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Welcome to the Free State Festival. In these pages, find information about newly released independent films, discussions with filmmakers and artists in other genres, live music, outdoor projected art, panels on political and artistic topics, and more— all happening June 25-29 in Lawrence’s Cultural District. This easily walkable area encompasses Downtown Lawrence, historic East Lawrence and the Warehouse Arts blocks. Visual artists, filmmakers, musicians and other performers will transform sections of the Cultural District indoors and out. Most of the events and experiences are free, while others require tickets. Read these pages to learn where things are happening, where tickets are required, and how to purchase individual tickets or multi-event passes. The most up-to-date news will be at www.freestatefestival.org The Free State Festival is a celebration of the distinctiveness of Lawrence. From digital art projected on the outside of Weaver’s Department Store and other iconic Lawrence facades to food prepared by local chefs in downtown restaurants and outdoors to a jazz and gospel concert in the sanctuary of St. Luke AME Church, the Free State Festival has something for all of us. Thank you to our sponsors for making it all possible. This Festival of ideas, music, art and film opens with a screening of the new film Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty, at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, June 25, (tickets required), accompanied by a free outdoor concert starring Johnny Winter, outdoors in front of the Lawrence Arts Center at 940 New Hampshire St. The annual Tour of Lawrence bicycle event will add another element of Lawrence summer excitement to the Festival early Friday evening and Sunday morning. There’s plenty of downtown parking. See you at the Free State Festival! Susan Tate, Chief Executive Officer Lawrence Arts Center
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The Lawrence Arts Center’s Free State Festival is a five-day celebration of film, music, art and ideas!
June 25 • 26 • 27 • 28 • 29 The Free State Film Festival begins Wednesday, June 25, 2014! Plan to enjoy new independent films, innovative outdoor art installations and performance events, live music, and thought-provoking discussions about art, film, technology and politics throughout downtown and along the 9th Street Corridor in the Lawrence Cultural District.
Did you miss Sundance this year? Couldn’t make it to Cannes? Too late for SXSW? Come walk the red carpet at 9th & New Hampshire for Lawrence’s own film festival— an exciting collection of features, shorts and documentaries by filmmakers from around the world. And be sure to check out the Music and Ideas listings for concert and conversation tie-ins.
Come enjoy live musical performances by the legendary Johnny Winter, Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, Kliph Scurlock and others. Learn more about these artists through documentary films and hear them tell their own stories.
art When the sun goes down, the buildings
light up! Talented artists illuminate the Cultural Art District skyline with a dazzling display of colors and movement. Innovative outdoor digital media projections will make you see familiar buildings in ways you’ve never seen them before. Several of the artists also will participate in an Ideas panel on digital art.
Celebrate the best thinking about important topics from some of the brightest minds around. Hear insights from artists, writers, scholars, filmmakers, futurists, journalists, scientists and many more. Be a part of these of these fascinating conversations. All ideas panels are free! Film screeenings, concerts, children’s activities and special ideas events will be held at the Arts Center and select downtown venues. Check the website for tickets, schedules and venues, freestatefestival.org.
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DIGITAL MEDIA PANEL June 27, 5 to 7pm Abe & Jake’s Landing | FREE Panelists will discuss trends in digital graphic design, digital website design, social media application and digital publishing. Moderator Jay Wachs, will address digital radio and television broadcasting. Moderator: • Jay Wachs, The Briarcliff Group Panelists include: • Daryl Bugner, Design Brilliance • Michael Taylor, Pix Ninja • Mark Potts • Chris Blunk, Through a Glass Productions
THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IN DEMOCRACY June 26, 5pm, Pachamamas Alton Ballroom FREE Technological innovations have brought significant changes to our homes, workplaces and social lives. Technology also is having an impact on democratic participation and decision-making, ranging from how politicians campaign to how we vote. Representatives from the University of Kansas and the Lawrence Journal-World will discuss how technology is shaping our understanding of and interaction with democracy. Moderator: • Dr. Patrick Miller, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Kansas Panelists include: • Dr. Perry Alexander, Director of the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas. • Rob Arnold, Information Security Officer at the University of Kansas • Scott Stanford, General Manager, Lawrence Journal-World
FREE STATE FESTIVAL STORY SLAM! KEVIN KLING June 26, 6:30pm Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage, $10 Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows, including “Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log,” delivers hilarious, often tender stories. Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota and eating things before knowing what they are. Kevin continues to write plays and stories in a rigorous fashion and travels around the globe to numerous storytelling festivals and residencies. Sponsored by Kansas Public Radio. Featuring local storytellers: • Bob Tryanski, Priscilla Howe and Anne Hollond
MAKING WAVES: THE WORLD OF WATER June 27, 6pm, Abe and Jake’s, Featuring the “Kings of the River” exhibit FREE Water is the driving force of nature as well as man’s industry, leading to global water scarcity. According to the United Nations, insufficient water supply is one of the biggest problems facing the 21st century. Come join this fluid discussion of the longevity of Kansas water policy and the role of water in the alternative energy scene. Moderator: • Gavin Young, Assistant Director of Strategic Communications, University of Kansas Panelists include: • Rex Buchanan, Kansas Geological Survey • Sarah Hill-Nelson, Bowersock Mills and Power Co. • Tristan Surtees, artist with Sans Façon
LIGHTNING ROUND Moderator Tim Caboni, Vice Chancellor, the University of Kansas Come and go – Refreshments provided. Saturday, June 28, 10am-2pm, Lawrence Arts Center Large Gallery Strap in for a rapid-fire series of quick, exciting presentations by experts on everything from science fiction to climate change. These upbeat and sometimes controversial exchanges of ideas will feature brief talks by accomplished KU professors as well as Lawrence characters, innovators and activists of all stripes. Don’t miss the electrifying, entertaining and informative Free State Festival Lightning Round.
FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN: WRITING FOR SCREENS OF ALL SIZES Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, 11am FREE Veteran television writers take you through the creative process from spec scripts to the writer’s room, and discuss plot and character development in long-form television series. Panelists include: • Corinne Brinkerhoff (The Good Wife, Elementary, Boston Legal) • Joel Feigenbaum (Dallas, Knot’s Landing) RORSCHACH REMIXED: FAN EDITS AND THE MAKING OF WATCHMEN: MIDNIGHT Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, 12pm FREE As transformative digital artists, fan editors use consumer technology to creatively re-edit Hollywood films. Learn about the culture and practice of fan editing, with beforeand-after excerpts from the award-winning fan edit Watchmen: Midnight, by University of Kansas PhD student Joshua Willie. KANSAS: NOT AS FLAT AS A PANCAKE Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, 2pm FREE Have you ever wondered what makes Kansas special? For an inside view of the Sunflower State from three esteemed speakers, join us for this entertaining panel. The yellow brick road that brings these speakers together is a desire to uncover the interesting hills in Kansas’ notoriously flat landscape. Moderator: • Joe Monaco, Associate Director of Strategic Communications, University of Kansas Panelists include: • Jeremy Neely, a professor of history at Missouri State University, who will share stories of the Border Wars. • Luke Wohlford, a KU grad turned Topeka lawyer, who will talk about the history of populism in Kansas. • Audrey Coleman, senior archivist at the Dole Institute of Politics, who will share insights on one of our state’s most notable figures, Bob Dole.
ART AND TECHNOLOGY Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, 3pm FREE These artists use electronics, software, sound and light to create visual art, music and performance—and their work will be vividly
visible around Lawrence during the Festival. Join them as they discuss their individual approaches to creating, teaching and the evolving nature of expanded media in art today. Panelists include: • Luke duBois, a composer, artist and performer • Ali Momeni, an artist who works with kinetics, electronics, software, sound, light, people, plants and animals • Nick Hallett, a NYC-based composer, vocalist and impresario who works across genres and media to create innovative, multidisciplinary music-based performance
ALL AGES, ALL INCLUSIVE COMICS Lawrence Arts Center, June 29 , 1pm FREE Age, race, gender, no matter! Comics are for everyone. Listen to comic pros Jai Nitz, Dennis Hopeless, Josh Dysart and Jason Aaron celebrate and discuss the diverse world of comics.
LOCAL (SUPER)HEROES Lawrence Arts Center, June 29, 2pm FREE Two local comic book writers with varied careers talk about how their roots propelled them into their current jobs. Panelists include: • Jai Nitz (Dream Thief, Green Hornet, Blue Beetle) • Dennis Hopeless (X-Men Season 1, Avengers Arena, The Answer) NEIL YOUNG, UGANDA & TEENAGE SUPERHEROES: A CONVERSATION WITH JOSH DYSART Lawrence Arts Center, June 29, 4pm FREE • Worldly comic book writer Josh Dysart (Unknown Soldier, Neil Young’s Greendale) takes you through the intensive research and writing process of his Eisner-nominated and Glyph-winning works. Sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library.
SCALPED TO SCREEN: A CONVERSATION WITH JASON AARON Lawrence Arts Center, June 29, 5pm FREE Find out about the creator-owned smash hit Southern Bastards, Marvel’s huge summer crossover Original Sin, Wolverine, Thor and the gritty graphic novel series, Scalped, which was just optioned for television by WGN. Sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library. Continued page 4
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JASON AARON (Comic Book and Graphic Novel Panels) Jason Aaron’s career in comics began in 2001 when he won a Marvel Comics talent search contest with an eight-page Wolverine back-up story script. His Vietnam War story, The Other Side, was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Miniseries. He has written issues of Wolverine, Black Panther, X-Men and Thor. Scalped, his creator-owned series set on the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation, was just optioned for television by WGN. PERRY ALEXANDER (The Future of Technology in Democracy) Dr. Perry Alexander is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas. Alexander’s teaching interests include formal methods, programming languages and semantics, digital systems design and software engineering. ROB ARNOLD (The Future of Technology in Democracy) Rob Arnold joined the University of Kansas as Information Security Officer in February 2013. He brings 19 years of experience in information technology and 17 years experience in information security, having worked in a variety of senior IT strategy and management positions in the financial services industry. CORINNE BRINKERHOFF (From Script to Screen: Writing for Screens of All Sizes) Corinne Brinkerhoff is a television writer and producer whose credits include CBS dramas The Good Wife, Elementary and Reckless. She began her TV writing career on ABC’s Boston Legal. A graduate of Lawrence High School, she has a B.A. from Truman State University and a Masters from Boston University.
REX BUCHANAN (Making Waves: The World of Water) A Kansas native, Rex Buchanan is the Interim Director at the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas. He is the co-author of Roadside Kansas: A Guide to its Geology and Landmarks (rev. edition, 2010), published by the University Press of Kansas. He provides occasional commentaries on Kansas Public Radio. AUDREY COLEMAN (Kansas: Not as Flat as a Pancake) Audrey Coleman, a fourth-generation Kansan and KU graduate, joined the Dole Institute staff as Senior Archivist in August 2012. Audrey brings professional experience from the museum, archives, library and visual resources fields to her position as director of the Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections. JOSH DYSART (Comic book and graphic novel panels) Josh Dysart is a multiple Eisner Awardnominated, Glyph award-winning, New York Times-bestselling comic book writer and graphic novelist. He has written for Conan and Hellboy, and his revamp of The Unknown Soldier set in war-torn Uganda won multiple Glyph awards, including Story of the Year. His graphic novel based on Neil Young’s 2003 album Greendale spent two weeks at #3 on the New York Times Graphic Novel Best-Seller list. JOEL FEIGENBAUM (From Script to Screen: Writing for Screens of All Sizes) Joel Feigenbaum’s writing credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Charmed, Bodies of Evidence, Paradise, Seventh Heaven, Burke’s Law, Melrose Place, Touched by an Angel, Dallas and Knots Landing. Joel has worked with many talented actors, such as George Clooney, Jessica Biel, Keri Russell, Rose McGowan, Jason Bateman, Heather Locklear, Mickey Rooney, Ann-Margret and Charlton
Heston. He has directed music videos for Christina Aguilera, Brian Setzer, the Goo Goo Dolls, Ziggy Marley and The Flaming Lips. SARAH HILL-NELSON (Owner/Operator of The Bowersock Mills & Power Company) Sarah Hill-Nelson is an Owner/Operator of the Bowersock Mills & Power Company, a small hydroelectric power plant located on the Kansas River in Lawrence. The Bowersock Mills & Power Company holds one of the oldest and largest water rights on the Kansas River, and depends upon consistent flows in the river to produce clean, renewable energy for Northeast Kansas. Ms. HillNelson grew up around Bowersock, and has been working at the plant since 2002. DENNIS HOPELESS (Comic book and graphic novel panels) Dennis Hopeless is a writer whose credits include The Answer, Avengers Arena, Cable and X-Force and Lovestruck. JEREMY NEELY (Kansas: Not as Flat as a Pancake) Dr. Jeremy Neely teaches history at Missouri State University in Springfield. His 2007 book, The Border Between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line, won the Kansas State Historical Society’s Edward N. Tihen Award. His research focuses on the 19th-century American West, particularly the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. JAI NITZ (Comic book and graphic novel panels) Jai Nitz is a comic book writer who has worked for Marvel, DC, Dynamite, and other publishers. A 1998 graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in film studies, he won the prestigious Xeric Foundation grant in 2003 for his self-published anthology, Paper Museum. Jai also won the Bram Stoker
Award in 2004 for excellence in illustrated narrative for Heaven’s Devils from Image Comics. His recent series, Dream Thief, was illustrated by Lawrence artist Greg Smallwood and published by Dark Horse Comics. SCOTT STANFORD (The Future of Technology in Democracy) Stanford’s newspaper career spans more than 20 years. He worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Texas, including the Kingsville Record, San Angelo Standard-Times and Corpus Christi Caller-Times, before joining the Steamboat Pilot & Today as its editor in 2001. He became the newspaper’s advertising director in 2007 and was promoted to general manager in 2010. In 2013, he joined the Lawrence Journal-World as general manager. TRISTAN SURTEES (Making Waves: The World of Water) Sans Façon began as an investigation between French architect Charles Blanc and British artist Tristan Surtees and has developed into an ongoing collaboration through an art practice. They undertake diverse projects, both temporary and permanent, predominantly exploring the complex relationship between people and place. They like to see the role of the artist and art as a catalyst in a process of raising questions and inviting one to look and think differently about a place, hoping to create an opportunity rather than an inanimate object. LUKE WOHLFORD (Kansas: Not as Flat as a Pancake) Luke Wohlford is a lifelong Kansan and Jayhawk. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from KU in 2005 and his Juris Doctor from the KU School of Law in 2009. He currently practices complex business litigation with the law firm of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, in Topeka, and he follows and studies American politics in his free time.
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FILM FILM SCREENINGS $6 IN THE LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER MAIN THEATER UNLESS NOTED $50 MOVIE PASSES AVAILABLE FOR ENTRY TO ALL FILMS $200 VIP PASSES AVAILABLE FOR ENTRY TO ALL MOVIES & EVENTS, PLUS SPECIAL SEATING
An eclectic selection of cinema from the nation’s premier film festivals, these features, shorts and documentaries by filmmakers from around the world and our own backyard that transcend the rules of conventional storytelling. Be sure to check out the Music and Ideas listings for concert and conversation tie-ins.
Wednesday, June 25 JOHNNY WINTER: DOWN & DIRTY Lawrence Arts Center, June 25, 6:30pm, $6 Muddy Waters said of Johnny Winter, “When I first heard him, I thought he was one of the greatest blues players in the business.” Aptly named Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty by Johnny himself, this documentary explores what it’s like to live a life of sex, drugs and rock and roll debauchery with only a few regrets…but not without consequences. The screening will be followed by a free live outdoor concert by Johnny Winter. VIP area. Sponsored by the City of Lawrence Guests: Musician Johnny Winter, Director Greg Olliver and Producer Jeremy Mack Opening Music Video: Your Friend: “Tame One” by Handbuilt Productions Thursday, June 26 EVERY EVERYTHING: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GRANT HART Lawrence Arts Center, June 26, 9pm, $10 film + concert An oral, and aural, history of Hüsker Dü’s so-called “wild one,” from his rocky family life through the formation of his most wellknown band; from their bitter break-up into the musical projects that followed; from his troubled past to his hopes for the future. This is one of the most off-the-wall yet riveting conversations that you will witness for a long time—a no-holds-barred history of rock and roll and an insider view of the music industry.
Guests: Director Gorman Bechard and Musician Grant Hart Opening Music Video: Cowboy Indian Bear: “Ruffians” by Micki Hadley. The screening will be followed by a live music performance by Grant Hart with Cameron Hawk, Jeremy Sidener and Kliph Scurlock.
Friday, June 27 JIMMY P Lawrence Arts Center, June 27, 6:30pm, $6 In “one of the most unexpected and inspiring movie pairings in recent memory” (The Village Voice), Jimmy P stars Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric in a true story about two men who build a unique and powerful bond through psychotherapy at Topeka’s famed Menninger’s Clinic. A WWII vet plagued by excruciating headaches, dizzy spells and bizarre dreams, Jimmy Picard (Del Toro), a Native American Blackfoot, is labeled schizophrenic. Enter French anthropologist and researcher Georges Devereux (Amalric). Through vivid conversation, Picard and Devereux develop a compelling friendship as they embark on an exploration of Jimmy’s memories and dreams, in this intelligent and extraordinarily moving film from acclaimed director Arnaud Desplechin (A Christmas Tale, Kings and Queen). Guests: Misty Upham, Walter Menninger (Menninger Clinic), Dan Wildcat (Haskell Indian Nations University), Kade Twist (Post Commodity Art Collective)
AMERICAN INTERIOR Lawrence Arts Center, June 27, 9:30pm, $6 Welsh musician Gruff Rhys documents his latest musical road trip, retracing the fantastical adventure of his 18th-century relative, the explorer John Evans—portrayed by a puppet figure. Fiction, fact, fantasy, myth and music documentary collide in American Interior, as Rhys uncovers Evans’ legacy to America, the true circumstances of his death, and his final resting place. Guest: Musician Kliph Scurlock Opening Short: Melvyn the Birder by Spencer Lott
FREE STATE FESTIVAL OUTREACH FILM SHOWCASE
Van Go Inc., 715 New Jersey St., 7:30pm FREE The Lawrence Arts Center joined forces in January with 23 students from Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence and Van Go Inc. to produce 11 films for the 2014 Free State Festival. Working closely with Film Festival Director Marlo Angell in intensive weekly classes in digital filmmaking, emerging filmmakers gained skills in screenwriting, cinematography, sound recording, editing and sound design. The shorts narrate a wide and poignant range of youth experience, using Lawrence as a common element and backdrop of the films. The apprentice filmmakers from Van Go also engaged in a behind-the-scenes experience in film festival operations by screening, evaluating and making curatorial decisions about submissions to the Free State Festival’s youth film showcase. See film titles and filmmaker names under “Short Films” listings.
Saturday, June 28 ERNEST & CELESTINE Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, 10am, $6 (Suitable for all ages) Celestine is a young mouse in an underground land where cautionary tales of bears are told and all mice are destined to become dentists. But that doesn’t stop Celestine from dreaming of becoming an artist. Celestine meets Ernest, a big bear, clown and musician who lives on the fringes of bear society. Will the unlikely pair be able to overcome the longstanding divide between mice and bears? This delightful tale for all ages was an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Film.
A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, 5pm, $6 The world’s first movie about kids in global cinema is a passionate, poetic portrait of the adventures of childhood – its surrealism, loneliness, fun and destructiveness – as seen through 53 great films from 25 countries, including classics such as E.T. the ExtraTerrestrial and The Red Balloon. It combines the child’s-eye view of Mark Cousins’ acclaimed film The First Movie with the revelations and bold movie history of his 15-hour documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey.
THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, 7:30pm, $6 Festival Centerpiece. David Conrad is a college professor and sometimes philanderer raising three children in a small Kansas suburb with his wife Kelly. When sudden tragedy strikes the family in the days before Christmas, David
and Kelly’s marriage is brought to its breaking point and David’s desire for retribution leads him into uncharted moral territory with the question: what can we forgive? The Lawrencemade film had its World Premiere at Slamdance and was subsequently screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival and the Milan International Film Festival, where it was nominated for seven awards. Film screening sponsored by Lawrence Memorial Hospital Guests: Writer/ Director/Actor Blake Robbins and Actress Laura Kirk, Rev. Verdell Taylor, Jr. (LMH Coordinator for Cultural Competancy and Inclusion), Nicole Rials, LSCSW (Life Restoration Ministries) Moderator: Greg Hurd Opening Short: Searching by Steve Rausch Sunday, June 29 MANHATTAN Lawrence Arts Center, June 29, 1pm, $6 A hopelessly romantic writer hits the reset button on his life. Unlucky in love and publishing, he escapes the big city in search of a fresh start back home in the Midwest. What he finds in the vibrant small town of Manhattan, however, is far more than just the inspiration for his new novel.
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FILM Continued from page 5 TRAP STREET Lawrence Arts Center, June 29, 3:30pm, $6 (In Chinese, subtitled) A young surveyor has his eye on an attractive researcher, but she suddenly disappears during a seemingly successful appointment. Mysterious events follow one another thick and fast in this tense debut about love, surveillance and paranoia in modern-day China. Premiering to critical acclaim in Venice and Toronto, an official selection of 2014 New Directors/New Films at Lincoln Center/MoMA and the Grand Jury Winner at Independent Film Festival Boston, Trap Street comes to Lawrence through a partnership with KU’s Center for East Asian Studies, KU’s Center for Global and International Studies and the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas. Guest: Producer Sean Chen Moderator: Eric Monder (Lost Film Finder) Opening Short: We Are Somebody by Reid Bangert
I PUT A HIT ON YOU Lawrence Arts Center, June 29, 5:30pm, $6 A brokenhearted woman teams up with her ex-boyfriend to try and stop the hit man she accidentally hired to kill him. They’re forced to figure out where their relationship went wrong before the hit man takes away any chance of them getting back together. Guests: Co-Writers/Directors Linsey Stewart and Dane Clark Opening Short: Threads by Women of Lawrence Film (WOLF) 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH Granada Theatre, June 29, 7:30pm, $10 film + concert Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. Winner of Best Directing and Best Editing in World Documentary Cinema at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
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Opening Music Video: Matt Pryor: “Kinda Go to Pieces” by Brendan Costello. The screening will be followed by live music by The Cave Girls and Kirsten Paludan & the Key Party.
SHORT FILMS FREE STATE FESTIVAL OUTREACH FILM SHOWCASE Van Go Inc., 715 New Jersey St., June 27, 7:30pm FREE The Lawrence Arts Center joined forces in January with 23 students from Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence and Van Go Inc. to produce 11 films for the 2014 Free State Festival. The shorts narrate a wide and poignant range of youth experience, using Lawrence as a common element and backdrop of the films. • The Bad Lunch Day by Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Teen Center • Hollywood Romance by Lily Robinson • Boys Two Men by Ivan Greene • And You’ll Be Navigator by Jon Fitzgerald • First Job by Chris Garrison • Evil Scientist by Dillon Allen • Dear Mom by Jasmine Cable • A Bad Day for A Waitress by Christina Goodyear • Strange Realizations by Tony Woolery • Unexpected by Caitlyn Gutierrez • Van Go, Inc. a documentary
SHORT FILM PROGRAM I: SOFT MACHINES Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, 12pm, $6 A collection of short films by innovative filmmakers, including: • Full Service by Erich Rumback • Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection, Kansas by Patrick Clement • The Romantics by Ryan Dobson • Berxen Kulek (Lame Lambs) by Sefa Karatekin • Flesh Computer by Ethan Schaftel • Hirsch by Shelby Baldock • Life After Beth by Derek Sellens SHORT FILM PROGRAM II: CREATIVE OBSERVERS Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, 2pm Ticket required A collection of short films by innovative filmmakers, including:
• One Man’s Trash by Chris Blunk • Esta Guitarra Vieja by Steve Lerner • The Last Descendants: The Lone Ranger by Judith G. Levy • Stumped by Robin Berghaus • Welcome to Slab City USA by John Sebelius • Harbinger by MacGregor Greenlee
ROCK CHALK, JAYHAWK! Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, 5pm FREE A collection of Tensie award-winning short films by students of the University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies.
EXPERIMENTAL FILMS Lawrence Arts Center Lobby, June 25-June 29, 9am-closing FREE • Walk the Walk by Janet Davidson-Hues • The Window of the 11th Floor by Jen Metcalf • 35 Seconds of Sweetness by Sojin Jenny Park • Dream Shreds by Mira Chendler • Do Not Awake Me by Lacey Hawkinson • Measure by Muriel Green
• Demain by Zachary Spears & Clara Lehr • Art by Maya Brinton • Habits by Mack Mumford • This Is Free State by Jacob Hood • Electronic Fences by Sam Spence • Low Shoulders by Natalie Myers • One Thousand & One Teardrops by Fateme Ahmadi
SPECIAL EVENTS NERD NITE OF LAWRENCE Pachamamas, June 23, 5pm June’s Nerd Nite will feature film and music presenters Austin Snell, Laura Kirk and Vince Meserko in celebration of the Free State Festival.
PAUL STEPHEN LIM MIDWESTERN PLAYWRITING COMPETITION STAGED READINGS Lawrence Arts Center, June 27, 8pm FREE Card Table Theatre presents staged readings of the award-winning one-act plays.
YOUTH FILM SHOWCASE I + LEGO MOVIE CONTEST SCREENING (ALL AGES) Laugh Out Loud Family Zone, 1000 Massachusetts St., June 28, 12pm6pm LOL Admission required, $6 • The Last Leaf by Gwyneth Christoffel • Recipe For Love by Gwyneth Christoffel • A Purrfect Pair by Gwyneth Christoffel • Friendship by Xstine • Lego Movie Contest Entries
THE WIZARD OF OZ Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, midnight FREE There have been rumors for years that Pink Floyd’s album “Dark Side of the Moon” syncs up with the classic film Wizard of Oz. The only problem was that the album is 45 minutes long and the film is nearly twice that. Ready to have your mind blown? Radiohead’s “Kid A” syncs up perfectly right where Pink Floyd leaves off.
A screening of one-minute or less submissions to the festival’s Lego Movie Contest by youth 18 and younger. This event is presented in partnership with Laugh Out Loud Family Zone, The Toy Store and the Lawrence Public Library.
CINEMA A GO-GO Liberty Hall, June 27, 7 pm, $7 Tiki Night, an evening of Technicolor epics in exotic locales featuring Cobra Woman and The Naked Jungle. A KPR event.
YOUTH FILM SHOWCASE II (AGES 13+) Lawrence Arts Center, June 27, 5pm FREE • Why Not? by Mariah Hall • Black Rock Creek by Malone Lumarda • Dogs in Doha by Will Wegner • Short Circuit by Marina Bruno • Escaping the Island by Malone Lumbarda • Laundry Day by Michael Stevantoni
WILD WEST FILM FEST Lawrence Arts Center, June 29, 7:30 pm, $3 suggested donation to a charity. A screening of the top 25 films of the 48hour Wild West Film Fest competition.
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Lawrence Arts Center Luke DuBois and Quixotic Weaver’s Barry Anderson Turnhalle Tiffany Carbonneau AT&T Tower Luke DuBois SeedCo Studios Fresh Produce, Nick Hallett and Brock Monroe David Linton, Barry Anderson, Monta At Odds Lawrence Public Library Nina Katchadourian David Loewenstein Studio David Loewenstein, Nicholas Ward Vacant lot between the Eldridge and 715 Ali Momeni, Jenny Schmid, with Maddy Varner and Miles Peyton Sidewalk installation Sans Façon Lawrence Percolator Perrine Wettstein Bowersock Dam Yuri Zupancic Installation in breezeway Yuri Zupancic St. Luke AME Jazz, Gospel, and Real Time Art (7:30 & 9:30 June 27) Hobbs Taylor Lofts Postcommodity (sound installation 5pm-midnight on June 27, and 9pm-midnight June 28) Watkins Community Museum Laugh Out Loud Family Zone Ingredient The Granada US Bank Pachamamas The Eldridge Liberty Hall Abe & Jake’s Landing Van Go, Inc. Cider Gallery
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FREE STATE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE
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TUESDAY JUNE 24
10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm
WEDNESDAY JUNE 25
ALL-ACCESS VIP PASS $200 ($195.50 plus $4.50 ticket agent fees) Price includes all events plus VIP events in red. (Marc Maron is Sold Out)
VIP Cocktail Party at Pachamamas
MOVIE PASS THURSDAY JUNE 26
$50 ($45.50 plus $4.50 ticket agent fees)
Includes 11 film screenings/three with live music immediately following—over $65 dollars in savings!
VIP Cocktail Party at the Oread Future of Tec Democracy (PAC
STORY SLAM WITH KEVIN KLING
$10 (plus ticket agent fees/sales tax)
VIP Cockt Digital Media Pan (ABE & JAKE’S LANDIN
$20 (price includes brunch)
INDIVIDUAL MOVIE TICKETS $6 (plus ticket agent fees/sales tax)
MOVIE + MUSIC FRIDAY JUNE 27
$10 (plus ticket agent fees/sales tax) MANY E VEN TS AR E FR EE!
US Bank Stage: performance & music Lightning Round (LAC) Writing for Different Screen Sizes (LAC) Ernest & Celestine (LAC)
Rorschach Remixed: Fan Edits and the Making of Watchmen: Midnight (LAC)
Not as Flat as a Pancake (LAC)
VIP Cockta Shorts Program II: Creative Observers (LAC)
SATURDAY JUNE 28
Shorts Program I: Soft Machines (LAC)
The Story of Child
Lego Movie Contest Screening & Youth Films II (LAUGH OUT LOUD FAMILY FUN)
Rock Chalk, J Awards Brunch (CIDER GALLERY)
VIP Cocktail Party at LAC All Ages, All-Inclusive Comics (LAC)
Local (super)heroes (LAC)
Manhattan (LAC) SUNDAY JUNE 29
Art & Technology (LAC)
Steven Spooner (SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART)
Neil Young, Uganda & Teenage Superheroes: A Conversation With Josh Dysart (LAC) Trap Street (LAC)
Scalped to Screen: A Conversation With Ja Aaron (LAC)
nts are at the Lawrence nter unless noted
6pm 7pm 8pm 9pm 10pm 11pm 12am 1am An Evening with Marc Maron (LAC)
Johnny Winter Free Outdoor Concert (LAC)
Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty (LAC)
Story Slam with Kevin Kling (LAC) chnology in CHAMAMAS) Spencer Museum of Art Inspired by the “Pollinators” mural (PACHAMAMAS)
ort I (LAC)
Paul Stephen Lim Midwestern Playwriting Competition Staged Readings (LAC)
Jimmy P (LAC)
tail Party at Ingredient nel NG) Making Waves: The World of Water (ABE & JAKE’S LANDING)
Every Everything: The Music, Life and Times of Grant Hart followed by a live concert (LAC)
American Interior (LAC)
Youth Outreach Film Showcase (VAN GO) Jazz, Gospel and Real Time Art (ST. LUKE AME)
Jazz, Gospel and Real Time Art (ST. LUKE AME)
David Linton (SEEDCO STUDIOS)
History of Lawrence/Douglas County Digital Media Projections throughout the Lawrence Cultural District (WATKINS MUSEUM) KPR Cinema A Go-Go: Cobra Woman/Naked Jungle (LIBERTY HALL) Cider Gallery Stage: performance & music
Hearts of Darkness (8th & Vermont)
James Ilgenfritz (LAC)
US Bank Stage: performance & music
Barry Anderson, VUM , Monta At Odds (SEEDCO STUDIOS)
SeedCo Studios Stage: performance & music
VIP Cocktail Party at the Eldridge
ail Party at the Eldridge
dren and Film (LAC)
The Sublime and Beautiful (LAC)
The Wizard of Oz (LAC)
Digital Media Projections throughout the Lawrence Cultural District
I Put a Hit on You (LAC)
20,000 Days on Earth (GRANADA) Wild West Film Fest (LAC)
S A E ID FILM C SI U M ART
Stages Friday, June 27 US BANK STAGE (9TH & MASS) 20 EMCEE: Mike Anderson, host of “Not So Late Night Lawrence” 5:30pm
August Gilbreath | street magic
Theatre Lawrence Robin Michael, 2014 Diva, with Andrew Ramaley & Company
Brian Wendling juggling, comedy, energy!
Rod Sipe magician and fire eater
Midday Ramblers Lawrence bluegrass band
Cruzline Percussion Topeka drumline
CIDER GALLERY STAGE
6pm Drakkar Sauna tight harmony, unique instrumentation and original lyricism 7pm
Olassa folk/pop with accordion and distinctive vocals
DJ G-Train | hip hop
The Barefoot Boys indigenous musicians Rayyan Kamal & Tim Clark will end set with a parade with Marching Away
6th Annual Tour of Lawrence Friday, June 27
Saturday, June 28 US BANK STAGE (9TH & MASS)
Lawrence Arts Center Kyla Strid. Exhibition titled, Waggle Dance
1pm August Gilbreath | street magic
Cider Gallery Fine Arts 810 Pennsylvania heat: a group show of Cider artists: Stephen Johnson, Stan Herd, Janet Davidson Hues, Clare Doveton Molly Murphy, Zak Barnes, Jeromy Morris, Jeremy Rockwell, Billy Beeson, John Sebelius, Tim Forcade
Americana Music Academy students and faculty playing folk, bluegrass and American music
Lawrence Ballet Theatre Lawrence Arts Center’s premier dance ensemble
Brian Wendling juggling, comedy, energy!
Dylan Bassett percussion-driven funk
Rod Sipe magician and fire eater
Theatre Lawrence Robin Michael, 2014 Diva, with Andrew Ramaley & Company
Lawrence Arts Center Summer Youth Theater excerpts from “Peter Pan” and “Twelfth Night”
Sarah Glass hip-hop poetry/music
6:15pm Olassa country/Western/folk/pop with accordion and distinctive vocals 7pm
AIM Dance Company Point B Studio
Cruzline Percussion Topeka drumline
August Gilbreath | street magic
Brian Wendling juggling, comedy, energy!
7-10pm 8:30-11 pm
Free Kids’ Zone Hearts of Darkness free concert
Oils | progressive rock
Rod Sipe magician and fire eater
Approach | hip-hop
Sunday, June 29 8am-4pm
Free State Brewery Downtown Criterium races,
Kids’ Bike Race
Pachamamas Restaurant and Star Bar 800 New Hampshire Camron Flanders photographic works Wonder Fair Gallery 803 1/2 Massachusetts Street Shenequa Brooks, Grace D. Chin, Mariah Gillespie, Alison Moyna Greene, Rachel Gregor, Shelby Keierleber, Alicia Kelly, Kristin Morland, Yoonmi Nam, Daiana Oneto, Danielle Peters, Jamie Rovenstine, Jessica Simorte, Kasey Stertz, Katie Weatherly, Anna Youngyeun YWAs: Young Women Artists GIRLS IN FRONT: Lawrence Field Day Fest mini showcase with Katlyn Conroy/La Guerre, Katy Guillen, and Middle Twin Essential Goods 825 Massachusetts St. Paul Punzo. Exhibition titled, El Gato Phoenix Gallery 825 Massachusetts Dave Van Hee Dilesh Fernando Blissful Bites - with summer menu samples
Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Street Sprints
8:30am-4:30pm Meadowbrook Apartments KU Campus Circuit races,
(date as of 6/13/14)
EMCEE: Mike Anderson, host of “Not So Late Night Lawrence”
Saturday, June 28
June Final Friday Events
Phoenix Underground 825 Massachusetts Thieves Guild Life Drawing Exhibition at the Phoenix Gallery: Contributing local artists include Barry Fitzgerald, Louis Copt, Eli Allen, Charlotte Pemberton, John Clayton, Laura Ramberg, Robert Nelson, Karen Matheis, Leo Hayden, Matthew Lord, Kevin Smith, Sarah Kunen, Kent Smith, Matthew Cook, Jonathon Hamilton, Marie McKenzie, Olivia TaylorPuckett, and many more.
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JOHNNY WINTER | MUSICIAN Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty A blues guitarist, singer and producer, Winter produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues legend Muddy Waters, who called him “one of the greatest blues players in the business.” Since his time with Waters, Winter has recorded several Grammynominated blues albums and continues to tour extensively. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
GREG OLLIVER | DIRECTOR Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty Greg Olliver’s first film was the highly acclaimed Lemmy, a portrait of Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, that still is in rotation on VH1 and has been certified gold for sales in 4 countries. Turned Towards The Sun, Greg’s second feature documentary, was nominated for the Grierson/Best Documentary Award at the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival in 2012. Greg also has directed and produced promos and music videos for clients that include the NY Rangers, Valient Thorr, Ghost, Motorhead, Joan Jett and others. JEREMY MACK | PRODUCER Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty Jeremy Mack is a documentary filmmaker living and working in NYC. His first film, High Score, premiered at SXSW and won the audience award. He has worked on a wide mix of television, feature and internet projects. GORMAN BECHARD | DIRECTOR Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times Of Grant Hart Gorman Bechard, the author of six novels, wrote and directed the independent feature films Friends (With Benefits) (2009) and You Are Alone (2006), the horror comedy cult-classic Psychos In Love (1986) and the award-winning shorts Objects In The Mirror Are Further Than They Appear (2003) and The Pretty Girl (2000). His latest feature is the critically acclaimed Color Me Obsessed, A
Film About The Replacements, which Rolling Stone called one of “the seven best new music documentaries of the year” and The Village Voice called “a rock version of Rashomon.”
GRANT HART | MUSICIAN Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times Of Grant Hart In 1978, Grant Hart met Bob Mould and within a year they had formed a band called Hüsker Dü. By the time the band broke up nine years later, they had not only become more well known than they dared hope, but had severely influenced the next generation of rock music. Grant also formed the alternative rock trio Nova Mob and toured the country solo. Grant’s latest work, a solo album called “The Argument,” draws inspiration from John Milton’s 17th-century classic “Paradise Lost.” BLAKE ROBBINS WRITER/DIRECTOR/ACTOR The Sublime And Beautiful After a successful career as an actor, including his best-known role of Tom Halpert on NBC’s The Office, and a critically acclaimed role in the HBO series Oz, Blake Robbins used his vast on-set experience to write The Sublime And Beautiful, a drama centered on his deep love of the acting process. Using a small crew, handheld cameras and natural light, Robbins drew upon the landscapes of Kansas, local actors and his “acting family” to tell a powerful, emotional and hard-hitting family story. LAURA KIRK | ACTRESS The Sublime And Beautiful Laura Kirk co-wrote and starred in the film Lisa Picard Is Famous, directed by Griffin Dunne, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She executiveproduced and starred in the feature Earthwork, starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes. Laura served as both an executive producer and actor in The Sublime And Beautiful, which premiered at Slamdance in January 2014 and received seven nominations at the Milan International Film Festival, including best film and best actress for Laura’s performance.
SEAN CHEN | PRODUCER Trap Street Sean Chen has been a close collaborator of director Vivian Qu. He is the executive producer of Night Train, which played at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, and producer of Trap Street, which was showcased in the 2013 Venice Critics’ Week. LINSEY STEWART & DANE CLARK WRITERS/DIRECTORS I Put A Hit On You Linsey Stewart and Dane Clark’s short film Long Branch won several festivals, became a Vimeo Staff Pick and was named to the 2012 Viewfinder List of the Top 10 Shorts. Their next short, Margo Lily, premiered in Telefilm’s Not Short On Talent program at Cannes and won the A&E Award for Best Film at the NSI Film Festival. In 2013, Stewart and Clark were named People To Watch by the Toronto Star. KLIPH SCURLOCK | MUSICIAN American Interior Kliph Scurlock was the drummer for the Flaming Lips for 14 years and has most recently performed with Gruff Rhys at SXSW. He appears in the film American Interior and performs on the soundtrack. MISTY UPHAM | ACTRESS Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian Misty Upham’s credits include Chris Eyre’s Skins, HBO’s Big Love, BBC’s Auf Wiedersehen Pet, ABC’s Dreamkeeper and Showtime’s Edge of America. Misty received an Independent Spirit nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winning and multiple Oscar nominated film, Frozen River. Misty performs in the film, August: Osage County alongside Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Chris Cooper. She plays Benecio Del Toro’s first love in the film Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian directed by the accomplished French director, Arnaud Desplechin. Misty is active with humanitarian work and recently attended the Women of the World summit in NYC with Ai-Jen Poo, Meryl Streep, America Ferrera, Oprah and the former first lady, Hillary Clinton.
FILM ADVISORY BOARD Marlo Angell, Lawrence Arts Center Digital Media Director, Free State Festival Film Director Ben Ahlvers, Lawrence Arts Center Exhibitions Director Ric Averill, Lawrence Arts Center Artistic Director of Performing Arts Chris Blunk, Through A Glass Productions Misti Boland, Women of Lawrence Film Tom Carmody, Prairie Fire Entertainment Nick Carroll, Replay Lounge Christie Dobson, Storm Door Productions David Hollond, Lawrence Arts Center Documentary Series Programmer Brian Horsch, The Eyedoctors, Optometrists Heather Hoy, Lawrence Arts Center Development Director Kristin Soper, Lawrence Public Library Laura Kirk, University of Kansas Film and Media Studies Mike Logan, The Granada Jon Niccum, Kansas City Star Nick Reimond, QED International Nick Wysong, ingredient
FREE STATE FILM FESTIVAL
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Music JOHNNY WINTER CONCERT SPONSORED BY
Come enjoy live musical performances by the legendary Johnny Winter, Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, Kliph Scurlock and others. Learn more about these artists through documentary films and hear them tell their own stories. During the Festival, Lawrence will be filled with the sights and sounds of performers of all sorts: musicians, magicians, dancers and even a fire eater. Come check out the entertainment on our Performance Stages. GRANT HART Lawrence Arts Center, June 26, following 9pm screening of Every Everything: The Life And Times Of Grant Hart, Ticket required In 1978, Grant Hart met Bob Mould and within a year they had formed a band called Hüsker Dü. By the time the band broke up nine years later, they had not only become more well known than they dared hope, but had severely influenced the next generation of rock music. Grant also formed the alternative rock trio Nova Mob and toured the country solo. Grant’s latest work, a solo album called “The Argument,” draws inspiration from John Milton’s 17th-century classic, “Paradise Lost.”
Johnny Winter with Opener Samantha Fish
Main Stage, outside the Lawrence Arts Center, June 25, 8:30pm FREE; VIP passes available Following the screening of Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty, rock out to a free concert by the blues legend.
AND ON THE SAME SUMMER FESTIVAL EVENING!
Eat On The Street! Free State Food Festival Outside the Lawrence Arts Center, June 25, 7pm, before Johnny Winter concert Don’t miss the Free State Food Festival! Grab-and-go goodies will be available so you can enjoy the best of Lawrence restaurants outdoors! During the Johnny Winter performance that night, Downtown Lawrence Inc. is proud to present food vendors from throughout the Cultural District, including:
Cosmos Indian Store & Café La Familia Café & Cantina Goodness Steaks Frito pie Mad Greek Pub + PlateMerchants Minsky’s Pizza Bar & Café Ingredient Mass Street Sweet Shoppe TCBY & Mrs. Fields Torched Goodness Mass Street Soda
TOUR OF LAWRENCE HEARTS OF DARKNESS June 27, 8:30pm - 11pm 8th Street between Vermont and Kentucky Streets Hearts of Darkness is an afrobeat, hip-hop, funk, soul collective from Kansas City, Missouri. The sound is a hybrid beginning from the roots of afrobeat and building off of the traditions of big-band jazz as well as funk and hip-hop. Sponsored by The Granada & Silverback Stage.
JAMES ILGENFRITZ Lawrence Arts Center Gallery, June 27, 11pm FREE James Ilgenfritz approaches the double bass as an archeologist, examining rarified aspects of the instrument’s sonic palette to confound the status quo. He will perform his newest work in the Lawrence Arts Center Gallery. His work has been praised in Time Out New York, Signal To Noise, All About JazzNew York and Downbeat Magazine.
QUIXOTIC Main stage, outside the Lawrence Arts Center, June 28, 9:30pm FREE Quixotic will bring its fusion of performance, art and music to the front of the Arts Center. Projections, dancers, musicians will create a onetime only experience. Art that enchants, invigorates and awakens the imagination has always been born of the rule breakers, and no one is breaking the rules more joyously and more fervently than Kansas City’s Quixotic. A melting pot of dance, aerial acrobatics, projection mapping, high fashion and original live music. www.quixoticfusion.com STEVEN SPOONER Piano Recital at Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi Street, Lawrence, June 29, 2pm FREE Steven Spooner, pianist and Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Kansas, performs the World Premiere of Emile Naoumoff’s “Infinite Variations” plus songs and “Preludes” by Debussy. THE CAVE GIRLS/KIRSTEN PALUDAN AND THE KEY PARTY Following the screening of 20,000 Days on Earth, The Granada, June 29, 7:30pm Music by The Cave Girls and Kirsten Paludan is featured in the soundtrack for the short film, Threads. The Cave Girls are a Kansas City based garage rock trio. Their music is stripped down rock-n-roll with a pre-historic punch. Hailing from Kansas, singer/songwriter Kirsten Paludan’s music is an eclectic mix of folk, Americana, alt-country and soul with a twinge of electronica. Each band will work Nick Cave music into their sets!
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ART MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM
When the sun goes down, the buildings light up! Talented artists illuminate the Cultural Art District skyline with a dazzling display of colors and movement. Innovative digital media projections will make you see familiar buildings in ways you’ve never seen them before. Several of the artists also will participate in an Ideas panel on digital art. Projections will be Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 9:30pm-1am FREE VIDEO ART SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION Self-guided tour of three video works in the Spencer Museum throughout the Free State Festival! The University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St. MUSEUM HOURS: June 25 & 26, 10am8pm; June 27 & 28, 10am-4pm; June 29, Noon-4pm Do you want to feel the pull of the moon as light moves poetically across its surface? Or watch a pair of young men struggling through an exchange of undershirts? Come see riveting works of video art in the galleries of the Spencer Museum and be inspired to make new work! This self-guided tour features three contemporary artworks, including recent acquisitions The Moon (2006-2011) by Korean artist U Sunok and XX (2009) by Li Ming from China.
LUKE DUBOIS Lawrence Arts Center Front Gallery, 940 New Hampshire St., June 25-July 5 FREE Luke Dubois is creating a new work inspired by William S. Burroughs in honor of his 100th birthday. Based on Burroughs’“cut up” technique, this piece draws from the film Haxan, Witchcraft Through the Ages. www.lukedubois.com BARRY ANDERSON FRAGMENTS OF SPACE Weaver’s Department Store, 901 Massachusetts St., June 27-28, 9:30pm–1am FREE Barry Anderson creates digitally fabricated
environments that loosely reference architecture from science fiction films and utopian buildings of the 20th century. The spaces are created as closed loops in which any human involvement or navigation is more mental implication than physical interaction. www.barryanderson.com
TIFFANY CARBONNEAU Turnhalle Building, 900 Rhode Island St., June 27-28, 9:30pm–1am FREE Tiffany finds architectural elements that are unique to each exhibition site and highlight those elements with the light of the projection. Through these architectural vestiges and video, her work calls attention to the influences that outside factors have on the way we approach our lives, address others and interact with the spaces in which we dwell. www.tiffanycarbonneau.com TURNHALLE OPEN HOUSE 900 Rhode Island, June 29, 1-4pm, special presentation 2pm Historic Turnhalle, built in 1869 as a German immigrant community center, will be open to the public for the first time since April 21, 2013. This open house will celebrate completion of the Phase 1 Stabilization Project, undertaken by the Lawrence Preservation Alliance (LPA), with a Natural and Cultural Heritage Grant from the Board of Douglas County Commissioners. This initial rehab activity has stopped the rapid deterioration that was occurring at the critical cultural site.
8th & Massachusetts, June 27-28, 9:30pm–1am FREE Limelight replaces two conventional street light heads with outdoor theatre spotlights pointing to the same single spot, creating an open invitation for the passersby to perform and transforming the street into a stage. This intentionally subtle alteration of street lighting suggests the latent potential of public realm as places of interaction and celebration as well as offering an alternative approach to city’s lighting as more than security. www.sansfacon.co.uk
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ART Continued from page 13 LUKE DUBOIS CRAZIES AT&T Tower, 700 block of Vermont St., June 27-28. 9:30pm–1am FREE Sound-activated software manipulates the visuals, creating an abstract representation of information fed into the computer. Luke Dubois just completed a mid-career retrospective at the Ringling Museum of Art.
FRESH PRODUCE SeedCo Studios, 826 Pennsylvania St., June 27-28, 9:30pm–1am FREE Members of Fresh Produce Art Collective will be projecting new collaborative works visible from surrounding streets. www.freshproduceartcollective.com
NINA KATCHADOURIAN KANSAS CUT-UP Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., June 27-28. 9:30pm–1am FREE Nina Katchadourian’s Sorted Books project has taken place in many different venues over the years, ranging from private homes to specialized public book collections. The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom. Katchadourian’s most recent Sorted Books project was made from the personal book collection of Williams S. Burroughs. www.ninakatchadourian.com
Outside the Lawrence Arts Center, Saturday, June 28, 9:30pm FREE Art that enchants, invigorates and awakens the imagination has always been born of the rulebreakers, and no one is breaking the rules more joyously and more fervently than Kansas City’s Quixotic. A melting pot of dance, aerial acrobatics, projection mapping, high fashion and original live music, Quixotic is a cornucopia of mystical majesty that enraptures audiences who have never even dreamed a night at the theater could be this much fun.
NICHOLAS WARD & DAVID LOEWENSTEIN FACING EAST David Loewenstein Studio, 411 E. Ninth St., June 27-28, 9:30pm–1am FREE A short documentary film about East Lawrence, Kansas. When looking at a place we’ve known for a long time, we see not only what is before us in the present but also all of the different ways we remember it. We can’t help but associate places with stories. With interviews from a wide variety of East Lawrence residents, Facing East will capture the connections between personal stories and specific places in East Lawrence.
LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR Look for the green awning between the Lawrence Arts Center & 9th St., June 27-28, 5pm–1am FREE Come see the Dime Bag, the Percolator’s yearly collaboration with the Social Service League! This one-of a-kind event features local artists of all ages and abilities in a quest to make art out of found items from our beloved neighborhood thrift store. Sales go to fund SSL & Percolator upcoming projects. Peruse the inventive, strange, primitive, refined and exquisite creations while enjoying performances by Richard Music’s Rock Camp. As part of the Free State Film Festival, take in unusual projections by Percolators, including Walt Ohnesorge’s Mandala series
PERRINE WETTSTEIN 846 Pennsylvania St., June 27-28, 9:30 pm–1 am FREE This projection is adapted from a reading by William S. Burroughs entitled “Place of Dead Roads.” The original footage was shot by Kathelin Gray. www.perrinewettstein.com
YURI ZUPANCIC DATA. DAPPLES_WET. NOISE Bowersock Mills & Power Co., 500 S. Powerhouse Rd., June 27-28, 9:30pm–1am FREE Information today propagates in currents and tides of electric data. Yuri Zupanic uses digital video footage and data-bending techniques to represent ebbs and flows of e-communications. Beautiful and chaotic patterns of rippling water combine with recursive digital glitches to paint a picture of how humanity’s myriad electronic exchanges may look at a distance. www.yurizupancic.com
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ART The Lawrence Arts Center would like to thank our marketing partners and sponsors. We could not have done this without all of you! Continued from page 13
YURI ZUPANCIC E-VIRON: FERAL CLOCK FLICKER Breezeway, 800 block of Massachusetts St., June 27-28, 9:30pm–1am FREE E-viron: Feral Clock Flicker. In this immersive installation piece, red LED alarm clocks blink in the foliage and an ambient soundscape further blurs the borders of nature and technology. This work from the artist’s “E-viron” series is inspired by firefly mating signals and eerie post-storm ambiance when all the clocks in the house are blinking after a power outage. There’s a hypnotic quality to these blinking numbers that also hints at the ominous future of human gadgetry as it takes on a life of its own. www.yurizupancic.com NICK HALLETT AND BROCK MONROE SeedCo Studios, 826 Pennsylvania St., June 27, 10pm FREE Building off Brion Gysin’s Dreamachine and the cut-up writing techniques introduced to William Burroughs by Gysin, the team of artist Brock Monroe and composermusician Nick Hallett manifest an immersive installation-performance of abstracted light and electronically manipulated vocals. Its fragments of light are captured and reprojected as moving image, while Hallett delivers an interpretation of Burroughs’ cut-up writings, including selections from his noted work, “The Ticket That Exploded,” as a live soundtrack.
ALI MOMENI, 8 JENNY SCHMID, WITH MADDY VARNER AND MILES PEYTON Lot between The Eldridge and 715 Restaurant, 700 block of Massachusetts St., June 27-28, 9:30pm-1am FREE In response to a stereotype, a visitor strikes a pose and acts out the stereotype with a gesture; a short video-loop of this pose is captured and sent to the panoramic projection to be projected at life scale on the wall. A group of trained drawers then use markers and paper to draw on top of this video, adding context and humor to this interactive piece. www.alimomeni.com
JAZZ, GOSPEL, AND REAL TIME ART AT ST. LUKE AME St. Luke AME Church, 900 New York St., June 27, 7:30pm and 9:30pm FREE Michael Arthur is a pen and ink artist who uses no pencils and no rough drafts in his work; each drawing is a live reaction to the moment. House artist for NYC’s Public Theater and Joe’s Pub, Michael will create real time drawings as the Matt Otto Jazz Quartet and the St. Luke’s Gospel Choir perform in the sanctuary at St. Luke AME. www.michaeldarthur.com • www.mattotto.com
DAVID LINTON SeedCo Studios, 826 Pennsylvania St., June 27, 11pm FREE David Linton is a multiple-media artist traveling the vectors of sound, subculture and signal flow. He has been active in the downtown NYC experimental arts community for over 30 years. Originally a percussionist, David has created sound, music and something in between for many collaborative dance, theater and performance settings.
POSTCOMMODITY SERENITY OF YOUR EMBRACE (2014) Hobbs Taylor Lofts, 730 New Hampshire, June 27, 5pm to midnight, and June 28, 9pm to midnight Postcommodity’s generative sound instillation, “Serenity of Your Embrace,” is comprised of phases and various tones, rhythms and sonic artefacts from the speeches of Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin. This sonic landscape, or environment, critiques the conservative and esoteric discourses advanced by the governor, which continue to undermine human dignity, divide communities, American Indian cultural, and political selfdetermination. www.postcommodity.com BARRY ANDERSON, MONTA AT ODDS (BAND) SeedCo Studios, 826 Pennsylvania St., June 28, 10pm FREE A series of short films and video pieces from the ongoing musical collaboration project “The Janus Restraint” will be projected with accompanying live soundtracks by the collaborating band Monta At Odds (Kansas City). www.barryanderson.com
90.1 KKFI 92.9 The Bull 105.9 KISS FM 1320 KLWN 2014 Tour of Lawrence Abe and Jake’s Landing Cider Gallery City of Lawrence Crown Automotive Downtown Lawrence Inc. Free State Brewing Company Grandstand Glassware and Apparel Ingredient Kansas Public Radio Laugh Out Loud Family Zone Lawrence Convention and Vistors Bureau Lawrence Hits Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence Memorial Hospital Lawrence Public Library National Endowment for the Arts Pachamamas Prairie Fire Entertainment Showpro Audio Silverback Enterprises Sprint The Eye Doctors The Granada The Olivia Collection The Toy Store Theatre Lawrence University of Kansas WOW
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MANY EVENTS ARE FREE — CHECK SCHEDULE FOR MORE INFORMATION! ALL-ACCESS VIP PASS $200 ($195.50 plus $4.50 ticket agent fees) Price includes: • Access to all film screenings • VIP access for the Johnny Winter screening and outdoor music performance on Wednesday, June 25, immediately following the Johnny Winter film screening and Q & A • Story Slam with Kevin Kling, Thursday, June 26, on the Main Stage at the Lawrence Arts Center • KPR’s Cinema A Go-Go Friday, June 27, at 7pm at Liberty Hall • Access to five VIP cocktail parties (Pachamamas, the Oread, Ingredient, the Big Six, and the Lawrence Arts Center gallery) offering festival goers access to guest directors, screenwriters, producers, actors and artists • Film Festival Awards Brunch NOTE: Some locations will include a limited amount of complimentary food and beverages. Pass holders must arrive at venue box offices no later than 15 minutes prior to event start times to receive tickets. All tickets being held for VIP seating will be released to the public 15 minutes prior to event start times.
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MOVIE PASS $50 ($45.50 plus $4.50 ticket agent fees) Includes 11 film screenings/three with live music immediately following— over $60 dollars in savings! STORY SLAM WITH KEVIN KLING $10 (plus ticket agent fees/sales tax) AWARDS BRUNCH $20 INDIVIDUAL MOVIE TICKETS $6 (plus ticket agent fees/sales tax) MOVIE + MUSIC $10 (plus ticket agent fees/sales tax)
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Welcome to the Free State Festival. In these pages, find information about newly released independent films, discussions with filmmakers and...
Published on Jun 13, 2014
Welcome to the Free State Festival. In these pages, find information about newly released independent films, discussions with filmmakers and...