On Friday, November 2nd, Kansas City’s iconic restaurant and winner of the 2018 Design Icon James Beard Award, The American, opens its doors exclusively for Just Like You Films’ supporters. Enjoy an offering of the finest wine and cocktails, a beautiful private dining experience presented by Chef Andrew Longras, trained at The French Laundry in Napa, and dancing before a spectacular view of the KC skyline.  Kindness begins in Kansas City and your support will spread it worldwide by making it possible for Just Like You Films to continue to create and distribute life-changing, empathy-building Mid-American Emmy Award winning films globally.

Event Chairs

René and John Meara

Madison and McLean Kistner

Honorary Chairs

The Bernstein Family


Eventbrite - An Evening at The American - 2018 Power of Film Event - a benefit for Just Like You Films



By sponsoring the 2018 Power of Film, you will be joining a MidAmerican Emmy Award winning production team in making beautiful films that will create a kinder more compassionate world.

As a local non-profit organization, the existence of Just Like You Films (JLYF) relies solely on the support of people like you. 100% of your support goes back to JLYF to further tell the story of people with facial anomalies, type 1 diabetes, cancer, autism, Down’s Syndrome, and create powerful tools in the fight against bullying.

 Each film lives into perpetuity. This is your chance to get involved on the ground floor, and to make a lasting impact on our community, and the world.

To join Just Like You Films as a sponsor for the 2018 Power of Film contact Betsy Lindsey, Director of Development, at or 913.240.4269. Thank you for your consideration!




Just Like You Films

6320 Brookside Plaza, Suite 293
Kansas City, MO 64113

(816) 260-3187