Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Cinemark Palace At The Plaza
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou with a special screening of the new documentary about her prolific life as a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer. Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise presents her …
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The National Archives at Kansas City
In 1915, Boston-based African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s technically groundbreaking but notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly The Birth of a Nation, unleashing a fight that still …
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DeLaSalle Education Center
At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that, more than academics, it is love, empathy and life skills that give at-risk students command of their own futures. The new documentary The Bad …
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
The tragedy of December 14, 2012 – 20 schoolchildren and six adult staff members dying at the hands of a 20-year-old gunman in Newtown, Connecticut – took a nation’s breath away. “I don’t think that …
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
This is where technology has taken us: U.S. service members plotting and executing drone strikes half a world away, killing not only a faceless enemy but also, on too many occasions, innocent civilians. The documentary “National …
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
This is where technology has taken us: U.S. service members plotting and executing drone strikes half a world away, killing not only a faceless enemy but also, on too many occasions, innocent civilians. The documentary “National …
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AMC Ward Parkway 14
In partnership with AARP Missouri’s Movie for Grown-Ups series, KCPT presents a special sneak peek screening of the new American Masters documentary about cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher, James Beard. Dubbed the “Dean …
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Alex Sutton, a veteran of three combat tours in Iraq, has been done with war for nearly a decade, but his fight is far from over. Dealing with post-traumatic stress he seeks solace in the …
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his …
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Liberty Hall
Join KCPT for a special screening of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s new documentary, The Vietnam War, followed by a discussion with local Vietnam veteran John Musgrave. Musgrave’s experience as a Marine in Vietnam and his changing …
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Gem Theater
Engage with community issues through film with KCPT’s Indie Lens Pop-Up film series! November’s film is Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane …
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The Gem Theater
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  Tune-in for the documentary Monday, January 15th at 8 p.m. on KCPT. One of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, I Am …
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch
From Martin Luther King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall to Spike Lee and Toni Morrison, the roll of alumni from the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is long and illustrious, underscoring the pivotal role …
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch
Dolores Huerta might be one of the most important – and yet least known – activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she was a tireless leader in the fight …
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Wendell Berry is often called a “prophet for rural America.” The 83-year-old essayist, novelist, and poet–one of our country’s most important living writers–has famously championed agrarian life while living and farming since 1965 in Henry …
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Extreme Screen at Union Station
Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show “Bill Nye The Science Guy” is now the CEO …
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm National WWI Museum and Memorial
Since the advent of the modern American military, women have actively served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Join Kansas City PBS for a free screening of a new documentary, Served Like a Girl, which chronicles …
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
The marginalization of Native Americans wasn’t simply a crime of our country’s distant, unenlightened past. The documentary Dawnland chronicles the effort in one state, Maine, to come to terms with a practice that endured through …
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Efforts to marginalize Native Americans and their culture could not diminish their transformational impact on popular music, from the Delta blues and jazz to present-day hip-hop. Native artists such as electric guitar pioneer Link Wray, …
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Strange Days Brewing Company
Join Kansas City PBS and Strange Days Brewing Company for a watch party of the acclaimed documentary about PBS pioneer Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 9 …
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Jenkin and Barbara David Theater, Park University
In 1956, America announced a new Cold War weapon to combat the U.S.S.R. Jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck, along with their racially-integrated bands, would cross the globe to …
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
For over 30 years, Fred Rogers was beamed daily into homes across America where he and his cast of puppets and friends spoke simply and directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues. …
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Bruce R. Watkins Center & Museum
Join Kansas City PBS, the Midwest Genealogy Center and the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center and Museum for special screening and discussion of the groundbreaking series Finding Your Roots. Local experts will talk about resources, …
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm University of Kansas Medical Center, Health Education Building, Rm B102
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a small group of safety-net clinics …
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Nightly news cameras trained on the flames, the looting, and the chaos that gripped Baltimore in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. Filmmaker Marilyn Ness sought, and found, more. Her …
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
For 15 weeks, from the start of their season to the 2016 Alabama state tournament, the wrestlers at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School endured both the demands of their sport and the trials of life …
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Union Station Extreme Screen
Get a sneak peek of the three-part PBS American Experience series Chasing the Moon with KCPT and Union Station. Science City educators will facilitate science experiments for kids at heart.
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Gem Theater
Join KCPT, the American Jazz Museum and the Mutual Musicians Foundation for a preview of Ken Burns’ Country Music and a demonstration of country music’s shared roots with blues and jazz by D Black (drums) …
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Knuckleheads
  Gear up for Ken Burns new documentary series, Country Music, with Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge at Knuckleheads’ honky-tonk jam session featuring local musicians Dave & Jimmy Nace, Carl Butler and Bobby DeMoss. …
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
We cordially invite you to return to Downton Abbey! Reunite with some of your favorite characters in your favorite castle at KCPT’s exclusive, advance screening of the Downton Abbey movie including an opening reception with a complimentary drink …