Monday, April 4, 2011

2011 Kansas City FilmFest Begins Wednesday, April 6th

A Five-Day Feast of Films Kicks off at the AMC Theatres® Kansas City FilmFest

AMC Mainstreet 6 Hosts the 15th Annual Film Festival from April 6-10

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company headquartered in Kansas City, and the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee proudly announce the details about the AMC Theatres Kansas City FilmFest, where you can see 135 diverse short and feature films by both local international filmmakers from 33 countries, including 13 feature-length films, all at AMC Mainstreet 6 from April 6-10.

Opening Night Double Feature: (Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. for $20 at AMC Mainstreet 6)

HAPPY NEW YEAR – Stars Michael Cuomo and showed at South by Southwest® Film Conference and Festival

THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE – Latest from Director Lee Tamahori, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival

Special Outdoor Benefit Screening: (Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. for $5 at the Kansas City Power & Light District)

COST OF A SOUL – Winner of the Big Break Movie Contest sponsored by AMC independent™ and Relativity Media’s Rogue, with Director Sean Kirkpatrick in attendance and the $5 ticket price benefiting Variety – The Children’s Charity of Kansas City

Special Benefit Screening: (Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. for $20 at AMC Mainstreet 6)

THE RIDE – Documentary of Phil Keoghan’s cross-continent bicycle trek to raise awareness of and funds for multiple sclerosis; half of the proceeds from the screening will benefit multiple sclerosis

Celebrities in Attendance:
Michael Biehn – Actor in THE TERMINATOR, THE VICTIM
Jennifer Blanc Biehn – Producer/Actress in THE VICTIM
Michael Cuomo – Producer/Actor in HAPPY NEW YEAR
Lorrel Manning – Writer/Director of HAPPY NEW YEAR
Phil Keoghan – Director of THE RIDE and Creator of “The Amazing Race”
Andy Anderson – Writer/Director of DETENTION
Michael Almereyda – Writer/Director of HAMLET and PARADISE

Film Journalists in Attendance:
Elvis Mitchell – Film Critic for and host of “The Treatment”
Jeff Goldsmith – Producer of “The Q&A” and former Senior Editor at Creative Screenwriting
Mark Bell – Owner/Publisher of FilmThreat

The AMC Theatres Kansas City FilmFest also offers a variety of educational seminars, each with a $5 admission charge, so that aspiring filmmakers can learn from the experts about how to finance, produce and exhibit their films. Tickets and schedules for the festival are available at Individual tickets are $10 and festival-long passes are $60.

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