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From the Director


kash film society logDirector's Message

Since 1962 the organization now known as the Harrison and June Kash International Film Society has brought outstanding and unusual motion pictures to Joplin and the Four States region. In recent years, as an activity of Missouri Southern’s themed semesters, representative national films are shown in the fall.

Films from China, Canada, France, Germany, Russia, The Czech Republic (and former Czechoslovakia), Hungary, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Sweden, Japan, England, Cuba and other nations nations have been brought to Joplin to enrich the cultural experiences of students and the community.

Selections feature the most popular current films as well as critically acclaimed and historically significant motion pictures. The Society’s continuing offerings, which emphasize significant lesser-known films that were neglected or underrated, are shown during the spring semesters. Included are cinema treasures that have been rediscovered, restored and transferred to DVD format.

Program notes are distributed prior to each showing to promote greater perception and encourage film appreciation.

Unless otherwise noted, films begin at 7 p.m. on the scheduled dates in Cornell Auditorium in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo.

For more information call Dr. William Kumbier at 417-625-9639 or send an email.

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Admission is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you at our next film!