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Prom Night in Kansas City

3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Filmmaker Hali Lee thought her own prom was a real letdown, yet she continued to be fascinated by the endurance of this quintessentially American coming-of-age ritual. To discover why, she returns to her hometown of Kansas City to track the pomp, preparations and individual stories of would be promgoers as diverse as America itself. Among them: Smurf, an inner-city track star who is gunning for Prom King; Nick, who attends a No-Dancing-or-Spaghetti-Straps celebration of an ultra-conservative Christian school; Gayla, an openly lesbian teen who participates in an alternative event by a gay & lesbian youth group; and Oliver, an anti-prom slacker who takes his video camera as his date. With wry humor and an analytical eye, Lee and co-director Peter von Ziegesar breezily capture the fabricated fantasies, kitsch and pageantry that keep proms eternal.

DVD Special Features
- New video interview with directors Hali Lee and Peter von Ziegesar
- Prom Pop Culture List: Essential prom tunes and movies
- English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Prom
  • Directors: Peter von Ziegesar, Hali Lee
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Zeitgeist Films
  • DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
  • Run Time: 54 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009I7O48
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,189 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Prom Night in Kansas City" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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We all loved "Prom Night", particularly our 13 year-old daughter. It raised all sorts of questions that were great discussion-starters about conformity, cultural expectations and the pressure that goes along with them, and growing up.
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I did not find this documentary engaging or illuminating at all. I just felt it could have been so much more if it had been more focused. It just seemed to be all over the place.
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Makes a good triple feature with Prom Night (Unrated) and Prom Night in Mississippi.
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Well filmed, brilliant editing, fascinating view into the lives of modern day teenage life in the midwest. LOVED this movie.
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