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."