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Art, Independent and Foreign Film Reviews

A review of this year's Oscar contenders and the latest in great film. Plus, a listing of special film events in our area.By Up to Date


Academy Award nominations are out - and it's no surprise that a great number of the nominees are art and independent films.

Steve Kraske welcomed critics Cynthia Haines and Steve Walker back to the program to review independent, foreign, and documentary films playing on area screens.

Movies discussed during today's program:

The Illusionist
The Company Men
Another Year
Blue Valentine
Rabbit Hole
Country Strong
Oscar Shorts: Live Action and Animated

Upcoming Film Events:

Is Black Film Dead?
Film Critic Shawn Edwards and KCUR's Jabulani Leffal discuss factors contributing to the decline of the black film industry
Feb 9, 2011, 6 pm
Central Library, 14 W 10th St.
Kansas City, MO

Kansas Silent Film Festival
White Concert Hall, Topeka, KS
Feb 25 - 27, 2011

Kansas City Jewish Film Festival
March 5 - 13, 2011
The White Theatre, Overland Park, KS

RMB City Opera
February 4, 2011?June 5, 2011
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO


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