13th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival Program - 2015

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13TH ANNUAL

OCTOBER

14-18 PRESENTED BY CONSOLIDATED EQUITIES TRUST


BOX OFFICE OFFICE BOX MAIN BOX OFFICE: THE ORPHEUM THEATRE

Beginning Monday, October 12, the Main Box Office will be open to: • Pick up any purchase made online. • Exchange vouchers for TALLPasses and admission to films/Galas. All vouchers must be exchanged for an admission pass. Vouchers have no cash value and are non-refundable. • Purchase TALLPasses and admission to films/Galas. Monday, October 12: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 13: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 14: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Thursday, October 15: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm Friday, October 16: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm Saturday, October 17: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm Sunday, October 18: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

BOX OFFICE ONLINE: tallgrassfilmfest.com You may purchase TALLPasses and admission to all films/Galas online up to an hour before each screening begins. ADDITIONAL BOX OFFICES DURING THE FESTIVAL

dmission for all shows at all venues may be purchased at A The Orpheum, Scottish Rite, and Garvey Center Box Offices. You may also exchange vouchers for admission to Gala and GA screenings here. Additional Box Offices will be located at The Historical Museum, Roxy’s Downtown, and the Wichita Art Museum for that venue only. You may exchange GA vouchers at these locations for admission. All screenings at the Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita Center for the Arts and Wichita Public Library (Downtown) are free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

TALLGRASS MOVIE HOTLINE: 844-ICT-FILM (844-428-3456) Program our movie hotline into your phone and get up-to-the-minute screening information. You can search by film name and venue, hear film descriptions, and leave festival feedback. Sponsored by: Answer Advantage

FINE PRINT: Once purchased, admission passes are non-refundable

and non-exchangeable. Many films have not been rated by the MPAA parental discretion advised. No babes in arms. Program running times may or may not include introductions, shorts, and Q&As. Seating is first-come, first-served. We strongly encourage you to be at the theater and in your seat 15 minutes prior to showtime. Please check kiosks, hotline, and tallgrassfilmfest.com for last minute changes.


BOX OFFICE OFFICE BOX PRICING TALLPass: $200. DO EVERYTHING! Five days of unlimited everything. Every film. Every party. Every VIP event. Plus full access to the VIP Filmmaker Lounge with open bar, breakfast, lunch, happy hour, massage, styling, house DJ, and more - for less than $50/day. BINGE PASS: $50. Binge-the-day-away on Saturday, Oct. 17! Bite off as much festival as you can chew. Over 25 movies, Happy Hour: 4-5pm in the VIP Filmmaker Lounge, Stubbornly Independent Gala and After Party, and Late Night Movie. ($95 Value) STUDENT TALLPass: $80. Five days of unlimited films with valid ID.

(Excludes parties, VIP events, and VIP Filmmaker Lounge.) GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 DISCOUNTED GENERAL ADMISSION: $8 for students, teachers, seniors 65+, and military with valid ID.

GENERAL ADMISSION MATINEES: $5 admission for films starting

before 5:00 pm Thursday and Friday. GALA ADMISSION: $25. Includes film, filmmaker Q&A, and after party with open bar, eats, and live music. Galas include: Opening Night, Centerpiece, Stubbornly Independent, and Closing Night. GALA - FILM ONLY: $15. Available for Opening Night Gala, Centerpiece Gala, and Closing Night Gala. Does not include admission to the after party.

REE MILITARY DAY: All films shown on Thursday, October 15 are F free of charge to active military and veterans with proper ID. Courtesy of: Taco Bell, Pizza Hut & Fugate Enterprises

FREE FRIDAY FILMS: All films starting before 5:00 pm on Friday, October 16 at the Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita Center for the Arts, and Wichita Public Library (Downtown), are free to the public. Courtesy of: PrairieFire Coffee Roasters FREE EDUCATION EVENTS:

Filmmaker Labs and Filmmaker Roundtables in The Classroom at The Lux are free to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


VENUES VENUES FILM AND EDUCATION VENUES • Classroom at The Lux: 120 E. First Street • Garvey Center: 250 W. Douglas • Great Plains Nature Center: 6232 E 29th Street N. • The Orpheum Theatre: 200 N. Broadway • Roxy’s Downtown: 412 1/2 E. Douglas • Wichita Art Museum: 1400 W. Museum Blvd. • Wichita Center for the Arts: 9112 E. Central • Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum: 204 S. Main • Wichita Public Library (Downtown): 223 S. Main • Wichita Scottish Rite Center: 332 E. First Street GALA PARTY VENUES • Abode Venue: 1330 E. Douglas • Emprise Bank Garage: 257 N. Broadway • Pop-Up Urban Park: 121 E. Douglas • Union Station: 701 E. Douglas VIP TALLPASS EVENT VENUES • Candela at The Lux: 120 E. First Street • Exploration Place: 300 N. McLean Blvd. • The Monarch: 579 W. Douglas • Wichita Art Museum: 1400 W. Museum Blvd. FILMMAKER ACCOMMODATIONS • Hotel at Waterwalk: 711 S. Main • Wyndham Garden Downtown: 221 E. Kellogg • The Ambassador: 104 S. Broadway MAPS will be available at the festival and online tallgrassfilmfest.com. PARKING available at the Scottish Rite Theater for $3/day or $10/5days. UBER IT! The Tallgrass Film Festival is pleased to be partnering with Uber to provide safe and reliable rides all festival long! Enjoy a FREE first ride up to $20 when you download the Uber app and enter promo code TALLGRASSFILM. You can also sign up at: https://getuber.com/go/tallgrassfilm. PLEASE NOTE: Film descriptions included in this program are intended to give the audience a brief overview. For more detailed descriptions, please visit the online Film Guide at tallgrassfilmfest.com.


GALA SCREENINGS AND EVENTS OPENING NIGHT GALA SPONSORED BY: RICK AND MONICA NUTT BAND OF ROBBERS DIRECTORS: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee USA | 2015 | 1h 35m Preceded by: LIVE ICT

Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab Project Nano Short

The comedic adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn as grown men still searching for the hidden treasure that has eluded them since childhood. * Co-Director Aaron Nee, Co-Director/Co-Star Adam Nee, Executive Producers John Will and Noah Lang, and Actor Stephen Lang scheduled to attend. Opening Night Gala Party | Union Station | 701 E. Douglas Journey to Old Havana. Drinks, including craft beer from Tallgrass Brewing Company, eats, and entertainment. $25 for film and party.

WED. OCT 14 7:00 PM | THE ORPHEUM

CLOSING NIGHT GALA SPONSORED BY: HUBRIS COMMUNICATIONS WAFFLE STREET DIRECTORS: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms USA | 2015 | 1h 26 m Preceded by: THE ANSWERS d. Michael Goode | USA | 2015 | 8m A hedge fund VP loses his job then gains major life lessons working at a waffle shop. James Lafferty and Danny Glover star in this film based on the true story of Jimmy Adams. * Co-Writer/Co-Director Ian Nelms, Co-Writer/Producer Autumn McAlpin, Producer Brad Johnson, and Star James Lafferty scheduled to attend. Closing Night Party | Abode Venue | 1330 E. Douglas Be Kind Rewind - Take a look back at your favorite moments from the 13th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival. Drinks, including craft beer from Tallgrass Brewing Company, eats, and music from Aaron Lee Martin. $25 for film and party.

SUN. OCT 18 6:30 PM | THE ORPHEUM


GALA SCREENINGS AND EVENTS CENTERPIECE GALA AND AD ASTRA PRESENTATION SPONSORED BY: STEVE ANDERSON THE EVER AFTER DIRECTOR: Mark Webber USA | 2014 | 1h 30m

In this provocative and nuanced portrait of marital life, Ava and Thomas (Teresa Palmer, Mark Webber) struggle to overcome everyday temptations. When trauma strikes, they must confront their innermost vulnerabilities to recover their disintegrating relationship. Also starring Melissa Leo, with soundtrack contribution from Moby. Co-Written by Palmer and Webber. * Director/Co-Writer/Co-Star Mark Webber and Co-Writer/Co-Star Teresa Palmer scheduled to attend. Centerpiece Gala Party | Pop-Up Urban Park | 121 E. Douglas Get down at a Video Dance Party with DJ Carbon. Drinks, including craft beer from Tallgrass Brewing Company, and eats. $25 for film and party.

FRI. OCT 16 8:00 PM | THE ORPHEUM

AD ASTRA PRESENTATION The 2015 Ad Astra Award goes to filmmaker Mark Webber. Named for the Kansas State motto “Ad Astra Per Aspera,” or “To the stars through difficulty,” the honor is given to an individual who has dedicated their career to the pursuit of independent cinema. Webber who spent part of his youth homeless and has gone on to become a renowned independent filmmaker - is the epitome of this sentiment. Unafraid to break with Hollywood convention, Webber has built a body of work, both in front of and behind the camera, that challenges and entertains audiences. As an actor, his credits include SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, GOOD DICK (TFF ‘08), LAGGIES, HAPPY CHRISTMAS, UNCANNY, and THE GREEN ROOM as well as a starring role in the Independent Spirit Award-nominated BOMB THE SYSTEM, which was selected as the Opening Night Film at the first Tallgrass Film Festival in 2003. His writing, directing and producing credits include THE END OF LOVE, THE EVER AFTER, which he wrote with his wife, Actress Teresa Palmer, and the forthcoming FLESH AND BLOOD.


GALA SCREENINGS AND EVENTS STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT GALA SPONSORED: BY VIMEO A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET DIRECTOR: Valerie Weiss USA | 2015 | 1h 30m Preceded by: PLENTY OF YOU TO GO AROUND d. Nick Brown | USA/Wichita, KS | 2015 | 6m

A high school senior must choose between enrolling at the college of her dreams or remaining at home to take care of her bipolar mother (Taryn Manning). * Director Valerie Weiss and Producer Jeffrey Loeb scheduled to attend. Stubbornly Independent Gala Party | Emprise Bank Garage | 257 N. Broadway Celebrate your favorite Superheroes & Villains! Drinks, including craft beer from Tallgrass Brewing Company, eats, and live entertainment from Andy D. $25 for film and party.

SAT. OCT 17 8:00 PM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER JAKE EUKER STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT AWARD COMPETITION Five official selections competed for this year’s Stubbornly Independent Gala Screening/Party and additional prizes including: $2,500 cash prize from Vimeo; one night theater rental from AMC Theaters ($5,400); one Annual AMC Movie Pass ($1,250); and a one-of-a-kind Stubbornly Independent Tap Handle Award from Van Chase Studios.

The winning film, Valerie Weiss’ A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET, was selected by a jury comprised of industry professionals. This is the fourth year of the Jake Euker Stubbornly Independent competition. The previous winners have all gone on to secure distribution following their appearance at the Tallgrass Film Festival. They are: Ishai Setton’s THE KITCHEN (2012), Paul Osborne’s FAVOR (2013), and Jack Bryan’s THE LIVING (2014). 2015 STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT NOMINEES THE BOATMAN IT’S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET (WINNER) SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE

2015 STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT JURY

Andrea Allen - Director of Production, Vimeo.com James Choi - Educator/Filmmaker Kristen Fitzpatrick - Director of Acquisitions & Exhibition, Women Make Movies Scott Mansfield - Managing Partner, monterey media inc. Kate McEdwards - Head of Non-Theatrical, Oscilloscope Laboratories


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS THE BOATMAN (SI NOMINEE) DIRECTOR: Greg Morgan USA | 2014 | 1h 43m

A human smuggler, or “Coyote”, has always delivered his human cargo safely across the U.S./Mexico border. Despite his perfect record, trouble is never far away. * Co-Writer/Director Greg Morgan and Actor Oscar Torre scheduled to attend.

FRI. OCT 16 12:15 PM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER SUN. OCT 18 12:30 PM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER

CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG DIRECTOR: Byambasuren Davaa Germany, Mongolia | 2005 | 1h 33m Mongolian with English subtitles

A Mongolian family of nomads, their traditional way of life in the gorgeous steppe, a beloved dog, and the rising call of the city. Preceded by: SAVE THE EARTH | d. Ruslan Bokach | Ukraine | 2013 | 4m YELLOW GOLD | d. Cristen Leifheit | USA | 2015 | 4m

FRI. OCT 16 2:00 PM | GREAT PLAINS NATURE CENTER

THE CHESS PLAYERS DIRECTOR: Satyajit Ray India | 1977 | 2h 10m Urdu and Hindi with English subtitles

Two Indian noblemen are oblivious to the treacherous and historic events happening around them due to their obsession with chess. SAT. OCT 17 9:45 AM | GARVEY CENTER (FORUM)


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS GUIDANCE DIRECTOR: Pat Mills Canada | 2014 | 1h 21m Preceded by: UNLEADED d. Luke Davies | UK | 2014 | 8m Fabricating credentials to score a last-ditch job as a high school guidance counselor, a boozing, drug-addled former child star becomes an improbable hit with his students by dispensing the worst advice possible.

SAT. OCT 17 4:00 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN

I AM GANGSTER DIRECTOR: Moritz Rechenberg Germany, USA | 2015 | 1h 45m

English and Spanish with English subtitles

A rebellious teenager, a hardcore gang member, and an idealistic cop risk everything to find their place in the crumbling fabric of modern America. * Director Moritz Rechenberg Scheduled to attend Friday screening only.

FRI. OCT 16 5:15 PM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER ** WORLD PREMIERE SAT. OCT 17 10:15 AM | GARVEY CENTER (MEDITERRANEAN)

...IN THE DARK DIRECTOR: David Spaltro USA | 2015 | 1h 21m Preceded by: WHO’S THERE d. Cassie Jaye | USA | 2015 | 11m A skeptical grad student and a renowned paranormal specialist investigate a potentially haunted home and the troubled woman inside whose affliction may be beyond the capacity of either of them. * Director David Spaltro, Producer Lee Gillentine, Actress Fiona Horrigan, and Actress Catherine Cobb Ryan scheduled to attend. ** WSU Thursday Night Spotlight. Tickets are $8 with valid WSU ID.

THURS. OCT 15 9:00 PM | THE ORPHEUM ** WORLD PREMIERE


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS IT’S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG (SI NOMINEE) DIRECTOR: Emily Ting USA, Hong Kong | 2015 | 1h 18m A Chinese-American girl (Jamie Chung) meets an American expat (Bryan Greenberg) while vising Hong Kong for business. An attraction forms, but the timing may not be on their side. * Writer/Director Emily Ting scheduled to attend. SAT. OCT 17 11:30 AM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER SUN. OCT 18 3:15 PM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER

PHOENIX DIRECTOR: Christian Petzold Germany, Poland | 2014 | 1h 38m German with English subtitles A disfigured concentration camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis. SAT. OCT 17 1:00 PM | WICHITA ART MUSEUM | $8 tickets for WAM members

RAMS DIRECTOR: GrÍmur Hákonarson Iceland | 2015 | 1h 33m Icelandic with English subtitles In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years are forced to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them - their sheep. FRI. OCT 16 12:00 PM | GREAT PLAINS NATURE CENTER

SALAAM BOMBAY! DIRECTOR: Mira Nair UK, India, France | 1988 | 1h 53m

English and Hindi with English subtitles

When children on the streets of Bombay can’t get a job selling tea, they have to beg for money and keep out of the way of the police. SUN. OCT 18 3:45 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS SEA FOG (HAEMOO) DIRECTOR: Sung-bo Shim South Korea | 2014 | 1h 51m Korean with English subtitles Preceded by: SEA DEVIL

d. Dean Marcial, Brett Potter | USA | 2013 | 9m

A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.

FRI. OCT 16 11:00 AM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN SUN. OCT 18 10:00 AM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER

SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE (SI NOMINEE) DIRECTOR: Lanre Olabisi USA | 2015 | 1h 30m

Four lovers collide into each others’ lives as one marriage morphs into several intertwining affairs. * Writer/Director Lanre Olabisi scheduled to attend.

FRI. OCT 16 2:45 PM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER SAT. OCT 17 4:30 PM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER

THE SUMMER OF SANGAÏLÉ DIRECTOR: Alanté Kavaïté Lithuania, France | 2015 | 1h 28m Lithuanian with English subtitles Preceded by: NO MATTER WHO d. Anne-Claire Jaulin | France | 2015 | 9m

Sangaïlé is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age and finds in her teenage love the only person that truly encourages her to fly.

SAT. OCT 17 9:15 PM | THE ORPHEUM


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS TAKE ME TO THE RIVER DIRECTOR: Matt Sobel USA | 2015 | 1h 24m Preceded by: BENEATH WATER d. Charlie Manton | UK | 2015 | 15m A Californian teenager’s plan to come out at his Nebraskan family reunion gets derailed when a bloodstain on his young cousin’s dress makes him the unwitting suspect of abuse.

** MIDWEST PREMIERE FRI. OCT 16 10:45 AM | GARVEY CENTER (FORUM) SAT. OCT 17 2:15 PM | GARVEY CENTER (MEDITERRANEAN)

TANGERINE DIRECTOR: Sean Baker USA | 2015 | 1h 28m Preceded by: SUGAR d. Christian Grier | USA | 2014 | 15m A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. * Co-Writer/Co-Producer Chris Bergoch scheduled to attend.

SAT. OCT 17 11:30 PM | THE ORPHEUM

THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE (SI NOMINEE)

DIRECTOR: Perry Blackshear USA | 2015 | 1h 20m

Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself. * Co-Producer/Actor Evan Dumouchel scheduled to attend.

SAT. OCT 17 2:00 PM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER SUN. OCT 18 3:00 PM | THE ORPHEUM


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD DIRECTOR: Robert Mulligan USA | 1962 | 2h 9m

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. Sponsored by: Wichita Bar Association * FREE for students and teachers with valid ID.

FRI. OCT 16 12:30 PM | THE ORPHEUM

UNCANNY DIRECTOR: Matthew Leutwyler USA | 2015 | 1h 31m

The world’s first “perfect” Artificial Intelligence begins to exhibit unnerving behavior when a reporter begins a relationship with the scientist who created it. * Director Matthew Leutwyler and Actor Mark Webber scheduled to attend.

THURS. OCT 15 11:30 PM | THE ORPHEUM

THE WORLD OF KANAKO DIRECTOR: Tetsuya Nakashima Japan | 2014 | 1h 58m Japanese with English subtitles

As former detective Akikazu searches for his missing daughter, Kanako, he soon learns she has a mysterious secret life.

FRI. OCT 16 3:45 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN SUN. OCT 18 11:15 AM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS THE AGE OF LOVE DIRECTOR: Steven Loring USA | 2014 | 1h 19m

A first-of-its-kind Speed Dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds compels a diverse group of seniors to take stock of aging bodies and still-hopeful hearts - and discover how the search for love changes over a lifetime. * Director Steven Loring scheduled to attend.

THURS. OCT 15 4:30 PM | THE ORPHEUM

AMONG THE BELIEVERS DIRECTORS: Mohammed Naqvi, Hemal Trivedi Pakistan, USA | 2015 | 1h 24m Some Urdu with English subtitles Preceded by: PURPOSE d. Utkarsh Sharma | USA | 2015 | 11m

An unsettling exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque in Pakistan, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age.

FRI. OCT 16 5:15 PM | THE ORPHEUM SUN. OCT 18 9:15 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN

ANGEL OF NANJING DIRECTORS: Frank Ferendo, Jordan Horozitz USA, China | 2015 | 1h 10m Chinese with English subtitles

A documentary film about Chen Si, a man who has saved over 300 people who have tried to commit suicide by jumping off China’s most famous bridge. * Directors Frank Ferendo & Jordan Horowitz scheduled to attend.

THURS. OCT 15 2:00 PM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER SAT. OCT 17 5:30 PM | THE ORPHEUM


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS THE ARMOR OF LIGHT DIRECTORS: Abigail Disney, Kathleen Hughes USA | 2015 | 1h 28m Preceded by: OBITUARIES d. Ryan Moody | USA | 2014 | 13m

An Evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim examine whether it is possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life. FRI. OCT 16 2:30 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM SUN. OCT 18 3:45 PM | GARVEY CENTER (MEDITERRANEAN)

BEST OF ENEMIES DIRECTORS: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville USA | 2015 | 1h 27m Preceded by: THE WEATHERMAN AND THE SHADOWBOXER d. Randall Lloyd Okita | Canada | 2014 | 10m

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. FRI. OCT 16 12:15 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM SAT. OCT 17 9:30 AM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER

BEYOND GLORY DIRECTOR: Larry Brand USA | 2015 | 1h 20m * Producer Noah Lang and Actor Stephen Lang scheduled to attend. Acclaimed actor Stephen Lang tracks the ten year odyssey behind his one-man show about eight medal of honor recipients. THURS. OCT 15 4:15 PM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER

BLOOD, SWEAT AND BEER DIRECTORS: Chip Hiden, Alexis Irvin USA | 2015 | 1h 11m

A documentary exploring the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and the struggles of two start-up breweries.

FRI. OCT 16 5:45 PM | GARVEY CENTER (FORUM)


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY DIRECTOR: Jerome Thelia USA | 2015 | 1h 20m A global and historical look at why we play ball. * Director Jerome Thelia scheduled to attend Saturday screening only.

THURS. OCT 15 2:30 PM | THE ORPHEUM SAT. OCT 17 4:15 PM | GARVEY CENTER (MEDITERRANEAN)

CONTAINMENT DIRECTORS: Peter Galison, Robb Moss USA, Japan | 2015 | 1h 20 m Preceded by: PARASITE d. Leonardi Guzman | USA | 2015 | 6m The disposition of nuclear waste for now, and for the next 10,000 years.

THURS. OCT 15 11:30 AM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM FRI. OCT 16 10:00 AM | GREAT PLAINS NATURE CENTER

DO YOU DREAM IN COLOR? DIRECTORS: Abigail Fuller, Sarah Ivy USA | 2014 | 1h 14m

A coming-of-age story of four courageous blind high school students as they strive to prove that their disability will not hold them back from achieving their dreams. * Director Abigail Fuller scheduled to attend.

** A private screening with the filmmakers for USD 259 students will take place at East High.

SAT. OCT 17 2:45 PM | GARVEY CENTER (FORUM)


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS DOUBLE DIGITS: THE STORY OF A NEIGHBORHOOD MOVIE STAR DIRECTOR: Justin Johnson USA | 2015 | 1h 16m Followed by: World Premiere of THE SHADOW PEOPLE d. R.G. Miller | USA | 2015 | 14m Wichita-based do-it-yourself filmmaker, R.G. Miller, creates epic “Michael Baystyle” blockbusters starring himself and action figures. *Director Justin Johnson and Subject R.G. Miller scheduled to attend. ** WSU Thursday Night Spotlight. Tickets are $8 with valid WSU ID.

THURS. OCT 15 6:45 PM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER * MIDWEST PREMIERE

FINDING GASTÓN DIRECTOR: Patricia Perez USA, Peru | 2014 | 1h 20m Spanish with English Subtitles Preceded by: UNE PASSION D’OR ET DE FEU (A PASSION FOR GOLD AND FIRE) d. Sebastien Pins | Belgium | 2014 | 7m

There are many great chefs around the world. Only one is considered to be a National hero.

FRI. OCT 16 2:45 PM | WICHITA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

FOR GRACE DIRECTORS: Mark Helenowski, Kevin Pang USA | 2015 | 1h 33m

His ambition having cost him his family, renowned Chef Curtis Duffy looks to redeem himself by achieving his dream of creating the best restaurant in the country. Will his drive to have it all get in the way of success? * Co-Director Kevin Pang scheduled to attend the Saturday screening.

FRI. OCT 16 12:30 PM | WICHITA CENTER FOR THE ARTS SAT. OCT 17 3:30 PM | WICHITA ART MUSEUM | $8 for WAM members


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS FORBIDDEN FILMS DIRECTOR: Felix Moeller Germany | 2014 | 1h 34m German with English subtitles Preceded by: GERMAN SHEPHERD d. Nils Bergendal | USA | 2014 | 10m Film historians and filmmakers determine the fate of the archive of Nazi propaganda films.

THURS. OCT 15 10:00 AM | THE ORPHEUM SUN. OCT 18 12:00 PM | WICHITA ART MUSEUM | $8 for WAM members

HAPPYGRAM DIRECTOR: Julie Marron USA | 2015 | 1h 30m Preceded by: PANT SUITS d. Saralyn Armer | USA | 2015 | 10m Exploring the deadly impact of withholding accurate information about the inefficacy of mammograms to millions of women.

FRI. OCT 16 12:45 PM | WICHITA PUBLIC LIBRARY (DOWNTOWN)

HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT DIRECTOR: Kent Jones France, USA | 2015 | 1h 30m

English and French with English subtitles

Preceded by: BEST MAN WINS

d. Stéphane Dumonceau | USA | 2014 | 20m

French Filmmaker Francois Truffaut interviews Alfred Hitchcock while contemporary filmmakers discuss how Truffaut’s 1966 book “Cinema According to Hitchcock” influenced their work.

FRI. OCT 16 10:30 AM | WICHITA CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUN. OCT 18 2:30 PM | WICHITA ART MUSEUM | $8 for WAM members


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY DIRECTOR: Grant Baldwin Canada, UK, USA | 2014 | 1h 14m Preceded by: FOOD FOR THOUGHT, FOOD FOR LIFE d. Susan Rockefeller | USA | 2014 | 22m

As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? * Director/Co-Writer Grant Baldwin and Co-Writer Jenny Rustemeyer scheduled to attend.

SAT. OCT 17 10:30 AM | WICHITA ART MUSEUM | $8 for WAM members

KILLING ED DIRECTOR: Mark Hall USA | 2015 | 1h 37m ** PREVIEW SCREENING An exposé about the corruption, politics and anti-democratic efforts to privatize U.S. public schools * Director Mark Hall scheduled to attend

FRI. OCT 16 4:30 PM | GARVEY CENTER (MEDITERRANEAN)

KILLING THEM SAFELY DIRECTOR: Nick Berardini USA, Canada | 2015 | 1h 40m

Two brothers sell a device that has been called ‘the biggest revolution in law enforcement since the radio.’ But as their company grew, they made decisions that would have a lasting impact on both the public and their increasingly skeptical customer base.

THURS. OCT 15 1:30 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM SAT. OCT 17 10:00 AM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS LANDFILL HARMONIC DIRECTORS: Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley USA, Paraguay, Norway, Brazil | 2015 | 1h 24m Spanish with English subtitles Preceded by: EL TROMPETISTA (THE TRUMPETER) | d. Raúl Robin Alejandro Morales Reyes | Mexico | 2014 | 10m

Kids living in a slum built on a landfill in Paraguay create an orchestra made of trash. The Recycled Orchestra tours the world and finally realize their wildest dream: to play with the heavy metal band, Megadeth. Sponsored by: Kansas Paraguay Partners

FRI. OCT 16 3:15 PM | THE ORPHEUM SUN. OCT 18 1:45 PM | GARVEY CENTER (FORUM) LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS DIRECTOR: Laurie Kahn USA, Australia | 2015 | 1h 35m

A behind-the-scenes look at the worldwide community of women who create, consume, and love romance novels. * Director Laurie Kahn scheduled to attend.

SAT. OCT 17 2:45 PM | THE ORPHEUM MAN VS SNAKE: THE LONG AND TWISTED TALE OF NIBBLER DIRECTORS: Tim Kinzy, Andrew Seklir USA | 2014 | 1h 31m

The outrageous and inspirational true story of one man’s quest for the highest video game score... EVER! * Director Tim Kinzy scheduled to attend.

SAT. OCT 17 5:00 PM | GARVEY CENTER (FORUM)


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS MAVIS! DIRECTOR: Jessica Edwards USA | 2015 | 1h 20m Preceded by: EMORY DOUGLAS: THE ART OF THE BLACK PANTHERS d. Dress Code | USA | 2015 | 8m Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples’ message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.

SAT. OCT 17 2:00 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN

MEET THE PATELS DIRECTORS: Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel USA | 2014 | 1h 28m

English and Gujarati with English subtitles

A real-life romantic comedy about an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams - and his parents.

FRI. OCT 16 1:15 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN SUN. OCT 18 11:15 AM | GARVEY CENTER (FORUM)

OMO CHILD: THE RIVER AND THE BUSH DIRECTOR: John Rowe USA, Ethiopia | 2015 | 1h 29m English, Kara & Amharic with English subtitles The true story of a young man’s journey to end the killing of children in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia. * Cinematographer Sebastian Humphreys scheduled to attend.

FRI. OCT 16 3:15 PM | GARVEY CENTER (FORUM) SAT. OCT 17 12:15 PM | GARVEY CENTER (FORUM)


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING DIRECTOR: Jeanie Finlay UK, USA | 2015 | 1h 28m Preceded by: ADAM & EVERYTHING d. Frederike Migom | Belgium | 2014 | 12m

The stranger-than-fiction story of the rise and fall of a mysterious masked singer whom Sun Records sold as Elvis, back from the grave. Who was that masked man?

THURS. OCT 15 9:45 AM | SCOTTISH RITE THEATER SUN. OCT 18 3:15 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM

OUT TO WIN DIRECTOR: Malcolm Ingram USA | 2015 | 1h 39m

An examination of the lives and careers of aspiring and professional gay and lesbian athletes from all over the world.

FRI. OCT 16 10:30 AM | WICHITA PUBLIC LIBRARY (DOWNTOWN) SAT. OCT 17 12:15 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM

PERVERT PARK DIRECTORS: Frida Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors Denmark, Sweden, USA | 2014 | 1h 17m

Former sex offenders in a Florida trailer park struggle to reintegrate into society as they learn how to break the cycle of sex crimes.

SAT. OCT 17 12:30 PM | GARVEY CENTER (MEDITERRANEAN) SUN. OCT 18 9:45 AM | GARVEY CENTER (MEDITERRANEAN)


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS T-REX DIRECTORS: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper USA, Canada, China, UK | 2015 | 1h 31m Preceded by: BOXEADORA d. Meg Smaker | USA | 2014 | 17m

17-year-old Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields dreams of being the first woman in history to win the gold medal in Olympic boxing. In order for her to succeed, she’ll need to stand her ground both inside and outside the ring.

FRI. OCT 16 10:15 AM | THE ORPHEUM SUN. OCT 18 1:15 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM

THAO’S LIBRARY DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Van Meter Vietnam | 2015 | 1h 28m

English & Vietnamese with English subtitles Preceded by: MARIE’S DICTIONARY d. Emmanuel Vaughn-Lee | USA | 2014 | 10m

An American woman coping with the loss of her younger sister comes across a photograph of a young Vietnamese woman born with severe birth defects as a result of Agent Orange. The two women forge an unlikely sisterhood that transcends language and culture.

FRI. OCT 16 3:00 PM | WICHITA PUBLIC LIBRARY (DOWNTOWN)

UNBRANDED DIRECTOR: Phillip Baribeau USA | 2015 | 1h 45m

Four friends ride recently trained wild mustangs on a 3,000 mile border-to-border journey across the great American West.

* Producer Dennis Aig scheduled to attend. THURS. OCT 15 12:00 PM | THE ORPHEUM SAT. OCT 17 12:00 PM | THE ORPHEUM


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PLEASE NOTE: All film titles and times were accurate at the time of printing. Please check kiosks, hotline, and tallgrassfilmfest.com for last minute changes.

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TALLPASS VIP EVENTS VIP TALLPass, Filmmaker Pass, and Sponsor Pass holders have access to the following off-screen events (one guest/pass).

CONSOLIDATED EQUITIES TRUST VIP LOUNGE: CANDELA AT THE LUX | 120 E. First Street

Thursday, Oct. 15 - Saturday, Oct. 17, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, Oct. 18, 12pm - 5:00 pm

Relax and recharge in the VIP Lounge between films with food, drink, and amenities from local purveyors. Hobnob with visiting filmmakers and local tastemakers. Visit tallgrassfilmfest.com for a list of daily lounge activities. SAT. OCT 17 3:00-5:00 PM: The Ulrich Museum of Art invites festival pass holders to the VIP Filmmaker Lounge for a colorful afternoon filled with the cultural influences of ancient and modern India in art, music, food and dance. POSTDATE—on view at the Ulrich Museum of Art through December 13th—explores the history of India and how artists mark the past with ideas from the present, and celebrate India through the magic of film in this year’s Spotlight on East Indian Cinema.

VIP TALLPASS SPECIAL EVENTS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15: VIP SOIRÉE

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Exploration Place | 300 N. McLean Wine, beer, eats, and music by The Jim Vegas Band Sponsored by: Visit Wichita

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16: AD ASTRA VIP

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Wichita Art Museum | 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Wine, beer, eats, and music by Senseney Aerotones Big Band Sponsored by: Commerce Lease Group

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18: BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | The Monarch | 579 W. Douglas Tallgrass Brewing Company craft beer “morning cocktails” and eats. Sponsored by: Gavin Peters Photography

Sponsors & Filmmakers: please check your email for additional invitation only events.


SHORT FILM PROGRAMS * Please visit tallgrassfilmfest.com for full Shorts Program details. AGING SHORTS: TOWARD THE TWILIGHT

FRI. OCT 16 11:45 PM | Garvey Center (Mediterranean) | 1h 57m SAT. OCT 17 9:30 AM | The Orpheum | 1h 57m

ANIMATED SHORTS: INTO THE INK

FRI. OCT 16 1:00 PM | Garvey Center (Forum) | 1h 56m

BIO DOC SHORTS: AMONGST THE PEOPLE

SAT. OCT 17 9:30 AM | Roxy’s Downtown | 1h 51m

COMEDY SHORTS: OFF THE CUFF

FRI. OCT 16 10:00 AM | Historical Museum | 1h 53m SUN. OCT 18 11:30 AM | Garvey Center (Mediterranean) | 1h 53m

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS: BELOW THE SURFACE

FRI. OCT 16 2:15 PM | Garvey Center (Mediterranean) | 1h 59m

DRAMA SHORTS: UNDER MY SKIN

SAT. OCT 17 2:45 PM | Historical Museum | 1h 55m

FRI. OCT 16 8:30 PM | Scottish Rite Theater | 1h 59m

FRI. OCT 16 11:00 PM | The Orpheum | 1h 36m

THURS. OCT 15 11:45 PM | Scottish Rite Theater | 2h 2m

LATE NIGHT SHORTS: OVER THE TOP

LATE NIGHT SHORTS: WAIT UNTIL DARK MILITARY SHORTS: AT YOUR SERVICE

RELATIONSHIP SHORTS: BETWEEN YOU AND ME

SUN. OCT 18 1:30 PM | Roxy’s Downtown | 1h 49m

FEATURETTES FOR OUR DAUGHTERS: Finding courage, facing contention within traditions.

FRI. OCT 16 10:00 AM | Scottish Rite Theater | 1h 53m SAT. OCT 17 11:45 AM | Roxy’s Downtown | 1h 53m

• INDIA’S DAUGHTER | d. Leslee Udwin | UK/India | 2015 | 63m • GODKA CIRKA (A HOLE IN THE SKY) | d. Àlex Lora/Antonio Tibaldi | Spain | 2014 | 10m • NEFERTITI’S DAUGHTERS | d. Mark Nickolas/Racha Najdi | USA/Egypt | 2014 | 40m

BEYOND THE NEWS: Delving into the news and the newsworthy. SUN. OCT 18 9:00 AM | Garvey Center (Forum) | 1h 57m • LAST DAY OF FREEDOM | d. Dee Hibbert-Jones/Nomi Talisman | USA | 2015 | 33m • THOSE | d. Krisztina Meggyes | Hungary | 2015 | 29m • A DAY’S WORK | d, David Garcia | USA | 2015 | 55m


SHORT FILM PROGRAMS TIMOTHY GRUVER SPOTLIGHT ON KANSAS FILMMAKERS Sponsored by: MindFire Academy

• LONG TIME NO SEE | d. Alexander Matthew | Wichita, KS | 2015 | 2m • ANOTHER EASYGOING BROTHER IN THE MEADOW WIND | d. Joshua Nathan | Lawrence, KS | 2014 | 8m • BITTER THING | d. Christopher Dorsey | Lawrence, KS | 2015 | 18m • OUT OF RANGE | d. Benjamin Cleveland | Paxico, KS | 2015 | 2m • THE PLACES YOU KEEP | d. David Dunsmoor | Little River, KS | 2015 | 7m • HEAD COUNT | d. Ben Burghart/Jacob Burghart | Lawrence, KS | 2014 | 4m • TIPPING POINT | d. Meagan Flynn | Shawnee, KS | 2015 | 6m • THE EPIC OF HERSHEY | d. Douglas McGinness | New York/Wichita, KS | 2015 | 15m • JAZZBO – THE ONE MAN BAND | d. Evan Senn | Wichita, KS | 2015 | 9m • HOUSE MOTHER | d. Patrick Rea | Kansas City/Lawrence, KS | 2015 | 13m • FRANCIS: THE FISTS OF GOD | d. Wade Hampton | Wichita, KS | 2015 | 7m • THROWING STONES | d. Amber Rapp/ Anthony Ladesich | Kansas City, KS | 2014 | 3m

SUN. OCT 18 3:30 PM | Garvey Center (Forum) | 1h 34m JOEL FEIN EMERGING FILMMAKER PROGRAM (High School and Under) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

WHEN I GROW UP | d. Zack Hosseini | USA/GA | 2014 | 2m THE SILENCE OF NATURE | d. Bushra Al Masri | Jordan/Syrian Refugee | 2015 | 4m A PIRATE’S LIFE | d. Isabella Olaguera/Nick Haaf | USA/NJ | 2014 | 5m THE NEW NEWS | d. Danny Sandler | USA/CA | 2015 | 4m WE’RE OKAY | d. Kira Bursky | USA/NC | 2013 | 18m THE SUMMER DRAGONS | d. Rebecca Celsi | USA/OR | 2015 | 4m THE GIRL, WHOSE SHADOW REFLECTS THE MOON | d. Walaa Al Alawi | Jordan/Syrian Refugee | 2015 | 5m FALLING | d. Maya Suchak/Imani Peterkin | USA/NY | 2015 | 11m I AM ALEX | d. Oliver Levi-Malouf | Australia | 2015 | 10m ADOLESCENCE | d. Brandon Evans | USA/Bucuyrus, KS | 2015 | 4m UNPLUGGED | d. James Hamill | USA/CA | 2015 | 8m THE CHOICE IS YOURS | d. Nathaniel Hoopes | USA/Lawrence, KS | 2015 | 10m DREAMS OF NTHULU | d. Kate Gondwe | USA/Wichita, KS | 2015 | 9m AGENTS OF CHANGE | d. Levi Feil | USA/Wichita, KS | 2015 | 6m PHO HOT LOVE | d. Jackson Laurie/Maximum James | USA/Wichita, KS | 2015 | 6m

SUN. OCT 18 1:45 PM | Garvey Center (Mediterranean) | 1h 46m


SPECIAL INTEREST PROGRAMS DOC DAY | THU. OCT 15

A selection of documentary films from around the world plus the Military Shorts Program are free of charge to active military and veterans with proper ID, courtesy of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut & Fugate Enterprises. All films before 5:00 are $5 General Admission. AGE OF LOVE ANGEL OF NANJING BEYOND GLORY BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY CONTAINMENT DOUBLE DIGITS FORBIDDEN FILMS KILLING THEM SAFELY ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING UNBRANDED

FREE FRIDAY FILMS | Courtesy of: PrairieFire Coffee Roasters

All films starting before 5:00 pm on Friday, October 16 at the Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita Center for the Arts, and Wichita Public Library (Downtown) are free to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.

SPOTLIGHT ON EASTERN INDIAN CINEMA Sponsored by: Ulrich Museum of Art THE CHESS PLAYERS MEET THE PATELS SALAAM BOMBAY!

GRASSLANDS OF THE WORLD

Sponsored by: Symphony In The Flint Hills CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG RAMS

FOODIE FILMS

Sponsored by Whole Foods, dedicated to Chef Tanya Tandoc BLOOD, SWEAT & BEER FINDING GASTÓN FOR GRACE

GREENGRASS: ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS

Sponsored by: PRo Kansas Recycling and Great Plains Nature Center CONTAINMENT JUST EAT IT UNBRANDED

GRASSCENDO: MUSIC FILMS

LANDFILL HARMONIC MAVIS! ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING


SPECIAL INTEREST PROGRAMS LATE NIGHT FILMS

...IN THE DARK LATE NIGHT SHORTS PROGRAM: OVER THE TOP LATE NIGHT SHORTS PROGRAM: WAIT UNTIL DARK TANGERINE UNCANNY

LGBTQ INTEREST FILMS | Sponsored by: Liberty Press

OUT TO WIN SUMMER OF SANGAÏLÉ TAKE ME TO THE RIVER TANGERINE

SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN DIRECTORS | Sponsored by: Lucinda’s

A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET AMONG THE BELIEVERS THE ARMOR OF LIGHT THE CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG DO YOU DREAM IN COLOR? FINDING GASTÓN HAPPYGRAM INDIA’S DAUGHTER IT’S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS MAVIS! MEET THE PATELS ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING PERVERT PARK SALAAM BOMBAY! THE SUMMER OF SANGAÏLÉ THAO’S LIBRARY

RETROSPECTIVE FILMS

THE CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG | Sponsored by: Symphony In the Flint Hills THE CHESS PLAYERS | Sponsored by: Ulrich Museum of Art SALAAM BOMBAY! | Sponsored by: Ulrich Museum of Art TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD | Sponsored by: Wichita Bar Association

MILITARY THEMES

BEYOND GLORY SHORTS PROGRAM: AT YOUR SERVICE

TALLGRASS TRAVELING ROAD SHOW

TFA is proud to partner with the Kansas Historic Theatre Association to present the Tallgrass Traveling Road Show, which is designed to give the people of Kansas a look at the current landscape of independent film. Each screening serves as a fundraiser for the presenting historical theater.


EDUCATION PROGRAMS FILMMAKER LABS | CLASSROOM AT THE LUX | 120 E. First St.

Admission is free and open to the public courtesy of PrairieFire Coffee Roasters. Filmmaker Labs are presented by the 2015 Filmmaker Advisory Board members who are all TFA Alumni filmmakers.

NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING SUN. OCT 18 3:15 PM | Presented by: Ethan Minsker Learn how to make a no-budget film with a big-budget feel using little more than the camera on your smart phone. All you need is a great story and a few good tips. Bring your own low-budget tools for show and tell! Ethan Minsker is a writer and filmmaker living in New York City. He is the co-founder of the Antagonist Movement, Inc., an international consortium of artists, writers and musicians based in New York’s East Village. His film SELF-MEDICATED: A FILM ABOUT ART was a 2014 Tallgrass Film Festival Official Selection.

MAKING HERSTORY: CREATING FILMS FOR, BY & ABOUT WOMEN SAT. OCT 17 3:30 PM | Presented by: Chuti Tiu In 2014, women accounted for 51% of the population, and only 15.8% of the content creators working across the top 100 films. This informational and inspirational workshop will help you learn how to ensure that the contributions and voices of women are seen and heard on the world stage. Chuti Tiu is an award-winning actress, writer, and producer living in Los Angeles. Her film PRETTY ROSEBUD was a 2014 Tallgrass Film Festival Official Selection and a Stubbornly Independent Nominee.

FESTIVAL PR FOR THE FILMMAKER SUN. OCT 18 1:45 PM | Presented by: John Wildman In today’s world of independent film, filmmakers are responsible for the creation and promotion of their work. Learn how to build a bigger audience on your own or through a publicist for the film festival circuit leading to distribution. John Wildman is an actor, writer, director, producer and publicist living in Dallas. His film THE LADIES OF THE HOUSE was a 2014 Tallgrass Film Festival Official Selection.


EDUCATION PROGRAMS FILMMAKER ROUNDTABLES | CLASSROOM AT THE LUX

Admission is free and open to the public courtesy of PrairieFire Coffee Roasters.

MEET THE FILMMAKERS FRI. OCT 16 3:00 PM Meet the 2015 visiting filmmakers. | Hosted by: 2015 Filmmaker Advisory Board

DISTRIBUTION: WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU? SAT. OCT 17 11:00 AM Visiting distributors and filmmakers discuss different avenues for indie film distribution. | Hosted by: John Wildman, 2015 Filmmaker Advisory Board

PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM WOMEN FILMMAKERS SAT. OCT 17 1:00 PM isiting women filmmakers share their lessons from the front lines of the V entertainment industry. | Hosted by: Jill Miller, Finishing School for Modern Women

BUDGETING FOR INDIE FILM: HOW LOW (OR HIGH) CAN YOU GO SUN. OCT 18 12:15 PM ocal and visiting filmmakers discuss how to determine a proper budget for your L project with consideration to factors such as local talent/crew, equipment, crowd funding and private financing. | Hosted by: Kansas representatives of the 2015 Filmmaker Advisory Board

2016 EMERGING PROGRAMMER APPRENTICESHIP Calling all young filmmakers and film enthusiasts! Apply for the 2016 Emerging Programmer Apprenticeship and become part of the Tallgrass Film Festival programming team. Visit tallgrassfilmfest.com for more information about the program. Student programmers (high school and younger) learn about how festivals are critiqued and programmed as they review independent films created by their peers from around the world. They are also tasked with fostering appreciation for film and promoting awareness of the Tallgrass Film Association’s events and educational opportunities amongst their peer groups. The Emerging Programmer Apprentices play an integral role in selecting the Joel Fein Emerging Filmmaker Program (films made by those 18 and younger), as well as Smallgrass, the festival’s family-friendly program. They also serve on the jury that awards the Best Emerging Filmmaker Short Award from the Joel Fein Emerging Filmmaker Program.


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Since Timothy Gruver founded the Tallgrass Film Festival in 2003, it has grown into a world-renowned event and has been named one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization, Tallgrass relies on the support of sponsorship and individual giving in order to bring exceptional independent film programming and educational opportunities to the Wichita community. Please consider supporting the Tallgrass Film Association by visiting tallgrassfilmfest.com to donate or become a member. Our sincere thanks to all of our corporate and individual supporters for the enthusiastic and generous support of our mission.


2015 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORS SCREENWRITER

The Arts Council Botanica The Downing Foundation Emprise Bank Farha Construction Fidelity Bank The Galichia Foundation Bud & Toni Gates Great Plains Nature Center Lamphouse Photo Co.

EDITOR

Adams Jones Law Firm P.A. Ambiance - Events by April Arctic Glacier Artisan Catering Clay & Kate Bastian Cero’s Candies Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates Commerce Bank Copp Media Services Cow & Sow Deli Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer, LC Eric Engstrom & Robert Bell Fleeson Gooing Attorneys at Law Foulston Siefkin LLP Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers James & Ruthie Gillespie Greater Hutchinson Convention/ Visitors Bureau Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, L.L.P. Humidor East Jimmy’s Egg Johnson’s Garden Center Klenda Austerman Attorneys at Law Larry’s Appliance

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Aspen Boutique Big Mention Carlos O’Kelly’s The Coleman Company District Taqueria Exploration Place Pam Irish Johnston’s Clothier Kansas Paraguay Partners Ann Keefer Larkspur Bistro Liberty Press Hal & Melinda McCoy

Major Hair Company Maximum Outdoor Equipment Mittlestadt Props & Design Old Town T-Shirts The Plaid Giraffe Rob’s World of Beers Rotary Club of East Wichita Total Printing Solutions Wheat State Wine Co. Wichita Times/Travel Kansas

Law Offices of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chtd. Lucinda’s Marketplace Properties Martin | Pringle Attorneys at Law Deyne & Richard Meadow Media Partners, Inc. Mort’s Martini & Cigar Bar Newport Grill Old Cowtown Museum Pepsi Beverage Company Gavin Peters Photography PRo Kansas Recycling Rocco’s Little Italy Roche-Mere Wine Selections Trudy Swint Symphony In The Flint Hills Traditions Home David Traster, Foulston Siefken, LLP Triplett, Woolf & Garretson, LLC Truffles Catering Wichita Center for the Arts The Workroom Xclusive Events

Denise O’Connor-Munsey, CFP®, Holman, Snell & Munsey Mary Lynn & William L. Oliver Panera Bread Pig In! Pig Out! Kathy Schaak section37 Security 1st Title Shiftboard Stamp Yo Face! Wichita Bar Association Paul & Michelle Witte


2015 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORS CINEPHILE

Baby Cakes Bonnie Bing Honeyman Cafe Bel Ami Chicken Poop Chocolate Fountain Fontbonne University Chocolate Fountain Wade Davis Grae & April Johnson

FILM FAN

Steve Butcher Lynda Carrier-Metz Jeff Deitchler Kyle Filiatreault Cindy Hand Friends University Hutchinson Fox Theater Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center

Richard L. Honeyman Pacific Coast Pizza Society of Professional Journalists South Central Kansas Problem Gambling Task Force Sugar Sisters Bakery Twisted Buns Bakery Wichita Eagle

Kansas Underground Salt Museum: Strataca Jennifer Roesler Kari Schmidt Ron & Lee Starkel Van Chase Studios Marcie Zwygart

2015 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS STAFF

Lela Meadow-Conner, Executive Director Nick Pope, Director of Operations & Programming Kathy Siebert, Director of Finance Gretchen Mitchell, Co-Director of Programming Shan Jabara, Director of Acquisitions Tom Mittlestadt, Event Designer Thane Chastain, Technical Director Arietta Austin, Hospitality Director Francine Fairweather, Box Office Director Anne Bowman, Food & Beverage Director Erin Patten, Director of Production Gray Brand, Volunteer Director MaryAnn Hollander, Events Manager Lena Young, VIP Lounge Manager Brian Gray, VIP Box Office Manager Carole Jacobs, Food & Beverage Manager B.J. Love, Entertainment Coordinator/ Production Design Team

Blaire Birdsong, Hospitality Coordinator Josh Ellis, Print Traffic Coordinator Amber Brown, Executive Assistant Ashley Randall, Development Assistant Hulda Bocchino, Programming Assistant Richard Bowman, Production Design Team McKenna Bathgate, Production Design Team Jim Mayou, VIP Captain Stacey Mayou, VIP Captain Cynthia Wilson, VIP Captain Eric Moore, Programming Consultant Jamil Malone, Twitter Master Cara Kliewer, Festival Publicist John Wildman, Festival Publicist Mike Briley, Staff Photographer Naythan Smith, Tallgrass TV Paul Abromeit, Red Carpet Host Jonathan Dennill, Red Carpet Camera Ian Stewart, Graphic Designer Patty Lane, Graphics Associate Shannon Fitts, Program Design


2015 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Susan Bowers, President Paul Witte, Vice President Cindy Hand, Treasurer April Johnson, Secretary Kate Bastian Bonnie Bing Emily Bonavia Steve Butcher Lynda Carrier-Metz Wade Davis Jeff Deitchler

PROGRAMMERS Torin Andersen Kathy Anderson Kelsie Baab Jeremy Bennett Brandi Biggs Nick Brown Marcus Clark Patti Coleman Ellen Crispin Chandra Dickson Shannon Fitts Leslie Foster Vaughn Fry

Kyle Filiatreault Stephanie Galichia Ruthie Gillespie Floyd Gruver Dick Honeyman Nicole Howerton Pam Irish Ann Keefer Jim Siebert Trudy Swint, Past President Marcie Zwygart Charity Hicks Ransom Jabara Sheri Kaufman-Marsh Art Kenyon Brenda Knight Susan Moeder Chris Robertson Novelene Ross Thomas Scott Marcia Scurfield Andre Seward Tina Walterscheid Mike Wood

EMERGING PROGRAMMING APPRENTICES Camiela Bacha, Bishop Carroll High School Jackson Cousin, Wichita West High School Peter Daood, The Independent School Kate Gondwe, Wichita Collegiate School Mariah Hall, Andover Central High School Megan Jacobs, Wichita East High School Maximum James, Wichita West High School Jackson Laurie, Wichita East High School Allie Little, Andover Central High School Miles Martin, The Independent School Satchel Owens, Wichita East High School Blaise Webster, The Independent School

2015 FILMMAKER ADVISORY BOARD Chris Blunk Ginger Bynorth Jake Fisher

Ethan Minsker Chuti Tiu John Wildman

COVER ART/2014 FESTIVAL ARTWORK Howerton + White Interactive

FESTIVAL FOUNDER Timothy O. Gruver


2015 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS VENUE MANAGERS Larry Bennett Bryan Clark Dave Johnston Lisa Johnston Daniel Pewewardy

EXECUTIVE DECOR COMMITTEE Jovana Johnson Jim & Stacy Mayou Builder Bob McDowell Tanya Merritt

ENTERTAINMENT AND BANDS Aaron Lee Martin Andy D DJ Carbon DJ J

SENIOR PROJECTIONISTS Russ Autry Bruce Blank Jim Davis Amy Delamaide Vaughn Fry

TALLGRASS PRESS CORPS Dwight Corrin Arnold Graef Steve Green Neil Marcus Rick McPherson John Moody

2015 TFA MEMBERS Jeremy Alessi Michael Boland Joan Bowen Jeff Dewey Dan Dickgrafe Barb Doehring Eliseo Galindo Ryan Gates Walter Guerrero Garth Hall Mariah Hall Mitzie Hall Boyd Howard Bill Jinks Adam Knapp Joe Lang Teresa Lang

Hugo Phan Ben Ropp Marti Secondine Jack Silvers Racine Zackula Cynthia Ponder Will Pyles Wyatt Sheeder

Emily Strom Jim Vegas Band Nikki Moddelmog Senseney Aerotones Big Band Leo Howell Tommy Milligan Clem Moreno Fletcher Powell

Win Oo John Pic Novelene Ross Patti Siering Special Thanks to Bruce Ward

Alex Martin Jacqueline Murphy Kimberly Osment Robert Parnacott Constance Porazka Cynthia Rhodes Fritz Robinson Will Robinson Donna Robuck Katherine Steele Suz Carr Management Neva Thiessen Nancy Trier-Metzger Julian Velazquez Martin Ward Steve Witherspoon Tanya Witherspoon


2015 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Butler County Community College Culinary Arts Program (FOR GRACE) Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (AGE OF LOVE) CityArts (DOUBLE DIGITS) COMCARE Community Crisis Center (ANGEL OF NANJING) Cultural Association of India (THE CHESS PLAYERS, MEET THE PATELS, SALAAM BOMBAY!) Global Learning Center (FORBIDDEN FILMS) Heart of America Men’s Chorus (ORION) International Rescue Committee (OMO CHILD) KMUW 89.1: Soulsations with Carla Eckels (MAVIS!) The Lord’s Diner (JUST EAT IT) Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue & Retirement (UNBRANDED) USD 259 Physical Education Dept. (BOUNCE) Victory in the Valley (HAPPYGRAM) WSU Green Group (CONTAINMENT) Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (INDIA’S DAUGHTER) Wichita Asian Association (IT’S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG) Wichita Big Screen (LATE NIGHT FILMS) Wichita Coalition Against Gun Violence (THE ARMOR OF LIGHT) Wichita Public Library Foundation (THAO’S LIBRARY) Wichita Symphony Orchestra (LANDFILL HARMONIC) Wichita Women’s Initiative Network (INDIA’S DAUGHTER)

SPECIAL THANKS

Arleigh Aldrich Barleycorn’s Teddy Barlow Eva Bergman-Larsson Christina Bluml Bernadette Bradshaw Kylie Brown/CreativeRush Wayne Bryan Barney Byard Michael Carmody Angela Cassette Central Standard Brewing Cinespecialists Kate Clause Brad, Edie & Margo Conner Mark Covino Alan Dsouza Jana Durfee Jason Febres Zack Gingrich-Gaylord Jeff Gill Schane Gross Mariah Hall Harvester Arts Wade Hampton Marla Hayden Hewitt’s Antiques House of Schwan Graphics & Design Dept.

Boyd Howard ICT Roller Girls Kansas Historic Theater Association Kevin Keplar Jourdan King Kabir Kuriyan Jan Luth Angela Mallory Patricia McDonnell Deyne Meadow Jill Miller Northrock Lanes Jason Opat Jared Parson Rod Pocowatchit Ed Pogue Radio Kansas Mike Ramsey Jennifer Ray Lisa Rundstrom Stephanie Sandoval Emily Strom Denny Tedesco Truffles Wendy Tompkins Ray Wills James Woods


TALLGRASS FILM ASSOCIATION YEAR-ROUND COMING SOON 600 MILES | 11.08.15 3:00 PM | Indie at The Orpheum INDIE AT THE ORPHEUM series continues in 2016. Dates and films TBA. SMALLGRASS FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL | 01.16.16 | Exploration Place SHAKEN NOT STIRRED | 04.06.16 | Fundraiser at Abode Venue OKLAHOMA! SING-A-LONG & PIE AUCTION | 05.07.16 | Crown Uptown with Music Theater Wichita

5th ANNUAL DOWN TO THE WIRE: 24 HOUR FILM RACE 06.10.16 - 06.12.16 with CreativeRush 14th ANNUAL TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL | 10.12.16 - 10.16.16

TALLGRASS 2015: A YEAR IN REVIEW

Thank you to all of our year-round programming partners who made the following events possible: • Indie at the Orpheum film series • Smallgrass family film festival at Exploration Place • Tallgrass Traveling Road Show in association with Kansas Historic Theatre Association • LGBTQ Films at Roxy’s Downtown • The Wrecking Crew Official Release Gala with Denny Tedesco • Art Day of Giving’s Movie “Murray-thon” • Big Fish Bash with Music Theatre Wichita • Beauty is Embarrassing with Wayne White, Harvester Arts, and Wichita Festivals, Inc. • Taste of Cinema short film & wine pairing at Wheat State Wine Co. • Down to the Wire: 24 Hour Film Race with CreativeRush • Tunes + Tallgrass at the Wichita Art Museum • Dudegrass at Northrock Lanes • Cinema Alfresco with Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University • Project Nano Filmmaking Lab with Mark Covino • Sack Lunch Cinema Series

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