Upcoming Events


HELD OVER - One Final Weekend

Friday, March 14 - Sunday, March 16
7:30pm Each Evening
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport
4050 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111

Sexy, smart, and darkly humorous, STRANGER BY THE LAKE is an erotic thriller that tests the lengths and limits of sexual desire.

Frank (Pierre Deladonchamps) spends his summer days hopelessly searching for companionship at a popular cruising spot on the shores of a lake in rural France. One day, he meets Michel (Christophe Paou), an attractive yet darkly mysterious man and falls blindly in love. When a death occurs, Frank and Michel become the primary suspects but they choose to ignore the dangers and instead continue to engage in their passionate and potentially lethal relationship

"An Absorbing Contemplation on Love, Sex, Desire and Murder"
The Hollywood Reporter

"Old-School Hitchcockian Suspense" — Time Out New York

"A Masterwork" — The NewYorker
"Provocative" —
Screen Daily
"Sublime" — FIlmmaker Magazine
"Erotic" — Entertainment Weekly



Past Events


Free Screening

Presented by UMKC Film & Media Arts, UMKC Graduate Art History Association, and UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services

Thursday, February 13 - 5:30pm
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport
4050 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111

Our friends at UMKC are extending an invitation for you to join them for a special, ONE-TIME-ONLY free screening of THE BRIDEGROOM. Dr. Thom Poe will introduce this much-talked about documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (Designing Women, Evening Shade) that tells the emotional journey of two young men in a loving and committed relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof.  

You may have been one of the hundreds of thousands of people who saw the surviving partner's YouTube video which sparked this creation of this film. The story of what really happened after this accidental death....of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and poignant and powerful.

Tickets are FREE...but you must RSVP in advance. Send your ticket request to Ruth Brito at





Best of the Fest — FREE Encore Screening
Tuesday, November 12 - 7:00pm
UMKC Student Union Theatre
5100 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO
Free Parking on Levels 5 & 6 in the Cherry Street Garage

Transgender stand-up comedian Ian Harvie, takes a positive look at his own transition through hilarious comedy. Ian Harvie’s debut stand-up comedy concert film, IAN HARVIE SUPERHERO is the culmination of his very personal journey of having been born a girl and later becoming a self-made man. It’s Ian’s facile sense of ease, not just his gender-bending presence that makes his humor groundbreaking; and has lead him to make history on more than one occasion.

It’s these very qualities that attracted the notorious Margaret Cho to publicly rave about Ian’s work and have him as her opening act for years. No matter who you are, who you love or where you come from, Ian Harvie will make you feel as though you are family. Everyone will be able to relate to his observations about life, relationships, and the routine challenges we all face from day-to-day.

PRESENTED BY: UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services, UMKC Department of Communication Studies, the LikeMEŽ Lighthouse and Out Here Now: the KC LGBT Film Festival.

Questions? Call (816) 200-2059 or Email Us



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