When: Sat., Dec. 8, 11 a.m. 2012
If you were wearing short pants and eating Ghostbusters cereal from 1986 to 1990, chances are good that you were a regular viewer of the original Pee-wee's Playhouse. The cult favorite won 15 Emmys. It featured claymation, chroma key and stop-motion animation and reportedly had a budget of $325,000 per episode. Essential to the show's success was artist Wayne White. A documentary about White's life, art and search for balance, Beauty Is Embarrassing, is the first installment of KCPT Channel 19's Community Cinema series. The free 11 a.m. screening takes place at Tivoli Cinemas (4050 Pennsylvania, 816-561-5222). For a list of the series' films (on the second Saturday of each month), see kcpt.org and click on "events."