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Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee

Kansas City filmmaker Glenn Stewart talks about her work, Riffs: A Kansas City Jazz Coda. The film was screened as part of this year's 10th annual Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee.

By Laura Spencer

Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee kicked off its 10th annual film festival on Friday, April 7. This year, organizers launched a new series called CinemaJazz, celebrating the sounds, images, and stories of jazz. CinemaJazz features special screenings of documentaries, dramas and experimental works as well as the jazz animations of John and Faith Hubley from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Kansas City filmmaker Glenn Stewart?s work called Riffs: A Kansas City Jazz Coda screened on Sunday, April 9. Stewart talked to KCUR?s Laura Spencer about the film and how she got her start.

Kansas City is known for its style of jazz, influenced by the blues, as the home of Walt Disney’s first animation studio and the headquarters of Hallmark Cards. As one of KCUR’s arts reporters, I want people here to know a wide range of arts and culture stories from across the metropolitan area. I take listeners behind the scenes and introduce them to emerging artists and organizations, as well as keep up with established institutions. Send me an email at lauras@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @lauraspencer.
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