1979

The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – Meatballs (1979) – Saturday, June 1st at 2:00 p.m.

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‘The Tin Drum’ is a fascinating blend of magical realism and black comedy, all told from the point of view of a super-intelligent three-year old boy in Danzig, Poland who realizes the ridiculousness and futility of adulthood at a young age and refuses to grow older.

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Quadrophenia captures the anger, the innocence, the hurt, and the rage of those young adult years and with The Who blaring in the background, gives you something to scream about.

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Marc Forster’s well-meaning drama ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ and Ivan Reitman’s minor-key comedy ‘Meatballs’ are out now on Blu-ray. How do they stack up?

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Ian Nathan has captured ‘Alien”s vibe and created a virtual treasure trove of cool collectibles and images in the new book ‘Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film.’

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! We’ve encountered a lot of films about war on our journey through AFI’s [...]

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Back in 1994, my band Truck Stop Love was featured on a Tom Petty tribute record called “You Got Lucky.” (This was back in the time when people bought a lot of compilation CDs — you know — before the advent of the iPod “shuffle.”) We appeared on an episode of ABC In Concert where [...]

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