Thursday, March 02, 2006

Jazz Series at 10th annual KC Filmmakers Jubilee

The big film event of the spring is the Jubilee... although there's always been an element of jazz favored in the festival, this is the first time that it's a specific series. If you're a jazz fan and a film fan, you've got some extra incentive to visit KC in April.

Karen Black has just been announced as a guest at this year's Jubilee, also.

Be COOL . . . . Be HOT . . . . Join us in celebrating the images, sounds and stories of JAZZ at the 10th Annual Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee - April 7-14, 2006.

The inaugural CinemaJAZZ Film Series during this year's festival will be at the Screenland Theater, 1656 Washington, Kansas City, MO.

It will feature:

- Special screening of classic jazz animations of John & Faith Hubley from the 50's, 60's & 70's - Emily and Ray Hubley will be in attendance and will discuss their parent's work. (This screening will be at the Tivoli Cinemas).

- Classic Cinema / Classic Jazz - University of Missouri Kansas City film and jazz professors analyze the images, story and score of Anatomy of a Murder with score by Duke Ellington - followed by a screening of the film.

- New feature documentaries:
'Tis Autumn-The Search for Jackie Paris - director, Raymond De Felitta
an exploration into the life of legendary jazz vocalist Jackie Paris.

Between a Smile and a Tear - director, Niels Van Doky
- a two day reopening of the renowned Copenhagen jazz club - Montmartre is captured with performances and commentary by albert "Tootie" Heath, Toots Thielemans, Johnny Griggin, Didier Lockwood, Lisa Nilsson & Niels Van Doky.

Music is My Life, Politics My Mistress - director, Donnie Betts
- Oscar Brown - singer, songwriter, actor and civil rights activist - a renaissance jazz man.

- New Short documentaries, dramas and experimental works:
Riffs: A Kansas City Coda - director, Glenn Stewart
Jazz Therapy: Recipe for Mom's Soul - director, David Rinck
Transition - director, Denny Dey
Once - director, Sainte Jose Adams
Donuts at Night - director, David Macasaet
Under the Harlem Moon - director, Liest Davis
The Cole Nobody Knows - director, Clay Walker
Dave Holland - A Short Documentary - director, Ulli Gruber

Live Jazz will be featured at every reception. Join us in the CinemaJAZZ Lounge at Screenland for cocktails and cool jazz after each evening's screenings.

This program is a collaboration of the KC Filmmakers Jubilee, Mutual Musicians Foundation and the American Jazz Museum.

Special CinemaJAZZ Festival Passes are available now for $25.00 - gets you admission to all the jazz screenings (single admission would total $42.00). A full Festival Pass is $50 (does not include opening night world premiere of Rob Nilsson's "Opening").

Send your check to KC Jubilee, 4826 W. 77th Terrace, Prairie Village, KS 66208 with postage paid return envelope for your passes.

Fred Andrews
KC Filmmakers Jubilee

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Chucky Lou returns!

The Chucky Lou AV Club presents
(1973 - Robert V. O'Neill - 82m - 35mm)

11PM Saturday, March 4
Screenland, 1656 Washington, KCMO

"We're thrilled to finally be able to offer you this holy grail of
made-in-the-Philippines madness. Everything is hyper-seventies in a
great way. In fact, if the seventies were a drug this would be the
ultra-potent, smokable rock form of it. The music is great. The
clothes are great. The women are beautiful and trashy. It's all you
could possibly want or need in a movie. Nancy Kwan plays a foxy
transplant doctor on an isolated island fortress who dispatches her
all-female kung fu squad to abduct healthy young male athletes,
whose organs she sells to wealthy senior citizens in search of the
fountain of youth. Loaded to the brim with incompetent kung fu,
reckless car-chases, cockfights, and even an electronic "brain sex"
scene that will blow your mind. Featuring Ross Hagen, Sid Haig,
Roberta Collins, and Maria De Aragon (Greedo from STAR WARS.)" -
Alamo Drafthouse

Preceded by a beautiful but deadly karate klatch of trailers and, at
10:45 (if time permits), the most wondrous women of all: the stars
of 1960s Scopitones belting their non-hits in glorious 16mm

Tickets $6.50. For more information call (913)522-8870.

The Chucky Lou AV Club meets the first Saturday of every month.
Attendance is mandatory.

The CL A/V C had been on a short hiatus, due to Gary Huggins' film, FIRST DATE, making festival appearances at Sundance and a festival in France. It'll be screening in Austin at SXSW in March.

For more about FIRST DATE, go here and here.