"I REMEMBER 12TH STREET"

A captivating documentary film about the history of Kansas City’s storied 12th Street, the subject of song and jazz legends, as told through first hand accounts by people who recall the 1940’s and 1950’s, one of the most fascinating periods in the city’s history.

FRED AND ROZELLAR

“Fred and Rozellar” takes a look at four generations of the Jamison family of Northeast Mississippi and how their patriarch and matriarch influenced the lives of their family by pursuing a course guided by the word of God.

18th STREET LIVES

“18th Street Lives,” a documentary film, chronicles the rise and demise of Kansas City’s 18th & Vine district when societal sanctioned segregation led to its beginning, and later government legislated integration, precipitated the area’s inevitable decline.

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“I Remember 12th Street” is a documentary film produced by Rodney M. Thompson and Stinson McClendon about the history of Kansas City’s storied 12th Street, the subject of song and jazz legends, as told through first-hand accounts by people who lived through one of the most fascinating periods in the city’s history.

Join us on February 26 @ 6:30p on Zoom for the virtual film release. Directly followed by a Q&A with the directors Rodney Thompson & Stinson Mclendon from Reel Images and the documentary participants. Moderated by Dr. Carmaleta Williams, Executive Director of the Black Archives.

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WHO WE ARE

Reel Images Film Group

We provide support for African American filmmakers, film projects and film screenings that positively depict African American culture.

Rodney Thompson – Project Director

“From the beginning what we set out to do is give voice to people who ordinarily wouldn’t get the opportunity to tell their stories in this medium and its gratifying to know we’ve been successful doing that.”

Stinson McClendon – Project Director

“Reel Images gives voice to filmmakers who are not a part of mainstream media. The films they produce allow Americans to see alternative views of others thereby offering them an opportunity to see a more complete view of the American experience.  “Film has the power to change the way we think about ourselves and our culture. Films have the capacity to influence people and lead them to new perspectives.”

Films

Made by Reel Images

MY MOTHER's CLUB

A documentary film, by Rodney M. Thompson, centering on African American women’s social clubs in Kansas City during the late 1940’s, 1950’s, and 1960’s. The story, told from the perspectives of daughters of club members, focuses on the impact of these clubs on Kansas City’s African American community through their social activities, volunteerism, and social activism.

Conversation In Dance

“A Conversation In Dance,” a documentary that focuses on the Kansas City “Two Step,” a variation of the Jitterbug ballroom dance of the 1940’s that is unique to Kansas City. The film chronicles the spirited quest of 25 couples to win Kansas City’s $10,000 BIG STEP-OFF

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We provide support for African American filmmakers,  film projects and film screenings that positively depict African American culture.

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