Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Canadian in Kansas City

This is the kind of serendipity that every independent filmmaker yearns for.

In the audience for a recent screening of the Kansas City-set documentary We Are Superman was Eddie Bocanegra, a main player in Steve James' latest The Interrupters. Bocanegra was so taken by Kevin Bryce's look at the depressed Troost Ave. area that he connected the Canadian-born filmmaker with James for some on advice on how to submit the film to festivals and, eventually, get it distributed.

The 50-minute doc screens this Friday June 22nd in Bryce's hometown of Summerside, Prince Edward Island. He's back after having journeyed to Kansas City to study film at the University of Missouri, and hopes by fall to have added enough additional footage to make We Are Superman full-length submission material.

Already, the film has earned the support of KC's mayor (who appears in the doc) and been shown to 100 incoming local district schoolteachers as part of their orientation. Since its April 20th premiere, the movie has also screened at various churches and will continue to do so throughout the summer.

[We Are Superman]

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