“Art House” is a monthly conversation about the art of cinema hosted by Flatland producer and filmmaker John McGrath. Each month, John will be joined by two special guests to discuss the aesthetics, theory and symbolism of both current and classic art films. The show will also take a strong look and Kansas City films and local filmmakers. Each conversation begins with a special topic relevant to art cinema. Every episode also will discuss art films currently playing in theaters or becoming available on streaming services. At the end of each show, John and his guests will recommend their favorite art films available to stream.
"Fade to Black," a new Kansas City PBS documentary, explores the past, present and future of movie exhibition through the eyes of the people who helped build the industry, and hope to ensure it survives the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kansas City Underground Film Festival is back bigger than ever this year, featuring a whopping 114 films Sept. 16-26 at the Charlotte Street Foundation,.
Art House visits with the filmmakers behind "Chasing Gold," a documentary about former KU discus thrower Mason Finley's preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
Tivoli Under the Stars is in the midst of a May-to-October run of outdoor, socially distant Friday evening movie screenings projected on the exterior of the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Art House visits with the filmmakers behind "Accidental Family," a romantic comedy that premieres tonight in St. Joseph, Missouri, where the movie was made.
In 2017, Flatland spent time getting to know local hero Jason Sudeikis. So this week Art House burrowed into the video vaults to show you around his old family home, and his early life in Kansas City.
Art House visits with Steve and Mary Pruitt, among Kansas City’s most prolific local filmmakers, to discuss their process in producing “The Tree,” “Terminal” and “The Land” since 2017.
Mounting the 2021 Kansas City Fringe Festival virtually offers the opportunity for more people to see more content.
Kansas City filmmaker Khalid Abdulqaadir’s work is animated by a recurring theme: Artists can save the world.
Art House host John McGrath talks to filmmaker Jacob Harding about "Withdrawal."
Filmmaker Clayton Scott discusses "Below the Fold," a new film about two small town journalists digging into a cold case involving the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl.
Filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman, who grew up in the Kansas City area, talks about working with Chris Rock to create "Spiral," the latest installment in the "Saw" movie franchise.
Filmmaker Nicholaus James discusses "Found Wandering Lost," which won to big prizes at the recent Kansas City Film Festival International.
“What Drives Us,” a new documentary directed by Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, features St. Joseph’s preeminent rock band, Radkey.
Kansas City independent filmmaker Trevor Hawkins is breaking new ground by selling the new movie "Lotawana" via non-fungible tokens (NFT) on the blockchain.
Lawrence filmmaker Marc Havener passed the pandemic creating a love letter to his hometown rendered in film and song.
Art House sat down with the makers of “From Hell to Hollywood,” which is making its North American premiere as part of the Kansas City FilmFest International.
The Panic Film Festival returns with a hybrid approach of socially distant in-person screenings along with online screenings and related events.
The new film "46 Years" delves deeply into frayed family dynamics and internecine conflict within the Nation of Islam, and how a granddaughter attempts to process those losses nearly a half-century later.
"Epiphany" is a day-in-the-life story about a young Black girl who makes a choice during a playground confrontation and deals with the consequences of her choice.
Kansas City Women in Film & TV chose International Women’s Day to announce that it is rebranding as Women in Film + Media Kansas City.
Art House celebrates Jason Sudeikis' Golden Globe for his role in "Ted Lasso."
Art House celebrates the "magic and wonder" of special effects makeup artists.
“The Stylist” has become a hot pick among horror movie aficionados since Art House visited with Kansas City filmmaker Jill Gevargizian a few short months ago.
Kansan Chris Bylsma regales Art House with stories from life as a working actor in Hollywood.
A group of predominantly local filmmakers has produced "The Elmwood Strain," a high-grade scripted horror podcast.
Kansas City Film Commissioner Steph Scupham shares the inside story about how the producers of "Queer Eye" chose Kansas City as a locale, and how the city opened its arms to greet them.
Kansas City filmmaker Stephen Hancock takes you inside the making of “SCP: Overlord,” a low-budget, 35-minute short film that has already garnered more than 3 million views on YouTube.
A new documentary, "AB: The Life and Work of Albert Bloch," seeks to elevate the reputation of one of the founding members of the expressionism movement.
Art House discusses "My Sweet Holiday," a romantic movie made in Kansas City that is scheduled to premiere Christmas Day on the Lifetime Channel.
Art House host John McGrath discusses the new HBO documentary "Transhood" with the director and two characters who appear in the film.
“The Stylist,” is Kansas City filmmaker Jill Gevargizian’s first feature film, and it’s a humdinger of hairdresser horror.
Director Chris Durr's “Don’t Look Away” is a new short film that explores the conflict of perception of self versus the perception of others in these trying times.
'Summer in Hindsight,' a full-length feature film produced by the folks behind The West 18th Street Fashion Show, premieres tonight at the Boulevard Drive-In in Kansas City, Kansas.
Two new movies would suggest abolitionist John Brown is having his moment in the popular culture spotlight. Art House shares the story of a locally written John Brown movie that was never made.
“Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence” tells the riveting tale of Bobbi Jo Reed, who emerged from a hellish 22-year journey of alcohol and drug abuse to found Healing House in Kansas City.
In “Big Fur,” Kansas City filmmaker Dan Wayne shares the story of Ken Walker, a world champion taxidermist with an unusually keen interest in Bigfoot.
A new film explores the life and tragic death of Kansas City Chiefs great Jim Tyrer and his wife through the eyes of their surviving children.
"The Disrupted," a new film by Sarah Colt Productions, shares the stories of three hardworking Americans struggling to make it economically.
Award-winning wildlife filmmaker Andrew Wegst discusses his career arc from Kansas City to San Francisco and across the world.
There are strong Kansas City ties to “The 24th,” a historical drama based on what was called the “largest murder trial in the history of the United States.”
Art House previews a new Apple TV+ comedy series, "Ted Lasso," starring Kansas City’s own Jason Sudeikis.
Kansas City screenwriter, actress and producer Michelle Davidson recommends "The American President."
"Art House" guests Patrick Rea and Michelle Davidson Bratcher discuss filmmaking in the heartland.
Kansas City filmmaker Patrick Rea reviews the new political satire "Irresistible," written and directed by Jon Stewart.
Flatland spent a recent evening at the Boulevard Drive-In, which hosted the world premiere of “I Am Lisa,” local filmmaker Patrick Rea’s latest movie.
Lawrence-based filmmaker Misti Boland discusses "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial."
Filmmakers Misti Boland and Jeremy Osbern discuss their lives as a personal and professional couple.
Screenwriter Kevin Willmott discusses Spike Lee's new Netflix film "Da 5 Bloods."
Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" is a dystopian vision of social chaos. It just might be as relevant as ever.
Art House Extra features five films about isolation.
Screenland Armour Theatre co-owner Adam Roberts recommends "An American Werewolf in London."
Screenland Armour Theatre co-owner Adam Roberts and Kansas City filmmaker Anthony Ladesich ponder the future of film creation and exhibition in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kansas City-area filmmaker Anthony Ladesich recommends director Terry Gilliam's “Time Bandits.”
Art House host John McGrath recommends "The Road Warrior."
Art House host John McGrath reviews "The Day After," the most famous film ever made in the Kansas City area.
Flatland producer John McGrath reviews Richard Brooks' classic 1967 true crime film "In Cold Blood" in this Art House extra.
Flatland producer John McGrath recommends "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," an idiosyncratic Western directed by Kansas City native Robert Altman.
“Art House” host John McGrath strongly recommends watching the 1999 film “October Sky” for folks looking for a little escape and inspiration during the stay-at-home order.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Willmott reviews Lina Wertmüller's 1976 film "Seven Beauties" for "Art House."
Kansas City filmmaker Morgan Cooper recommends "Juice" as a movie to watch during the stay-at-home order prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.
"Art House" host John McGrath is joined by Oscar-winner Kevin Willmott and emerging Kansas City filmmaker Morgan Cooper to discuss the creative process.
"Art House" host John McGrath touts "Doctor Sleep," a sequel to film legend Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," as a great streaming recommendation for folks seeking to keep their social distance during the coronavirus scare.
"Art House" host John McGrath reviews "You Were Never Really Here," starring Joaquin Phoenix.
Flatland's new episode of “Art House,” a program for cinephiles, explores the role - or lack of them - of women in cinema.
Art House reviews Best Picture Oscar contender "Jojo Rabbit."
Art House's Blake Miller recommends "U Shoot Videos?" a Kansas City-based film written and directed by Morgan Cooper.
Flatland's Blake Miller recommends "Brief Encounter," a British romance directed by David Lean, in this week's installment of "Art House."
Art House host John McGrath reviews "Parasite," the latest movie from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho.
Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins curator Jerry Harrington discusses "Pickup on South Street."
The recent resurrection of the much-beloved Tivoli within the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art may be the feel-good story of the year. So much so, in fact, that it inspired us at Flatland to take a crack at producing “Art House,” a monthly show for cinephiles.