Film through late June

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.


2018 Kansas City LGBT Film Festival
June 21-28
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June 21
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
Action, Rated PG-13, 128 minutes
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June 22
American Animals
The unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history.
Crime Drama, Rated R, 116 minutes
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor
An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers.
Documentary, Rated PG-13, 94 minutes
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The Gospel According to Andre

From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley’s life and career are on full display, in a poignant portrait that includes appearances by Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Bethann Hardison, Valentino, and Manolo Blahnik.
Documentary, Rated PG-13, 93 minutes
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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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Tivoli Performing Arts Series
June 19 – 7:00 p.m.
June 23 – 11:00 a.m.
Ian McKellen: Playing the Part
This special cinema tribute to the legendary British actor is hosted by Graham Norton and was captured live on McKellan’s recent 79th birthday weekend. Built around a 14-hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers Ian McKellen’s story. From his upbringing living through the war, working through repertory and West End theatre becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorized insight.
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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