(Kansas City, Missouri) - It's a baseball movie, yes. But Field of Dreams is much more, a blend of fairy tale, family, and our national pastime that has remained a national treasure since its release in 1989.
Kansas City FilmFest screens the Academy Award nominee for best picture on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Based on the novel Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella, Field of Dreams revolves around an Iowa farmer played by Kevin Costner who follows the call of a mysterious voice to carve out a baseball diamond on his property. The field lends the ghosts of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and other departed greats of the game a place to play but also serves a personal, very moving purpose for Costner's dutiful character.
The film was shot in Iowa and premiered there 26 years ago this month. The New York Times deemed it "so smartly written, so beautifully filmed, so perfectly acted, that it does the almost impossible trick of turning sentimentality into true emotion."
Admission to the event is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407.