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To adhere to capacity limits and health and safety guidelines, registration is required for ALL events (unless designated on the website as ‘no ticket required).’

If registering for a FREE event, you must arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime to guarantee your reservation. If you change your mind, or can no longer attend a screening, we ask that you cancel your reservation so that others may enjoy the film.

Festival staff will assist with socially distant seating for outdoor screenings and parking for drive in movies.

Screening times may be delayed due to lighting conditions.

In the event of rain or inclement weather, a decision to postpone to a rain date or move the screening to an indoor location will be made no later than 5pm on the day of show. Reserved ticket holders will be contacted by email with this change and it will be posted on our website and social media.

For additional questions, or to volunteer for the festival, please email: info@freestatefilmfest.com.

 

SCHEDULE


EXPERIMENTAL FILM SHOWCASE
FREE and ongoing in the front gallery of the Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire St.) throughout the festival. No ticket required. Come and go at your leisure.

 

ART EXHIBITS
The Lawrence Arts Center and the Cider Gallery will have exhibits open for you to enjoy during the festival. No ticket required.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

 

THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK VIRTUAL PANEL
6/21 6:30pm – Zoom

This panel is presented by Haskell’s Hiawatha Center for Justice. Zoom registration will be posted on the event page of our website as soon as its available. The panel will also be recorded and shared later on the event page and social media.

 

TRIUMPH
Lawrence Public Library Lawn – Outdoor Screening
6/21 8pm Doors / 9pm Film

Tickets: Free – Registration required. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!.

Must arrive by 8:30p to guarantee reservation.
Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
Festival staff will assist in socially distant seating. 

In event of rain, this film moves to Liberty Hall.

 

END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK
Lawrence College and Career Center – Drive in and Outdoor Screening – Lawn Chairs Welcome!
6/22 8pm Doors / 9pm Film

Tickets: $10/ car. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET!

In event of rain, patrons will be contacted with a new screening date. 

 

ONE REEL UNDER THE STARS SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
Cider Gallery Courtyard – Outdoor Screening
6/23 8pm Doors / 8:15pm Music / 9pm Films
* Adult content – parental advisory recommended

Tickets: $6/ person. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET!

Chairs available on site for socially distant viewing or you may bring your own!
In event of rain, this screening moves inside the Cider Gallery.

 

HAIRSPRAY
Theatre Lawrence – Outdoor Screening
6 /24 8pm Doors/ 8:30pm Preshow/ 9pm Film

Tickets: Free – Registration required. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

Must arrive by 8:30p to guarantee reservation.
Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
Festival staff will assist in socially distant seating.
In event of rain, patrons will be contacted with a new screening date.

 

FOR MADMEN ONLY: THE STORIES OF DEL CLOSE
The Lied Center of Kansas – Drive in and Outdoor Screening – Lawn Chairs Welcome!
Drive In and Outdoor Screening
6/25
8pm Doors/ 8:30pm Music/ 9pm Film

Tickets: $10/ car. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!

* (Parental advisory for language, drug use, adult themes)
In event of rain, patrons will be contacted with a new screening date.

 

THE 24TH
Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics – Drive in
6/26 8pm Doors/ 8:30pm Q&A/ 9pm Film

Tickets: Free – Registration required. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

Must arrive by 8:30p to guarantee reservation. This film will be viewed by drive in only.
In event of rain, patrons will be contacted with a new screening date.

 

NOT SO SILENT CINEMA (SILENT FILMS, LIVE MUSIC + AUDIO DESCRIPTION)
Douglas County Fairgrounds – Drive and Outdoor Screening – Lawn Chairs Welcome
6/27 8pm Doors/ 8:30pm Spencer Projects / 9pm Films

Tickets: $10/ car. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS! 

Audio reader will provide live audio description available by headset or car radio transmission.
In event of rain, this screening will take place on Tues. July 6 – same place and time.