You may have followed the Rush brothers when they played basketball at PemDay private school in Kansas City. Or maybe you were late to the game, when Kareem made it to playing for five NBA franchises--starting as the LA Lakers' 1st round Draft Pick, in 2002.
Whatever. What happened then? What's happening now? Come hang with Kareem, for the one time only screening of his documentary movie, The Rush Brothers,
Sat. Nov. 5
7:40 pm prompt!!!
71 minute documentary, followed by Q and A.
KIFF, Kansas International Film Festival
Glenwood Arts Theatre, in the lower level of Ranchmart South, 95th & Mission
Tickets are $9 at the box office.
Or--enter to win two free tix:
Tony is helping me and my favorite local film festival give away free tickets to selected films this year.
To enter to win, send me a polite request via comment (not on Tonyskansascity-- but MUST BE ON WWW.KCMOPOST.BLOGSPOT.COM).
You may log on, or click the link Tony provides, or click this blog in the RH column of Tonys site.
I will need your name and email address and phone number--so you can't just be anonymous. Since I screen all comments first, I won't publish it--just use the info to see if I can score you two free tix.
I will give away as many tickets as I can.
If you win, I will immediately send you the form, and notify the Will Call Desk at the Glenwood Arts. I will also let you know if you did not win FREE tix, but encourage you to buy them early, as they are selling FAST. As fast as a lethal 3-point shot!
Winners will take your Confirmation Email (print out or just show your phone) to the Will Call in the vast underground theatre lobby Ranchmart South to pick up your tickets. (You may park on the 95th St. side and walk down the 20 steps, or park in back, off 95th Ter. just east of Mission Rd.)
You may also buy extra tickets there --if it's not sold out. Goin' fast!
Each of the 35 FULL LENGTH films at this year's KIFF film festival ONLY AIRS ONCE!!!
Tickets are not exchangeable for another film. Five different indie films (docs, narratives or animations) are screened in the five auditoriums, one time only, at any given time. Audience members vote on their favorites, to earn additional showings in the future. The Rush Brothers Film is a Jury Award Nominee--in the running to win extra screenings--IF you give it 4 stars!
This year a record number of filmmakers and performing artists are flying in for the festival. It's a big deal in the independent film world. The stars and producers will be partying in Westport, and mingling with fans and other movie producers at the Glenwood Arts, at the KIFF Cafe, where Kat Irons prepares gourmet food. Paparazzi welcome. So use your napkin when you're slurping up some of Kat's vegetarian chili, or eating her curried chicken salad on croissant, OK???!
Kareem is a retired basketball star who played for five NBA franchises: L.A. Lakers (1st Round Draft Pick 2002), Charlotte Bobcats, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, and L.A. Clipper. He became known for what has been called his "lethal" 3-point shot. He is also an R&B recording artist and an entrepreneur with a long track record of community activism. As a founding executive of Kid Friendly Sports, he is committed in the areas of anti-bullying, youth sports, affordable health care in underserved communities, and the healthy psychosocial development of young athletes. His charitable work in Black philanthropy (The Give Black Foundation), is dedicated to the long-term financial viability of retired pro athletes.
Here are all the filmmakers and stars attending KIFF Film Festival this next week
For details about the KIFF Film Festival, click here.
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As Tony says, sometimes Blogger does a hiccup. So I didn't receive the free ticket request until 10 minutes before the Sat. night show. And you are probably already there! so: Pat, I left you a VM--and if you call me Sunday, I will get you two free tickets to ANY OTHER FILM--so sorry! Select whatever you like--kansasfilm.com.
One suggestion is the 5pm shows on Tuesday--based on the Jury Awards this Sunday am at 11--for the best of the best.
5:05 will be Best documentary (and who know, maybe Rush Brothers will win!!
5:10pm will be Best Narrative.
Personally in that category I hope "Train Station" wins. I saw it today, and it's amazing.
40 directors from 25 countries spent 3 years making (and financing) their own scenes.
Three of the directors flew in to KC for the week, including one from Bahrain!!!
None of the 40 filmmakers ever met the others. They wrote and produced this whole film using email on scripts, etc. It's about the power of every choice we make, how it changes the trajectory of the rest of our lives. So in Train Station, every time there is a "choice point" new actors take over for five minutes. It's WILD! The protagonist always wears brown, and carries a suitcase, but the actors and actresses change!
During the Q&A, I told the three directors--"Be sure to get someone to drive you down to OUR silly little train station--we have a stupid little train that basically goes NOWHERE!!! Two miles up, then back again!!!!