Wrenches are turning, shop cloths are buffing, and feelings of well-earned pride are profound at a meeting last fall of the Olathe Leadership Lowrider Bike Club at the Olathe Advanced Technical Center.
As the broader Kansas City cultural landscape reemerges from the depths of a pandemic, the Charlotte Street Foundation has inaugurated a new funding stream to benefit some of the community’s smallest creative organizations.
Kansas City Underground Film Festival, Charlotte Street Foundation
The Kansas City Underground Film Festival, which opened Sept. 16 and runs through Sept. 26, features 114 films, culled, says KCUFF’s director and co-founder Willy Evans, from 800 submissions requiring 400 hours of viewing by the KCUFF board.
“If you study the history of film, one of the things that’s been misrepresented is how Black people fall in love. How we demonstrate our love for each other,” says award-winning film critic Shawn Edwards.