CinemaKC Legacy Series “Kansas City” Special Guests Announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2018
For more information, contact:
Toni Alexander – Visit KC 816-691-3848
Nadine Mummaw – CinemaKC 816-210-5634
Special guests announced for first film featured in new KC-themed screening series
Special guest Bobby Altman attending “Kansas City” screening, Q&A
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – CinemaKC is pleased to announce that Robert (Bobby) Altman, son of the late director and KC native Robert Altman, will be a featured guest at the first event in the CinemaKC Legacy Series, which features classic feature films that used Kansas City locations, cast and crew.
The first in the series, “Kansas City,” stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Harry Belafonte. The film will be screened Sunday, June 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Screenland Medallion Theatre at Plexpod Westport Commons, 300 E 39th Street. Bobby Altman, who also served as a camera operator on the film, will be on-hand as a featured guest to help celebrate one of the most impactful film production experiences in Kansas City film history.
“Kansas City is the birthplace of my father and the foundation of my heritage. But it’s also home to the beginning of jazz and the entrance to the West, making it a place that changed the future and brought cultures together,” Altman said. “It will be so much fun to visit some of the locations where we shot the film.”
Starting at 2:15 p.m., VIP ticket holders will enjoy live jazz music by the Tyrone Clark Quartet at a special reception co-sponsored by KC JAZZ Live and GreenLadyRadio.com. Mr. Clark was among the featured musicians in “Kansas City.”
Preceding the screening, film crew and personnel will share anecdotes in an open forum while the movie will be followed by a Q&A with special guests including Altman, family member Dana Altman, and many others.
“We’re incredibly happy to welcome the Altman family back to Kansas City, as well as the rest of the cast and crew who contributed to the making of this film,” said KC Film Office Director Steph Scupham. “This project changed lives, careers and our city. That kind of impact is certainly worth celebrating.”
Adds CinemaKC Co-Founder Jerry Rapp, “This event is a great opportunity to view on a big, elegant screen, what’s been called one of the most underrated films of all time, right here in the city of its namesake. It should be a night of great insight, music, and reunion.”
CinemaKC is a non-profit organization dedicated to spotlighting filmmakers in Kansas City through special screening events, television presence on PBS and website. Through the years, CinemaKC has showcased hundreds of films and filmmakers, and has produced over 60 TV episodes featuring local and regional talent. For more info go to CinemaKC.org.
About KC Film Office
The KC Film Office leads the city’s efforts to attract film, television and new media productions to the community. A division of Visit KC, the Film Office focuses on three core priorities: production assistance, project recruitment and industry support. To date, the office has assisted with more than 600 productions, generating a local economic impact of more than $32 million. For more information, go to FilmKC.com