Much has been made about the revitalization of the Crossroads District in Kansas City due to the fabulous artists we have in this community. However, under the radar, art of a different form, film-making, has also been growing. With the wide availability of talent and a mix of urban and rural locations to film, Kansas City has grown in the eyes of filmmakers like Joel Feigenbaum.
One such film is entitles All Roads Lead Home. Shot almost entirely in Kansas City and the surrounding area by Dennis Fallon, the movie is an excellent example of some of the great films shot in the KC area using big name Hollywood talent, including Peter Coyote, Jason London, Peter Boyle (it's the last film Boyle shot before his death), Vivien Cardone and Venessa Branch.
I've gotten an opportunity to preview this movie and it's a fantastic movie, with a lot of great Kansas City footage, a great story line and great message on kindness to animals. It is very Disney-esque.
One of the cooler things that has come out of this is that they are doing the movie premeire here in Kansas City. On Wednesday night, September 24th, many of the cast and crew behind the movie will be at the Palazzo 16 Theater at 135th and Antioch for the movie premier and premier part. The No More Homeless Pets KC Coalition is hosting the event and is selling tickets to the general public to people who might want to attend. You can get information about the event and buy tickets on their website. People who attend the post party will also get an opportunity to meet some of the cast and crew and talk about the movie a bit. Should be a great time - -and a great opportunity that isn't common in Kansas City.
So come on out to the party...and enjoy the fruits of Kansas City's growing film industry.
THe movie trailer and more information about the many awards it's been winning are available a the All Roads Lead Home website.