Wanna catch local filmmakers at their best? The second annual Kansas City Urban Film Festival, co-founded by Fox 4 movie critic and UMKC grad Shawn Edwards, starts Friday, September 3rd, and runs all weekend at the Screenland Theatre at the Crossroads.
Featuring 14 movies from local as well as Hollywood talent (like Robert Townsend), Edwards selected feature-length films, shorts, animation and documentaries produced “by any means necessary.” Each day of the festival focuses on a different theme emphasizing women (Friday), love and relationships (Saturday), and hip-hop (Sunday). Many screenings are free, but expect to pay around $8 for others.
“Kansas City already has a lot of film history with Film Row and as the place Walt Disney got his start,” Edwards said, and he has big plans for the future with talk of a Kansas City/London Urban Film Festival next year, showing simultaneously in both locations. Now that’d be something to see.
Be sure to leave a comment if you stop by the Festival to catch a film this weekend!