'Overseas' to kick off Rockhurst Film Series
Kansas City, Mo. The Rockhurst Film Series presents three examples of cinematic production from diverse societies.
The series kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday with "Overseas," a romantic memoir about three sisters living in French Algeria in the 1940s. The film is a political satire on colonialism in the 20th century.
"A Taxing Woman" will be shown at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. It is a comedy about a tireless, single-minded investigator for the Japanese Revenue Service who comes into conflict with a businessman who thinks it is easy to cheat the government.
The series concludes at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 with "Tango." The film is about a choreographer who plans an ambitious tango piece that also traces the recent history of Argentina. This rare dance musical mixes stage activities with real life.
All films will be shown at Mabee Theater, Sedgwick Hall, on Rockhurst's campus, 54th Street and Troost Avenue. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 for the series or $3 for each film. For more information, call (816) 501-4895.
Circus to feature new performers
Kansas City, Mo. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 9.
Tickets are available at TicketMaster, (816) 931-3330.
River Fest set for weekend
Leavenworth The annual River Fest is set for next weekend in downtown Leavenworth.
The event features live entertainment, craft displays and food vendors.
The festival runs from Thursday through Sunday. Attractions include an art show, carnival, barbecue Friday and a parade, children's carnival and fireworks display Saturday.
For more information, call (913) 682-3924.