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What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

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In Rainer Sarnet's 'November,' Jörgen Liik plays Hans, a village boy caught in a love triange with a peasant girl and a wealthy baronness."

With March coming to a close, Up To Date's Film Critics returned to get us caught up on the flicks showing around town. But first, we met the writer and director of "Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death," which chronicles how nine individuals, including a Prairie Village surgeon, reconcile themselves with their own mortality. Then, the critics review recent movies, including "Madame," "Oh Lucy!" "I Kill Giants," "Flower," "The Death of Stalin," "Thoroughbreds," "November," "The Party," "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" and "A Fantastic Woman."

  • Helen Whitney, writer and director, "Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death"

  • Cynthia Haines, film professor
  • Steve Walker, veteran film critic
  • Bob Butler, film critic, ButlerCinemaScene.com

'Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death' airs on PBS on March 26 at 8 p.m. For more information, go to intothenightdoc.com and PBS.org.

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.