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.
Spring 2013's curatorial panel includes Erin Kennedy (junior, animation), Matthew Lloyd (senior, digital filmmaking) and Mintra Greer (senior, photography).
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 at noon at Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City, 1400 Main St.
Pictured: KCAI Screening Room curatorial panel 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.
"House" "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
"Lawrence of Arabia" "The Last Unicorn"
Feb. 2: "The Road Warrior" - 11:30 a.m.
"The Conversation" "Hausu" - 1:15 p.m.
"Jackie Brown" "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" - 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 23: "Paris, Texas" - 2:00 p.m.
"Once Upon a Time in the West" "Band of Outsiders"
March 9: "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
March 16: "Real Genius" ("A smart college comedy to celebrate the beginning of spring break." – Screening Room curators)
March 23: "Seven Samurai"
March 30: "True Stories"
April 6: "Solaris"
April 13: Alamo Drafthouse hosts the Kansas City Film Festival - No Screening Room
April 20: "Total Recall"
"Blade Runner: The Final Cut" "Silent Running"
May 4: Alamo Drafthouse hosts Middle of the Map Film Festival - No Screening Room
May 11: "Repo Man"
May 18: "Casablanca" ("Finish off the semester with one of the best movies ever made." – Screening Room curators)
May 25: "Vertigo"
June 1: “One Crazy Summer”
June 8: “Cherry 2000”
June 15: “Heavy Metal”
June 22: “Phantom of the Paradise”
June 29: “Point Blank”
July 6: “Armageddon”
July 13: “If”
July 20: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
July 27: “Drugstore Cowboy”