Posts by KC FilmFest

Different Flowers

Different Flowers

On the day of her big Midwestern wedding, Millie, a persnickety bride, jilts her fiance at the altar with the help of her spunky younger sister, Emma, and embarks on a life-changing adventure. Starring and produced by Shelley Long, and first feature from writer and director Morgan Dameron, DIFFERENT FLOWERS is a love letter to the heartland. Filmed entirely on location in Dameron’s hometown of Kansas City, DIFFERENT FLOWERS is about learning to follow your heart.

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The Scent of Rain & Lightning

The Scent of Rain & Lightning

Based on the novel THE SCENT OF RAIN & LIGHTNING by Nancy Pickard. When Jody Linder (Maika Monroe) learns her parents’ killer has been released from jail, she is forced to revisit old wounds while discovering the destructive power of hate and the true cost of family secrets fully revealing themselves.

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The Big Crunch

The Big Crunch

After learning the universe will one day collapse in an epic Big Crunch, 12-year- old August suffers an existential crisis about his place in the world.

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Off Track Betty

Off Track Betty

A story shot on 16mm film by Kansas City native Clayton Dean Smith. In a rapidly changing city, a woman realizes she no longer recognizes the neighborhood that she calls home. Unsure about her future, she is confronted by a young man with a direct link to her past. A story of love, memory, and what it means to move forward. With the closing of NYC’s last film lab, Off Track Betty is one of the last films ever to be processed in New York.

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The Dog Film Festival

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The first-ever NY Dog Film Festival™ will be coming to town as part of Kansas City FilmFest at the Country Club Plaza on April 7 and April 9th. The philanthropic NY Dog Film Festival celebrates the remarkable bond between dogs and their people, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting KC Pet Project!

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Brad Cuts Loose

Brad, an uptight office drone, seemingly discovers the perfect vehicle for letting off steam when an advertisement for a business catering to his innermost desires pops up one morning on his computer. Brad’s subsequent visit to the business and encounter with its receptionist Janine, however, don’t quite go as planned.

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August

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Deep in Louisiana’s swampland, a woman wakes from a fever dream where it has been August for 16 years.

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High School 9-1-1

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What do you think teenagers are capable of? Experience a heart-stopping, inspirational year with Darien EMS—Post 53, the only ambulance service for the 20,000 residents of Darien, Connecticut, as it covers a deadly stretch of highway, responds to over 1,500 emergency calls, and is run by high school teenagers.

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Getting Ed Laid

Getting Ed Laid

Starring Ed Asner and Jean Smart
An 85 year old professor hires a hooker for his last hurrah. Afraid that taking Viagra will kill him, he’s waiting for a call back from a cardiologist when a quirky older hooker shows up. Funny happens as these two lonely people discover – no matter what you age, life can surprise you.

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