© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Up To Date

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 26-28

Tab Hunter played the matinee idol but had to keep his true feelings closeted.

A Hollywood idol filled the spotlight but had to hide his feelings from the world, and a widow discovers she can turn over a new leaf. Emotions swell in Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics' choices this week. Whether you need a good cry or a hearty laugh, they've got a suggestions for you.

Cynthia Haines

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, PG-13

  • A teenager befriends a classmate diagnosed with cancer.

Ex Machina​, R

  • A computer programmer is hired to test a new form of artificial intelligence.

Tab Hunter Confidential, not rated, (special screening at Kansas City LGBT Film Festival June 27)

  • Documentary about Tab Hunter, a matinee idol during the 1950s

Steve Walker

I'll See You in My Dreams, PG-13

  • A luminous Blythe Danner reluctantly welcomes companionship. 

A Little Chaos, R

  • Feminist landscape architect played by Kate Winslet shakes up, then beautifies, Louis XIV's Versailles

Tab Hunter Confidential, not rated, (special screening at Kansas City LGBT Film Festival June 27)

  • Documentary about how Hollywood's dreamboat of the 1950s reconciled being gay and closeted