Film through July

For independent movie and live theater enthusiasts, here are some upcoming release dates of note in the Kansas City area through the end of July including the 19th Annual Kansas City LGBT Film Festival in Westport, the newest Marvel installment "Ant-Man and the Wasp" starring Kansas City’s own Paul Rudd, and a 50th anniversary presentation of "The Beatles: Yellow Submarine."


June 29
A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, Mountain takes the viewer around to all the highest peaks in the world. Narrated by Willem Dafoe.
Documentary, Rated PG, 114 minutes
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June 30
A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.
1977 Italian Horror, Rated R, 92 minutes
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Exhibition on Screen Series
June 30 – 11:00 a.m.
July 5 – 7:00 p.m.
Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing
Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning 2015 documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.
Biography, Unrated
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July 3
A sassy bounty hunter and her convict boyfriend free a society from the clutches of a repressive theocratic police state.
Action, Unrated, 96 minutes
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July 6
Ant-Man and the Wasp
As Scott Lang (Kansas City native Paul Rudd) balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Action, Rated PG-13, 125 minutes
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It’s the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.
Western, Rated R, 113 minutes
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Sister Cities World Cinema Series
July 7 – 10:30 a.m.
Jump Ashin!
A Taiwanese boy joins gymnastics at school and has talent for it. His mother forces him to stop and help with the family business. He goes on a downward spiral of fighting etc. Hitting rock bottom, he decides to pursue his dream again.
2015 Mandarin Sports Drama, Unrated, 126 minutes
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50th Anniversary Digital Restoration
July 8
The Beatles: Yellow Submarine
The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
Animation, Rated G, 85 minutes
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Sister Cities World Cinema Series
July 14 – 10:30 a.m.
Paths of the Soul
The journey on foot of a group of Tibetans on a 1200 km pilgrimage to Lhasa, the holy capital of Tibet. As the Buddhist faith requires, they prostrate themselves every few steps, making their long walk an act of utmost religious devotion.
2015 Tibetan Drama, Unrated, 115 minutes
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July 20
Laura Jaconi (Vera Farmiga) and her son, Henry (Lewis MacDougall) are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father, Jack (Christopher Plummer) across country after being kicked out of a nursing home.
Comedy/Drama, Rated R, 104 minutes
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Sister Cities World Cinema Series
July 21 – 10:30 a.m.
The Grand Promise
Sergio, a Mexican war photographer, must steal his daughter after being snatched by a legal trick. But while he gets caught up in this muddle, he is forced to flee leaving her behind with his best friends in Mexico. This is the story of their reunion 23 years later.
2017 Spanish Drama, Unrated, 120 minutes
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Kansas International Film Festival Extra
July 22
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
The documentary immerses viewers in Piet Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Intimate discussions take place through all four seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.
Documentary, Unrated, 75 minutes
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Leave No Trace
A father (Ben Foster) and his 13-year-old daughter (Dale Dickey) are living in an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.
Drama, Rated PG, 109 minutes
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Sister Cities World Cinema Series
July 28 – 10:30 a.m.
Still Walking
A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.
2008 Japanese Drama, Unrated, 115 minutes
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Opening dates of films listed are subject to change. All descriptions and other pertinent information originated from official film Web sites,,, and