Filmmakers Kevin Fossland and Martin Diggs Discuss Their Upcoming Documentary on Kansas City Barbecue

For Immediate Release:
July 8, 2013
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
816.701.3669
Filmmakers Kevin Fossland and Martin Diggs Discuss Their Upcoming Documentary on Kansas City Barbecue

Arguments may ensue on the merits of individual barbecue joints, but no one disputes the extent that the "culture" of B-B-Q has helped define everyday life in Kansas City.

Local filmmakers Kevin Fossland and Martin Diggs are currently filming The Kansas City Barbecue Documentary, which chronicles the city's cherished barbecue culture. They will share their initial findings and conversations with the people behind the countless competitions, secret sauces, and elaborate tailgating parties on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Fossland and Diggs, are Kansas City natives, longtime servers at JJ's Restaurant, and the principals of Burnt Ends Media. Currently they are on a quest to uncover the secrets behind our city's barbeque success.

This presentation is part of the Missouri Valley Sundays series, a program of the Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Central Library that offers presentations by local experts on topics of significance in the history of Kansas City and the Midwest. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Admission is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407.Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.

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