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The all new Free State Film Society launches with an evening of film, music, champagne and… FRENCH FRIES!

Live music by Nick Carswell sets the stage for an outdoor screening of the fresh-from-the-fryer documentary, Fries! The Movie. Film Society subscribers will get in to this event for FREE and a la carte tickets are just $10. You can even supersize your experience by adding yummy fries by Lawrence Beer Co. and a champagne taster (available by pre-order ONLY).

No other food bridges borders, languages, and tastes more than the humble but delicious fried potato. Taking the audience on a joyous and mouth-watering journey around the world, best-selling authors Malcolm Gladwell and Chrissy Teigen join an international cast of characters to better understand the globe’s obsession with the french fry with humor and reverence.

“Fries! The Movie unequivocally proves Gladwell’s assessment that the world would be a dark, miserable place without french fries.”
—Shayna Weingast, Tribeca Film Festival

Admission to movie and live music: $10

Do You Want Fries With That?: $10
Supersize your experience by adding yummy fries from Lawrence Beer Company AND a champagne taster!

Free State Film Society Subscription: $40
Become a subscriber of the Free State Film Society and receive free admission to FRIES! The Movie (optional fries & champagne can be purchased separately), discounts on film screenings & events throughout the year AND early access to tickets to the Free State Festival (slated to return in Spring of 2022). Subscription expires one year from purchase date.

  • Music by Nick Carswell at 7pm/ Movie at 7:30pm (running time: 84 minutes)
  • In the event of rain or inclement weather, this event will move inside the Cider Gallery and masks will be required.
    Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status OR negative COVID test required at the door for patrons 12+
    Please bring one of these items with you to the screening for entry:
    Vaccination card/photo of vaccination card on mobile device
    ■ COVID-19 PCR test that is less than 72 hours old from event start time
    ■ COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of event start time


September 27, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Cider Gallery
810 Pennsylvania St.
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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