Secondary menu

Skip to primary content

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.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ZOOM.

 

TRIUMPH
Lawrence Public Library Lawn – Outdoor Screening
Please bring lawn chairs!
6/21 8pm Doors / 8:15pm Music / 9pm Film

Tickets: Free – Registration required. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Must arrive by 8:30p to guarantee reservation.
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 – Outdoor Screening
Pease bring lawn chairs! This event is NOT  a Drive In.
6/22 8pm Doors / 8:15pm Music / 9pm Film

Tickets: $10/ car. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET!
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

 

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!
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Chairs available on site for socially distant viewing!
* 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
Please bring lawn chairs! 

Tickets: Free – Registration required. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Must arrive by 8:30p to guarantee reservation.
Festival staff will assist in socially distant seating.
* In event of rain, this film will screen on July 1.

 

FOR MADMEN ONLY: THE STORIES OF DEL CLOSE
The Lied Center of Kansas – Drive in and Outdoor Screening
Please bring lawn chairs for BEST viewing!
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
DUE TO RAIN, THIS FILM HAS MOVED INSIDE THE LIED CENTER. ADDITIONAL TIX ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

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.

 

NOT SO SILENT CINEMA (SILENT FILMS, LIVE MUSIC + AUDIO DESCRIPTION)
Douglas County Fairgrounds – Drive In and Outdoor Screening
Please bring lawn chairs for BEST viewing!
6/27 8pm Doors/ 8:30pm Spencer Projects / 9pm Films
Adult content advisory

Tickets: $10/ car. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS! 
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Audio reader will provide live audio description available by headset or car radio transmission.
In event of rain, this screening will move inside the Douglas County Fairgrounds Open Pavilion.