Patrick Rea

With the first day of the AMC Theatres Kansas City FilmFest over with, the year’s proceedings are off to a great start. The festival unofficially launched at 4:30 p.m.with Piran — Pirano, the music documentary  Andrew Bird: Fever Year and part one of the local shorts program “People Like Us,” all leading up to the official kick-off with Nailbiter. […]


The new horror movie ‘Nailbiter,’ shot entirely in Kansas and Missouri, shows director Patrick Rea in full control of his cinematic faculties.