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Art House

Home Video Series Art House

About

“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.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | The Gift of ‘My Sweet Holiday’

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 Extra Art House Extra | Behind the Scenes of ‘Transhood’

Art House host John McGrath discusses the new HBO documentary "Transhood" with the director and two characters who appear in the film.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | ‘The Stylist’ Takes a Little Off the Top and Sides

“The Stylist,” is Kansas City filmmaker Jill Gevargizian’s first feature film, and it’s a humdinger of hairdresser horror.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | ‘Don’t Look Away’

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.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | ‘Summer in Hindsight’ Premieres Tonight at Boulevard Drive-In

'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.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | Abolitionist John Brown Goes to the Movies

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.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | ‘Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence’

“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.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | Bigfoot Lives, Sort of, in 'Big Fur'

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.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | Remembering KC Chiefs Great Jim Tyrer

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.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | 'The Disrupted' Explores Working Life in America

"The Disrupted," a new film by Sarah Colt Productions, shares the stories of three hardworking Americans struggling to make it economically.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | Wildlife Filmmaker Andrew Wegst

Award-winning wildlife filmmaker Andrew Wegst discusses his career arc from Kansas City to San Francisco and across the world.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | History Never Repeats, But It Rhymes in ‘The 24th’

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 Extra Art House Extra | KC’s Jason Sudeikis Stars in 'Ted Lasso'

Art House previews a new Apple TV+ comedy series, "Ted Lasso," starring Kansas City’s own Jason Sudeikis.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | ‘The American President’

Kansas City screenwriter, actress and producer Michelle Davidson recommends "The American President."

Episode 106 Art House | A Celebration of Heartland Filmmaking

"Art House" guests Patrick Rea and Michelle Davidson Bratcher discuss filmmaking in the heartland.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | ‘Irresistible’ Plays Politics in Rural America

Kansas City filmmaker Patrick Rea reviews the new political satire "Irresistible," written and directed by Jon Stewart.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | Boulevard Drive-In Theatre Hosts World Premiere

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.

Art House Extra Art House Extra | ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’

Lawrence-based filmmaker Misti Boland discusses "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial."

Episode 5 Art House | A Love Story Behind the Camera

Filmmakers Misti Boland and Jeremy Osbern discuss their lives as a personal and professional couple.

Art House Extra Art House Extra: Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Screenwriter Kevin Willmott discusses Spike Lee's new Netflix film "Da 5 Bloods."

Art House Extra Art House Extra: ‘A Clockwork Orange’

Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" is a dystopian vision of social chaos. It just might be as relevant as ever.

Art House Extra Art House Extra: Feeling Lonely? Same.

Art House Extra features five films about isolation.

Art House Extra Art House Extra: ‘An American Werewolf in London’

Screenland Armour Theatre co-owner Adam Roberts recommends "An American Werewolf in London."

Episode 104 Art House: Pondering the Future of Film Following a Pandemic

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.

Art House Extra Art House Extra: Anthony Ladesich Recommends 'Time Bandits'

Kansas City-area filmmaker Anthony Ladesich recommends director Terry Gilliam's “Time Bandits.”

Art House Extra Art House Extra: 'The Road Warrior' Will Rev Your Engine

Art House host John McGrath recommends "The Road Warrior."

Art House Extra Art House Extra: Imagining 'The Day After' a Nuclear War

Art House host John McGrath reviews "The Day After," the most famous film ever made in the Kansas City area.

Art House Extra Art House Extra: A Masterpiece Created 'In Cold Blood'

Flatland producer John McGrath reviews Richard Brooks' classic 1967 true crime film "In Cold Blood" in this Art House extra.

Art House Extra Art House Extra: John McGrath Recommends 'McCabe and Mrs. Miller'

Flatland producer John McGrath recommends "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," an idiosyncratic Western directed by Kansas City native Robert Altman.

Art House Extra Art House Extra: ‘October Sky’ Can Lift Your Spirits During the Age of Coronavirus

“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.

Art House Extra Art House Extra: Oscar-Winner Kevin Willmott Reviews 'Seven Beauties'

Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Willmott reviews Lina Wertmüller's 1976 film "Seven Beauties" for "Art House."

Art House Extra Art House Extra: Filmmaker Morgan Cooper Recommends 'Juice'

Kansas City filmmaker Morgan Cooper recommends "Juice" as a movie to watch during the stay-at-home order prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Episode 3 'Art House' Returns With Oscar-Winner Kevin Willmott and Filmmaker Morgan Cooper

"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 Extra Art House Extra: 'Doctor Sleep' Serves as a Great Sequel to 'The Shining'

"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 Extra Art House Extra | John McGrath Reviews 'You Were Never Really Here'

"Art House" host John McGrath reviews "You Were Never Really Here," starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Episode 2 'Art House' Examines the Role of Women in Cinema

Flatland's new episode of “Art House,” a program for cinephiles, explores the role - or lack of them - of women in cinema.

Art House Extra Art House Review: 'Jojo Rabbit'

Art House reviews Best Picture Oscar contender "Jojo Rabbit."

Art House Extra Art House Recommendation | ‘U Shoot Videos?’

Art House's Blake Miller recommends "U Shoot Videos?" a Kansas City-based film written and directed by Morgan Cooper.

Art House Extra Art House Recommendation | “Brief Encounter”

Flatland's Blake Miller recommends "Brief Encounter," a British romance directed by David Lean, in this week's installment of "Art House."

Art House Extra Art House Review | “Parasite”

Art House host John McGrath reviews "Parasite," the latest movie from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho.

Art House Extra Art House Preview: “Pickup on South Street”

Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins curator Jerry Harrington discusses "Pickup on South Street."

Episode 1 Coming Now: The Premiere of “Art House” - a Show for Cinephiles

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.