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Latest Past Events

Hairspray (1988)

Theatre Lawrence 4660 Bauer Farm Dr., Lawrence

Screening Venue: Theatre Lawrence (4660 Bauer Farm Dr.) Director: John Waters Narrative feature. Running Time: 1 hour 32 minutes 1960s Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) finally gets her big break and lands on an American Bandstand-inspired TV show. Tracy soon forces the issue of integrated dancing on the previously all white program, much to the horror … [more]


Not So Silent Cinema

Douglas County Fairgounds 2110 Harper St., Lawrence

Photo credit: Fally Afani - Alex Kimball Williams & Mike Quillin. Screening Venue: Douglas County Fairgrounds Open Pavilion Due to forecasted rain, this event has moved inside the Douglas County Fairgrounds Open Pavilion and will be a lawn chair screening rather than a Drive In. Please enter off Harper St. and follow signs (and volunteers) to parking.  Advisory: … [more]


Philosophers at the Cinema Podcast: Hairspray

Lawrence Talks presents an all new podcast, Philosophers at the Cinema! In this very special Free State Festival edition, host David Tamez is joined by Kansas City film critic Lonita Cook for a deep dive into John Waters' Hairspray and an exploration into the philosophical ponderings of the movie-going experience. Enjoy this podcast episode before the film … [more]