Take Two • July 19, 12:32pm – 12:34pm
The drama "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019, where it won awards for Best Directing and a Special Jury Prize for Creative Collaboration. It marks the debut of writer/director/producer Joel Talbot, based on the true story of his childhood friend, Jimmie Fails. Fails plays himself in this arthouse entry about a man who tries to save the Victorian house his grandfather built.Listen
Anything Goes • July 19, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
“The Anything Goes” show premiered on KKFI 90.1 FM in the spring of 2000 as an alternative (and sometimes ridiculously zany) public affairs program focused on Kansas City’s cultural life, from astrology to zoology – and everything in-between.Listen
Freeze Frame • July 19, 10:58am – 11:00am
Disney’s stampede to create so-called ‘live-action’ remakes of its animated classics continues with “The Lion King.” The super-realistic computer-generated imagery that replaces the classic hand-drawn animation is nothing short of spectacular. But for some reason, the cinematic magic of the 1994 version doesn’t make the transition quite as smoothly. Much of the film is a shot-for-shot recreation, but many of the scenes are more drawn out, adding unnecessarily to the film’s length. While there’s still much to like in “The Lion King,” it won’t go down as the pride of the remakes.
The so-called comedy “Supervized” will be a bona fide contender for the worst film of 2019. A sad embarrassment to all involved, “Supervized” stars Tom Berenger, Beau Bridges and Louis Gossett, Jr. as foul-mouthed former superheroes living out their difficult elder years in an Irish retirement community. Nefarious foes try to sap the former caped crusaders of what’s left of their superpowers. “Supervized” represents the nadir of these actors’ storied careers.
Andrew Garfield stars in the wacky neo-noir mystery, “Under the Silver Lake.” Filmmaker David Robert Mitchell has a lot on his mind with this ambitious mind bender about a man whose beautiful neighbor goes missing. As the paranoid man attempts to solve the puzzle of her disappearance, things in LA keep getting weirder and weirder. Hitchcock and David Lynch are just two of the many Hollywood influences in this ambiguous project that has too many ideas for its own good.
Also opening this week, “She’s Just a Shadow” is an unrated English language Japanese action thriller featuring gangsters, a madam and a serial killer. We’re also offered two music documentaries. One is “Echo in the Canyon” about the pop music that came out of California’s Laurel Canyon in the 1960s. The other is called “Pick it Up: Ska in the 90s.”Listen
Bioneers • July 19, 9:30am – 10:00am
Bioneers brings bold innovators with break-through solutions to the airwaves with our eighth annual radio series. "Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature" airs in more than 250 cities in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Ireland and is free to all stations, distributed by WFMT Radio Network.Listen
Democracy Now! • July 19, 8:00am – 9:00am
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 450 stations in North America. The program is hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez and produced out of the Downtown Community Television Center, a community media center in New York City's Chinatown.Listen