November 5, 2021

Hello cinema friends,

It has been just shy of twenty-two months since we added a certain trailer to our preshows. To be precise, it was February 14, 2020 that we began counting down the days to this particular film’s release in July of that year. However, it would be within the course of a month that dates would lose their relevance altogether. We closed our doors, re-opened them — July became October for a time, 2020 became 2021, and a second October became November. 

To say that we’ve been anticipating Wes Anderson’s newest production would be an understatement, and now, just shy of twenty-two months later, The French Dispatch opens at our humble cinematheque this Friday. 
Join us, won’t you?

Stephen Park in the film THE FRENCH DISPATCH. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

On a different thread and on a different screen, we are proud to present the hometown premiere of University of Missouri’s Filmmaker-in-Chief, our friend, collaborator, and nonfiction provocateur Robert Greene’s Procession at the Missouri Theatre on Monday, November 8th. 

The film is a radical experiment in filmmaking process and, indeed, in therapy, as Greene directly collaborates with six male survivors of sexual assault at the hands of Catholic priests and clergy to confront trauma and lived experience.

Following its world premiere at Telluride in September, Procession began touring with Greene, stopping at home in Columbia between Los Angeles and New York. This red-carpet event will open with a performance by instrumentalist Travis McFarlane and close after a conversation with Greene and some of the film’s subjects.
Awards season is officially upon is,Ted