The Cannonball Roarers Screening Collective was created in 2014 by artists Matthew Lloyd and Jaclyn Danger, a dynamic duo obsessed with all manner of cinematic weirdness. Since then, we have always been determined to create unique theatrical experiences for our brave patrons.
Currently we are programming two film series, The Psychotronic Film Series and The Secret Series, in which we bring to life rare cinematic immersive experiences that have never before been seen in Kansas City. Through consciously varied programming we provide opportunities for different demographics to interact, exchange ideas, and discuss visual imagery. Jointly we promote the visibility of queer culture through films that challenge mainstream societal and cinematic expectation as well as provide a platform for traveling film festivals and filmmakers.
From sailboats to haunted drain tunnels, the Cannonball Roarers have showcased memorably strange events in a variety of strangely memorable locations! Collaborating with performers, musicians, dancers and so much more, we strive to change the way our community engages with great cinema.