Maria talks with Robin Prosini Chair of the Kansas City FIlm Festival, Cassie Pikarsky Community Development Coordinator with the National Museum of Toys/Miniature, and poets Iris Appelquist, Crista Siglin, and Steph French.
Robin Prosini, Chair of the Kansas City Jewish Film Festival talks about the festival and special events.
Location: The White Theatre, 5801 West 115th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66211
Single Tickets: $10
Festival Pass: $50 (one movie FREE!)
Dates: January 8-22
Wunderkinder | Thursday, January 12th
Partnership with Midwest Center for Holocaust Education.
Mr. Predictable | Saturday, January 14th
Magic Men | Sunday, January 15th
To Life | Thursday, January 19th
Hummus: The Movie | January 22nd
In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a special talkback session and dinner will follow the film. Additional dinner ticket $10.
Melting Away | TBD – May, 2017
Tivoli Theatre, 4050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Mr. Gaga | TBD- August , 2017
Rooftop event space in the Crossroads District
For more information visit www.kcjff.org
Cassie Pikarsky, Community Development Coordinator with The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures discusses The Wizard of Oz exhibit, Over the Rainbow: Toys from the Land of Oz opening at The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures Saturday, January 14.
Published in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is considered America’s first fairy tale. Since then, the story of Dorothy’s fantastical journey through the land of Oz has captivated generations. From January 14 – August 20, 2017, at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Over the Rainbow: Toys from the Land of Oz highlights the books, toys, and games that resulted from Baum’s fourteen Oz books, the MGM film version starring Judy Garland, and mid- century film, television, and musical retellings.
View a first edition copy of the book that started it all, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
See the most comprehensive collection of early 19th-century Wizard of Oz toys ever exhibited
Discover curious characters from Baum’s thirteen other Oz books in a hands-on interactive.
Relive the technicolor classic with original costumes from the film and reproduction ruby red
slippers, including several prototypes.
Stop to take a picture just outside the Emerald City with an Oz-some photo opportunity.
Explore the story’s adaptations through toys and original costumes from The Wiz: The Super
Soulful Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” Return to Oz, and Muppets’ Wizard of Oz.
Examine copies of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in seven different languages from Italian to Latvian.
WHAT Over the Rainbow: Toys from the Land of Oz
WHERE The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures 5235 Oak Street KCMO 64112
WHEN January 14, 2017 – August 20, 2017 Open Daily 10am – 4pm
Closed Tuesdays and major holidays
COST $5 for ages 5 and up
Free for ages 4 and under
Free for members
Free for UMKC faculty, staff, and students
Free for active duty service members and their families
MEMBERSHIP Start at $25 for free admission for a year for two people.
Visit toyandminiaturemuseum.org/membership to learn more or call (816) 235-8010.
The National Museum of Toy and Miniatures educates, inspires, and delights adults and children through the museum’s collection and preservation of toys and miniatures. Located on the University of Missouri – Kansas City campus, the museum exhibits the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nation’s largest collections of antique toys. For more information, call (816) 235-8000 or visit www.toyandminiaturemuseum.org.
Writers/poets Iris Appelquist, Steph French, and Crista Siglin read and discuss their work and talk about upcoming events.
Iris Appelquist is a 33 year old native and resident of Kansas City, Missouri. Her endeavor to carve out a niche for herself has been rewarded with publication of two full-length volumes of poetry, Blunt Trauma (Co-authored by Jason Ryberg, 2009, Spartan Press, KCMO), BRIAR (2012, Spartan Press, KCMO), and a chapbook entitled WHERE WE WERE WE WERE THERE (Spartan Press, 2015) — not to mention appearing to read and discuss poetry on her local NPR affiliate, in the local Kansas City Star, and several independent online and print magazines and journals. Her forthcoming full-length volume, NICE FEELINGS, details the mystifying process of personal growth through the confessional style and surrealist conjecture.”
“Steph French resides in Kansas City. She’s a graduate of Drake University and holds a BA in English and psychology. Her first book, DELUGE was recently published by Spartan Press as part of Prospero’s Pop Poetry series.”
“Crista Siglin graduated with a BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2015. She has been published in Sprung Formal, KCAI’s Compendium, Not Sorry Zine, and Retrograde Craft. Siglin released her first book of poetry, Fleeting, Sacred on Spartan Press in 2015.”