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FACE KC – A New Organization Brings Disparate Artists Together in Film

FACE KC discusses its plans for KC film over a little sweet comfort.

There’s nothing like sitting down with some smart, charismatic filmmakers with an artistic vision over scrumptious eats. Filmmakers Khalid Abdulqaadir and Corey McCartney of FACE KC invite me to Westport’s newest spot, Sweet Combforts to share the dream of using art and film to coax polar opposites together.

  FACE KC is a non-profit film organization with a mission to do the seemingly impossible: bring opposing sides together through creativity. A feature film will showcase all of the completed works of the participants. Phase I is “Disarmed,” a music video with a rapper and a police officer spitting rhymes, addressing the attitudes of those who are policed and those who do the policing.

 

 

Over tasty, Wingman KC wings, Khalid and Corey (who had their fill) explain the need for FACE KC.

 

 “The Kansas City region is filled with talented makers who do incredible things, who have varying values and subscribe to a host of lifestyles. Where FACE KC meets them is their artistic habits.” says Abdulqaadir.

 

“Inmates paint and so do judges. How can we allow them to engage with each other outside of their choices, professions, stations in life?”  For FACE KC, film is the key.

 The conversation gets a little sweeter as the array of decadent waffles come out. Ones topped with Fruity Pebbles (surprisingly tasty), fresh fruit and my favorite, cookies and cream. Khalid, Corey and I can barely keep focused on FACE KC as we stuff our faces with icing-topped, crunchy, fruity good waffles.

We turn to what’s next. How to grow FACE KC and fulfill its goal to serve Kansas City regional artists. Just watch “Disarmed”. There’s a sneak peek of the next phase of the project at the end to whet your appetite.

 

Sweet Comforts and Wingman KC wings is the perfect backdrop for a little fun, food and film. Find them at 4117 Pennsylvania for your next out-n-about with artists.

 

 

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Lonita Cook is a BetterKC Film Critic (KCTV5), and the author of the paranormal romance novel, The Chronicles of Cyn: Awaken the Sleeper.