Sit back. Relax. Forget about that studio project, art history paper or work deadline for a few hours. Each Saturday during the academic year at Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City, 1400 Main St., movie-goers and film lovers can settle in for the KCAI Screening Room, a program featuring a student-curated film series presented by the photography and digital filmmaking department and hosted by Alamo.
Photo courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City.
KCAI Screening Room's mission is to raise appreciation for cinema and help build a cross-departmental community where students can create dialogues about time-based media and be exposed to new or important films outside of the studio setting. The group has partnered with Alamo Drafthouse to host the screenings and the events are open to all KCAI students and faculty as well as to the public.The group aims to build a sense of cohesion among students at KCAI and create a connection between KCAI and the larger community.
Fall 2013's curatorial panel includes Erin Kennedy (senior, animation), Ernesto Flores (junior, digital filmmaking), Derek Hutsell (senior, photography), Kendall Brush (junior, digital filmmaking), and Noah Geiger (freshman, foundations).
Each screening will begin with an informal discussion of the film's importance and end with an opportunity for further conversation. Films will range from the critically acclaimed to cult fare. KCAI SR screenings are free to KCAI students, faculty and staff by showing your ID badge. Family and friends may attend for $5.
All films are shown on Saturday afternoon at Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City, 1400 Main St.
Pictured: KCAI Screening Room founding members Erin Kennedy, Mintra Greer, Matthew Lloyd and Ryan Pechnick, and faculty advisor Trey Hock, special instructor of photography and digital filmmaking.
Titles may change due to availability or scheduling conflicts. Our curatorial panel will attempt to choose comparable titles, but all of the films are chosen based on cultural, cinematic, or historical importance and are worth checking out. We will always give as much advanced notice as possible when title changes must occur.
December 1: "Full Metal Jacket"
December 8: "All the President’s Men"
"City Lights" "A Streetcar Named Desire"
December 22: "Amadeus"
December 29: "Citizen Kane"
January 5: Special Event - No Screening Room
January 12: "M"
January 19: "Brazil"
January 26:Special Event - No Screening Room
February 2: "Rear Window"
February 9: Japanese Film Festival - No Screening Room
February 16: "Taxi Driver"
February 23: "Apocalypse Now"