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End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock

Lawrence College & Career Center 2910 Haskell Ave., Lawrence

Screening Venue: Lawrence College & Career Center (2910 Haskell Ave.) Director: Shannon Kring Documentary Running time: 1 hour 27 minutes. A group of indigenous women risk their lives to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline construction that desecrated their ancient burial and prayer sites and threatens their land, water, and very existence. In the process, … [more]


One Reel Under the Stars

Cider Gallery 810 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence

Screening Venue: Cider Gallery Courtyard (810 Pennsylvania St.) Short film program. Running time: 1 hour This eclectic collection of comedies, dramas and episodic films celebrates the art of the pocket cinema. Themed goody bags make a fun bridge from screen to audience!     The Incredible Brown NDN - Rodrick Pocowatchit (10 minutes) An ordinary Joe … [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. Podcast will be available at this link starting … [more]


For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close

Lied Center of Kansas 1600 Stewart Dr., Lawrence

Screening Venue: Lied Center of Kansas (1600 Stewart Dr.) Director: Heather Ross Documentary Running time: 1 hour 27 minutes. Hailing from Manhattan, Kansas, comedy guru Del Close was a mentor to comedians such as Bill Murray, John Belushi, Elaine May, and Tina Fey. As Close leads us through sewers, mental wards, and his peculiar talent … [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 (2120 Harper St.)   An odyssey of Audio-Visual accessibility featuring two classic silent films with live music, multilingual audio description, visual art projections and hands-on activities.  The Immigrant  Director: Charlie Chaplin  Narrative short. Running time: 30 minutes LIVE Audio … [more]