Judith G. Levy
NV in KC: A Story About Artists and Envy in Kansas City, film, 48 minutesNV in KC: A Story About Artists and Envy  in Kansas City, film trailer, 2 minutescharacters Kate Bosworth and Jack Dawkin in a scene from NV in KCcharacters Lee J. Ross and Tanisha Bent in a scene from NV in KCcharacter Lee J. Ross interviews Julian Zugazagoitia in a scene from NV in KCsupport group sceneRaechell Smith interviewRachael Cozad interviewcharacters Lee J. and Susan in a scene from NV in KCSherry Leedy interviewcharacters Irving and Fred in a scene from NV in KCPsychotherapist Dr. Drake in a scene from NV in KCSaralyn Reece Hardy interview, production shot from NV in KC
NV in KC: A Story About Artists and Envy in Kansas City

De De DeVille, Carol Holstead, Judith G. Levy, Erin McGrane, Shannon Michalski, Garry Noland, Jaimie Warren, Rachael Cozad, Saralyn Reece Hardy, Sherry Leedy, Raechell Smith, Julian Zugazagoitia

music by
Jeff Freling, Kirsten Paludan and Cody Critcheloe

a community filmmaking project funded by
an Andy Warhol Foundation Rocket Grant award

NV in KC: a story about artists and envy in Kansas City is set in the vibrant art world of present-day Kansas City. Well-known, local performers and notable arts leaders star in this humorous and probing tale about artist Lee J. Ross' efforts to come to terms with her own envious feeling and those of her friends. Invented narrative is blended with documentary-like interviews to tell a story that was filmed in Lawrence and Kansas City and captures the complexity of a challenging emotion.

Interviews with actual arts leaders, Julian Zugazagoitia, Sherry Leedy, Rachael Cozad and Raechell Smith, and Saralyn Reece Hardy, psychotherapy sessions, and a studio break-in add to the mix in this exploration of envy.

Special thanks to the Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art who are the local Rocket Grant administrators