiter</i> (1911-1914) that included artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Paul Klee, and Gabriel Munter. In Germany, Bloch gained fame and recognition for his innovative and daring artistic style and his paintings were part of numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, including two-artist shows with both Chagall and Klee. After Bloch left Germany in 1921, he, for mysterious reasons, spurned possibilities of fame and commercial success in the U.S.; instead, he retreated to Lawrence, Kansas, hidden from the larger art community until his death. Bloch continued to paint and write prolifically during his tenure as an art professor at the University of Kansas, and left behind an extraordinary legacy of hundreds of images that feed the intellect and stirs the soul.
  • Theater Number 5

5:05pm

LIVE OR FAILURE
directed by Andrea Gonzales-Paul

Saturday April 13, 2019 5:05pm - 5:56pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 51
  • Synopsis A young, hardworking journalist is forced to leave her job producing TV news when her liver starts to fail. While she's back at her parents' house in Michigan seeking a transplant, something unexpected happens that changes the course of her treatment.
  • Theater Number 8

5:25pm

WORKING MAN
directed by Robert Jury, attending

WORKING MAN is a classic American story designed for a contemporary world. When the last factory in a small Rust Belt town closes its doors, an unlikely hero emerges in dutiful, quiet Allery Parkes (​Peter Gerety). A career employee of the factory, the aging Allery can’t reconcile how to live a life simply sitting at home doing nothing, and against the advice and pleas of his loving wife, Iola (Talia Shire), he forms an unlikely friendship with his charismatic neighbor, Walter Brewer (​Billy Brown), in order to revive the defunct factory. As their community rallies around them – and as their former corporate bosses strategize how to implode this unexpected movement – Allery learns that he might be something he never thought possible: a leader.




Saturday April 13, 2019 5:25pm - 7:18pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 108
  • Theater Number 7

6:15pm

THE BEER JESUS FROM AMERICA
directed by Matt Sweetwood, attending

Risking millions on a dream to become the first American to build, own and operate a craft beer brewery in Europe, Greg Koch may be making the biggest mistake of his life. One of America’s most successful craft brewers, the so-called Beer Jesus has spent years working on an ambitious project in a sleepy corner of Berlin - and it has an uncertain future. This is the true story of culture clashes, broken promises and a bottomless keg of unexpected challenges; all captured by a local beer-loving filmmaker who wonders how the Beer Jesus is going to pull it all off...

Saturday April 13, 2019 6:15pm - 7:57pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 102
  • Theater Number 4

6:20pm

BARBIES KENNY
directed by Zachary Sherman

A struggling actor's life is turned upside down when his estranged mother appears on his doorstep with a terminal illness.

Director Zachary Sherman will be in attendance at this year's festival! 


Saturday April 13, 2019 6:20pm - 7:46pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 91
  • Theater Number 9

6:45pm

Block of Shorts-GOALS
Films being shown: Brave Little Army
The Wagon
Queen for a Day
Pinball
Boy Boy Girl Girl
Showtime
Are You Sure
This Is Cindy

Saturday April 13, 2019 6:45pm - 8:29pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 104
  • Theater Number 8

7:15pm

SUNNY DAZE
Written and Directed by Jason Wiles, attending
Starring Jason Wiles, Lonnie Chavis, Michael Beach, Ryan Merriman, Jamie McShane, Amy Carlson, and Stephen Peace.

Sunny Chase had it all: a notable music career, a loving family, and many friends who were always there for him. But, after a decade on the road chasing what was once a dream, the absence from his family resulted in a failed marriage. Longing for something more, a burnt out Sunny decides to take a break and raise his kids. Now, after years of not performing and not making any money, his functioning alcohol and drug use is causing his life to unravel at a dangerous pace. To top it off, Sunny is haunted by the recent death of his best friend, Mickey. With his life at a standstill, his current wife and young daughter having just left him, Sunny is at his breaking point. His self-medication is escalating, and his family and friends tell him something needs to change. But it is through Mickey's son, Sean, that Sunny gains the strength to try to get clear of his demons and move forward in rebuilding his life.


Saturday April 13, 2019 7:15pm - 8:50pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 95
  • Theater Number 5

8:15pm

MAGIC HOUR
directed by Bart Vandever


Saturday April 13, 2019 8:15pm - 9:35pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 80
  • Synopsis Magic Hour takes place on the bustling street level of modern day Hollywood. Our protagonist is Max, a once famous magician who is now just struggling to survive. We follow the aging entertainer as he has a brush with death and begins the campaign for a comeback. A chance encounter with a beautiful out of towner has the two strangers experiencing an unexpected night that will change them both forever.
  • Theater Number 9

9:00pm

Awards Show
Saturday April 13, 2019 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 45
  • Theater Number 4

9:00pm

Block of Shorts-SCI-FI
Films being shown:
Dust
The Replacement
Breathe
Kill Al
Dark Deco
Life on Mars
The Eclipse
Unlicensed

Saturday April 13, 2019 9:00pm - 10:44pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 124
  • Theater Number 5

9:45pm

PALACE
directed by Andrew Paul Davis


Saturday April 13, 2019 9:45pm - 11:19pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 94
  • Synopsis Chris, a hardened auto-mechanic, hopes to inspire alt-right rhetoric in his community. He avoids conflict with his girlfriend by wasting his weeknights at the local bar (in spite of his AA meetings), where Chuck plays the village sage. Chuck lives a prematurely retired life in a little room above a bar in rural Indiana. Hospital bills loom, as does his need to borrow money from his estranged daughter living in Indianapolis. Every night he goes downstairs to drink amid oldies and newbies alike, such as Alexa, a college student. Alexa and her two friends want to get their music noticed, but struggle to find an audience for rap at their predominantly white Christian college. This cross-generational portrait of life in the cornfields examines familial dissociation, culture-clash, and the pursuit of music, back-dropped by the crackling soil of early spring-time Indiana.
  • Theater Number 7

9:50pm

KIDS WITH GUNS
directed by Anthony Faure


Saturday April 13, 2019 9:50pm - 11:16pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 86
  • Synopsis As two struggling drug dealers find a bag of MDMA they decide to sell to the Parisian golden youth, they enter the radar of an overzealous police officer on his personal vendetta against the real owner of the bag: an Odd-eyed business student at the head of his neighborhood traffic.
  • Theater Number 9

10:10pm

Block of Shorts- CHOICES
Films being shown:
The Jog
Margaret and Gary
Accept|Decline
42 Counts
Her Body
Five
Cells
Off The Record
Antidote
Golden Age
Allerton

Saturday April 13, 2019 10:10pm - 11:44pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 99
  • Theater Number 4
 
Sunday, April 14
 

12:00pm

Short Docs Block: FRESH AIR
Films being shown:
Eternal Harvest
Happy Animals
Such and Such
BIRDLAND
NAO TAKEUCHI / BALLADS

Sunday April 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:52pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 52
  • Theater Number 8

12:00pm

AT THE PHILOSOPHERS' SCHOOL
directed by Fernand Melgar

Sunday April 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:37pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 97
  • Theater Number 9

12:00pm

KCWIFT & KCFFI Present: Annual Short Screenplay Contest Live Staged Reading
Sunday April 14, 2019 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 150
  • Theater Number 6

1:25pm

WHEN I LAST SAW JESSE
directed by Brian Rose, attending

In November 2006, Jesse Ross traveled to Chicago to participate in a Model UN conference. On the last day of the event, he attended an early morning meeting, which was scheduled to last until dawn. Just thirty minutes after he entered the room, he got up and walked out the door. He has not been seen or heard from since.  This is his story. 

Sunday April 14, 2019 1:25pm - 2:46pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 81
  • Theater Number 8

2:00pm

YOU PEOPLE
directed by Laron Chapman

An intelligent, white-washed black youth adopted by a Caucasian family has a crisis of ethnic identity while growing up in white suburbia with his urban culture obsessed, white best friend.


Sunday April 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:34pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 94
  • Theater Number 9

2:45pm

ALWAYS IN SEASON
directed by Jaqueline Olive

When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother's search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present.


Sunday April 14, 2019 2:45pm - 4:14pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 89
  • Theater Number 6

3:20pm

THE RAVEN AND THE SEAGULL
directed by Lasse Lau, attending

Myth vs reality – a stalemate
The relationship between Greenland and Denmark is shaped by a history of colonialism, subjugation and dependence. With LYKKELÆNDER, Danish filmmaker Lasse Lau sets out to dispel some of the myths and prejudices that persist to this day, even as Greenland is moving ever closer to independence. Lau and his troupe of performers blend authenticity and reconstruction to paint a portrait of how such misconceptions have influenced the collective consciousness of both nations. The result is a beautiful and relatable film about post-colonialism and indigenous identity.


Sunday April 14, 2019 3:20pm - 4:30pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 70
  • Theater Number 8

3:55pm

WHEELS
directed by Paul Starkman


Sunday April 14, 2019 3:55pm - 5:15pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 80
  • Synopsis Dreaming of a better future, a young DJ confronts his family struggles in the streets of Brooklyn.
  • Theater Number 9

4:40pm

COMING HOME
directed by Makar Zaporozhsky


Sunday April 14, 2019 4:40pm - 6:07pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 87
  • Synopsis As 17-year-old Chiane enters her senior year, she realizes that her past is not all she will become. Through the lens of a disposable camera, she delves into an exploration of the places that have shaped her.
  • Theater Number 6

5:00pm

AMERICAN FACTORY
directed by Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.


Sunday April 14, 2019 5:00pm - 6:55pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 115
  • Theater Number 8