a person wearing a gas mask looks at the camera in a still from "The Eclipse."April 9, 2019—A film shot by Missouri Western State University students last summer has been selected for KC FilmFest International 2019 at Cinemark on the Plaza, 526 Nichols Road in Kansas City, Missouri. “The Eclipse” will be shown during the Block of Shorts: Sci-Fi at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

Directed by Toby Lawrence, assistant professor of cinema, “The Eclipse” portrays a world where the ozone layer has been depleted and the power has gone out. A young woman, Kass, treks out into the burning sun to save her community.

For more information on the film festival and to purchase tickets in advance, visit kcfilmfest.org.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.