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12 Years a Slave dominated the KCFCC awards, winning six of the twelve total categories, while Gravity and Her picked up two awards each.

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The 2013 Fantastic Fest Tour at the Alamo Drafthouse! Without a doubt, 2013 had one of the strongest and most eclectic lineups in the history of film festivals, and now you can find out for yourself as a condensed version hits Kansas City this weekend.

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Musician Thomas Dolby has never made a film until now. The Invisible Lighthouse is a personal documentary made almost solely by Dolby that details the closure of a lighthouse on the coast of England near his home in Suffolk.

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On Thursday, November 14, Middle of the Map Fest presents a 35mm screening of Empire Records at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet. Antennas Up will be playing songs from the movie — we asked, but they won’t tell us which ones. Mills Record Company will have a pop-up shop in the lobby.

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We had a contest for Scene-Stealers sitegoers to create their own JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA GIFs to win tickets to tonight’s advance screening of the movie, which opens wide (pun?) this Friday. As usual, our awesome readers rose to the occasion (another pun?) with some pretty funny stuff, so here’s the Top 6 Scene-Stealers JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA GIFs:

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Fantastic Fest 2013 Award Winners

by Eric Melin on September 23, 2013

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At Fantastic Fest 2013, “Jodorowsky’s Dune” wins the Audience Award and the Documentary Feature, while Ari Folman’s “The Congress” wins Fantastic Features Best Picture and “Afflicted” wins Best Horror.

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Fantastic Fest 2013 started today in Austin, TX and as an intro bit of coverage for the festival, here are the links to where you can stream past titles from Fantastic Fest — the best in genre film — in reverse order of newness.

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – Blue Velvet (1986) – Saturday, August 31st.

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Tomorrow morning I fly to Finland to enter the dark horse competition in Oulu, Finland the night before the Air Guitar World Championships for one last chance at the world stage!

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This week, our west coast correspondent Warren Cantrell joins us to talk about The Bling Ring, the latest film from Sofia Coppola. Warren and Trey Hock have incredibly differing opinions on the film, so the two of them hash it out, in a thoughtful discussion.

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Our Seattle correspondent Warren Cantrell sits down with Kieran Darcy-Smith, the director of Wish You Were Here, starring Joel Edgerton and Felicity Price.

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Things got considerably crazier when Joss Whedon made his appearance, however, for as wide-eyed as everyone was at the sight of Captain Mal from Firefly, the evening’s guest of honor stole almost every gaze once he hit the red carpet.

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Thanks to all the Scene-Stealers sitegoers who played our Photoshop contest for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. We asked people to combine something from the STAR TREK universe with Kansas City and here’s some of the winners. I’ll see you all Wednesday night at the exclusive advance screening – congratulations! Click to watch the Enterprise flyover [...]

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The Middle of the Map Film Fest starts starts next week, running May 1 – 5 at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Theater. The lineup is a film lover’s dream, people. Check it out:

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – Total Recall (1990) – Saturday, April 20th at 3 p.m.

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