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The Women of Standing Rock Panel Discussion

Haskell Indian Nations University's Hiawatha Center for Justice presents a virtual panel discussion to set the stage for the Tuesday night screening of End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock. Hiawatha Center for Justice Director Dr. Daniel Wildcat will moderate an engaging and informative conversation with the creative team behind the film and … [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]


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]


ART OPENINGS: Tonja Torgerson & Ashlyn Pope

Cider Gallery 810 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence

Tonja Torgerson: Succumb 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 which to … [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.) Due to forecasted rain this evening, this screening will move INDOORS at the Lied Center. We have plenty of room for social distancing, so please leave the lawn chairs at home and stay dry while experiencing Del's story on the BIG screen! Director: Heather Ross Documentary Running … [more]


The 24th

The Dole Institute of Politics 2350 Petefish Dr., Lawrence

New Screening Venue: Lied Center of Kansas (1600 Stewart Dr.) Due to forecasted rain this evening, this screening will move INDOORS at the Lied Center. While this event originally SOLD OUT as a Drive In, we have opened up additional tickets as there is plenty of room for social distancing.  Director: Kevin Willmott Narrative Feature. Running Time: … [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]


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]


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]