If you happen to be in Kansas City this week, I’d highly recommend that you check out this year’s KC FilmFest. We’ve got several events that might be worth catching after you’ve had a bite of barbecue.
Tonight, the festival opens with Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the MainStreet Theater at 14th and Main. Granik will be there in person at the 7:00 p.m. screening. In addition to being a big winner at this year’s Sundance Festival, Winter’s Bone was shot here in Missouri.
L.Q. Jones is also coming to town to present a new print of his 1975 cult classic A Boy and His Dog on Saturday. The only thing more engrossing that the film is the chance to hear him talk about it.
Some of the other movies playing with be the candid documentary about the Warner filmmaking dynasty The Brothers Warner and the Russian musical Hipster.
Earlier I got to see Todd Noriss’ first-rate short Candy Apple Red. It will be the subject of his talk, “It’s All About the Camera” at 5:00 p.m. at the Westport Coffeehouse. Full Disclosure: I’ve worked on two of Todd’s other projects and have admired his work for some time.
For more information about the films and the fun, go to www.kcfilmfest.org.