The National Archives at Kansas City, in partnership with the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group, will host a film screening and discussion of Kansas City Dreamin’: Music in Shadows beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 25. Post-film discussion will be led by Diallo French and special guest, Bobby Watson. A free light reception will precede the program at 6 p.m. The National Archives is located at 400 W. Pershing Road.

This documentary film pays tribute to Kansas City's rich musical heritage. The film centers on jazz legend Bobby Watson and spotlights many black and white music images, while serving to highlight Kansas City’s Jazz-era heyday in the 1930's and the importance of Kansas City to the evolution of jazz. The 40-minute film features segments and photos of Kansas City musical natives Charlie Parker, Marva Whitney, Janelle Monae, and Tech N9ne.

This is a free event, but reservations are requested, call 816-268-8010 or email