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Experimental Film Showcase

Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence

Screening venue: Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire St.) Films will be screened on a loop in the Lawrence Arts Center's front gallery for the entire week of the Free State Festival. Please come and go at your leisure (masks required).   Midden – Adriana Gramly (4 minutes) Scraps and trash are brought together through animation … [more]



Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence

Screening Venue: Lawrence Public Library Lawn (707 Vermont St.) Director: Brett Leonard Writer & a Producer: Michael D. Coffey Narrative feature. Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes. Special Guest: Writer/Producer Michael D. Coffey Inspired by a true story, a bright and determined high school senior strives one last time to be a wrestler despite having cerebral … [more]


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]


ART OPENINGS: Tonja Torgerson & Ashlyn Pope

Cider Gallery 810 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence

Tonja Torgerson: Garden of Eden Cider Gallery (810 Pennsylvania St.) Tonja Torgerson As part of her project-based residency at the Lawrence Arts Center, Torgerson uses prints, cut paper, and collage to create a fallen Garden of Eden in which life-size figures grapple with the recognition of their mortality. These works provide an intimate pause in … [more]