Kansas City (2)
This film, set in 1930s Kansas City, features Blondie (Jennifer Jason Leigh), the wife of a petty thief named Johnny who gets abducted by a major KC mobster, Seldom Seen (Harry Belafonte). In order to save her husband, Blondie abducts the wife of a prominent politician who is connected to the mob as leverage to free him. Conditions complicate as Blondie and the politician's wife, Carolyn Stilton (Miranda Richardson), befriend each other along the way. The complex dynamics of crime and politics in the city during this time are driven home by the authentic Kansas City Jazz score, which supplements the socio-cultural implications of the film. This poster features dramatic stills of the main characters juxtaposed on the left side. To the right, text reads "Kansas City, 1934. Anything could happen here. One night it did." Immediately beneath, a slash of bold red letters restating the title entice the viewer to find out more.