When you need art money, you throw an art party, and people write fat art checks. Except when they don't. "I couldn't have thrown a party at a worse time," says Kevin McGraw, who set out to make a documentary about Jim Leedy in 2005 — just as the Bloch Building and the Kauffman Center were hoovering up donations. He put on some fancy parties. He got empty wine bottles and full-bellied partygoers, he says, but not much cash. So the 8:30 p.m. screening of Leedy: The Documentary
, which McGraw made with director Matt Hawley, is both a long-awaited premiere and a retroactive fundraiser. At $10 a ticket, the event is a bargain; the movie, McGraw says, is "the complete story" of Leedy as artist, mentor and influence. After the movie, at Screenland Crossroads (1656 Washington), there's a reception at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center (2012 Baltimore). Order tickets at <a href="http://leedy-voulkos.com/leedy">leedy-voulkos.com/leedy</a>
; or call 816-474-1919.