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What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, August 8

I Origins

On Friday's Up to Date, our indie, foreign, and documentary film critics review the latest films showing on area screens.

Philip Seymour Hoffman plays an old-school German spy heading up a post 9/11 operation. By the time A Most Wanted Man was released, Hoffman was dead from a drug overdose.

Listen for the scoop on that film, along with two documentaries looking at the lives of author Gore Vidal and film critic Roger Ebert, a science-fiction drama, and the latest offering from Zach Braff.

Here are the films featured in this broadcast: 

  • Rich Hill
  • Boyhood
  • Wish I Was Here
  • Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
  • I Origins
  • A Most Wanted Man
  • Life Itself
  • Mood Indigo


When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.