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See/Saw Film Festival to take viewers back to childhood
April 18, 2015
“What does it mean to grow up in the 21st century?” That’s the tagline for the See/Saw Film Festival, April 24-26 at the Lawrence Public Library.
The 10 best films of 2014
December 28, 2014
This year’s list features films about vampires, aliens and teenage punk rockers, plus the most disappointing films of 2014..
Select US theaters, including one in Kansas City, Mo., say they’ll show ‘The Interview’ Thursday
December 23, 2014
Several movie theaters said they will begin showing “The Interview” Thursday, seemingly putting the comedy back in theaters after Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled its release.
Robin Williams dead at 63
August 11, 2014
Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
Think you can beat the critic? Make your picks in our Oscar contest
February 17, 2014
The 86th Academy Awards are coming up quickly, and this year and Liberty Hall have teamed up to bring you an Oscar contest that could win you free passes to movies, concessions and free movie rentals.
Jayhawkers’ brings a legend back to life
Film tells story of how Wilt Chamberlain changed Lawrence on and off court
February 9, 2014
Broad, sweeping biographical films that try to sum up a person’s entire life in two hours rarely ever get it right. That’s why the best thing that happened to Kevin Willmott’s movie “Jayhawkers” was not being able to raise the $12 million dollars they needed.
Wilt Chamberlain film ‘Jayhawkers’ premiering Feb. 14
January 17, 2014
Kansas University professor Kevin Willmott will premiere his new film “Jayhawkers” at the Lied Center February 14.
Eric Melin’s 10 best movies of 2013
December 22, 2013
2013 was an embarrassment of film riches, and the best movies of the year are all over the place in terms of budget, scope, genre and style.
Summer movie preview: Which new franchises will take flight?
May 12, 2013
Nobody ever accused Hollywood of being original, so it’s no wonder that so many sequels and reboots are on deck for 2013. The big question is whether any new franchises will be able to separate themselves from the pack this summer.
This Old Guitar’ explores links to cultural past
April 4, 2013
A new short film by Lawrence resident Stephen Lerner, “Esta Guitarra Vieja (This Old Guitar),” explores how objects can remind us of our heritage and ancestry. The main character of the movie, which premieres at the Lawrence Arts Center on Sunday, remembers her late father through his old guitar. By Giles Bruce
Liberty Hall to screen Lawrence native’s award-winning ‘Story of Luke’
March 31, 2013
Liberty Hall is presenting a one-time screening of Lawrence native Alonso Mayo’s debut feature film, “The Story of Luke,” starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes and Kristin Bauer.
Director of basketball rules documentary to appear at screening
February 10, 2013
Kansas University’s Student Union Activities will host KU basketball super-fan Josh Swade for a movie screening and discussion. Swade directed “There’s No Place Like Home,” the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary that chronicles his quest to bring James Naismith’s original rules of basketball to Lawrence.
Lawrence native’s ‘Catnip’ nabs honor at Sundance Film Festival
January 29, 2013
It must take some kind of perfect storm to nab an online people’s choice award at the Sundance Film Festival, Jason Willis surmises. In his case, it was a twister of cats, drugs, classroom films and the Internet. By Sara Shepherd.
Scene Stealers: The best movies of 2012
January 6, 2013
Most of the best films of the year didn’t exactly catch fire at the box office.
Familiar faces coming to the big screen this fall
Gandalf, Bond and Lincoln in most-anticipated films this awards season
September 9, 2012
The fall is traditionally the time of year studios release what they think gives them their best chance for Oscar gold, and there’s an intriguing crop of movies slated for release for the rest of 2012.