The Kansas City Film Fest is underway at the Cinemark Plaza and Alamo Drafthouse this week, with a dizzying variety of short films, features, animation and documentaries, including one about Gore Vidal and another profiling inventor Dean Kamen. There’s plenty of music, horror, comedy and lots of locally made product too. On Monday night, Rich Hill, “an examination of challenges, hopes and dreams of the young residents of a rural American town” was screened at the festival, and its co-director Tracy Droz Tragos came from her home in Los Angeles to talk about it.
Rich Hill won the Best Documentary prize at Sundance a few months ago, and we know Tracy from the Emmy™-Award winning documentary she produced with KCPT, Be Good, Smile Pretty. After a ten year interval, Randy Mason was thrilled to be able to sit down and catch up with Tracy.