14th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival - 2016

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BOX OFFICE OFFICE BOX MAIN BOX OFFICE

Beginning Monday, October 10, 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 10: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ The Lux Tuesday, October 11: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ The Lux Wednesday, October 12: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ The Orpheum Thursday, October 13: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM @ The Orpheum Friday, October 14: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM @ The Orpheum Saturday, October 15: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM @ The Orpheum Sunday, October 16: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ The Orpheum

BOX OFFICE ONLINE | tallgrassfilmfest.com

You may purchase TALLPasses and admission to all films/Galas online up to one 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 Roxy’s Downtown, Awakening, The Historical Museum, Wichita Art Museum and Exploration Place for that venue only. You may exchange GA vouchers at these locations for admission. All screenings at the Great Plains Nature Center and Wichita Public Library (Downtown) are free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

PARKING | Metered parking is available downtown, and is free after

5:00 PM and on weekends. Free weekday parking is available at Awakening at First United Methodist Church. Paid weekday parking is available at Venue 332 at Wichita Scottish Rite Center for $3/day or $10/5 days. Please note there is very limited guest parking in the Orpheum Theatre lot during business hours Wednesday - Friday. Violators will be towed at the owner’s expense.

FESTIVAL MESSAGE CENTER: 844-428-3456 | Have a question? Contact the Message Center. Presented by: Answer Advantage

PLEASE NOTE | All film titles, times, and scheduled guests were accurate at the time of printing. Film descriptions included in this program are intended to give the audience a brief overview. Please visit the online Film Guide at tallgrassfilmfest.com for more detailed descriptions and up-to-theminute film information.


BOX OFFICE OFFICE BOX PRICING TALLPass | $200 (September), $220 (October). DO EVERYTHING!

Five days of unlimited experiences. Every film. Every party. Every VIP event. Plus full access to the VIP Filmmaker Lounge with open bar, breakfast, lunch, happy hour, massage, styling, games, and more! All for less than $45/day.

BINGE PASS | $50. Binge the day away on Saturday, Oct. 15 with a

VIP Day Pass! Over 25 movies, Happy Hour: 4-5pm in the VIP Filmmaker Lounge, Stubbornly Independent Gala/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, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Galas. Stubbornly Independent Gala based on availability. Does not include admission to the after party.

REE MILITARY DAY | All films shown on Thursday, October 13 are F free of charge to active military and veterans with proper ID. Presented by: Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

FREE FRIDAY FILMS | All films on Friday, October 14 at the Great

Plains Nature Center and Wichita Public Library (Downtown) are free to the public. Presented by: PrairieFire Coffee Roasters

FREE EDUCATION EVENTS | Panel Discussions, Filmmaker Labs,

and Filmmaker Roundtables are free to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

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 and tallgrassfilmfest.com for last minute changes.


VENUES VENUES FILM AND EDUCATION VENUES • Awakening @ First United Methodist Church | 330 N. Broadway • Classroom at The Lux | 120 E. First Street • Exploration Place | 300 N. McLean Boulevard • 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 • Venue 332 at Wichita Scottish Rite Center | 332 E. First Street • Wichita Art Museum | 1400 W. Museum Blvd. • Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum | 204 S. Main • Wichita Public Library (Downtown) | 223 S. Main GALA PARTY VENUES • WEDNESDAY | Wichita Boathouse | 515 S. Wichita • FRIDAY | Union Station | 701 E. Douglas • SATURDAY | Pop-Up Urban Park | 121 E. Douglas • SUNDAY | Wichita Art Museum | 1400 W. Museum Blvd. VIP LOUNGE | Candela at The Lux | 120 E. First Street Presented by: Consolidated Equities Trust

VIP TALLPASS EVENT VENUES • THURSDAY | Botanica | 701 Amidon Street • FRIDAY | Great Plains Transportation Museum | 700 E. Douglas • SUNDAY | The Monarch | 579 W. Douglas FILMMAKER ACCOMMODATIONS • Hotel at Waterwalk | 711 S. Main VOLUNTEER LOUNGE | Auditorium at The Lux | 120 E. First Street Presented by: Carlos O’Kelly’s

TALLGRASS AT BARLEYCORN’S | 608 E. Douglas

Join fest goers for a live performance from Peelander-Z, stars of the film MAD TIGER (THU. OCT. 13 8:45 PM @ The Orpheum). Enjoy a Tallgrass Brewing Company Tap Invasion and Beer Specials. Free for TALLPass holders. $5 with any 2016 Tallgrass ticket stub. $7 GA. Open to the public. THU. OCT. 13 10:30 PM

TASTE OF TALLGRASS: FOOD TRUCKS AT POP-UP URBAN PARK SAT. OCT. 15 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Grab lunch downtown between films from Wichita food trucks.

CONCESSIONS

THE ORPHEUM | Daily AWAKENING | Daily GARVEY CENTER | FRI. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | SAT. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM SCOTTISH RITE | Evenings. Bar on Demand Friday and Saturday night.


GALA SCREENINGS AND EVENTS OPENING NIGHT GALA PRESENTED BY: STEVE ANDERSON FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY DIRECTOR: Jeff Grace USA | 2016 | 1h 28m

A successful singer-songwriter hatches a plan to help his friend’s struggling comedy career and broken love life by hiring him as the opening act on his tour. * Writer/Director Jeff Grace, Producer Ryland Aldrich, and Actress Heather Morris scheduled to attend. Preceded by: HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT IN FOUR STEPS d. Benjamin Berman | USA | 2016 | 7m Opening Night Gala Party | The Wichita Boathouse | 515 S. Wichita Take a road trip! Drinks, including craft beer from Tallgrass Brewing Company, eats, and entertainment from DJ Carbon. $25 for film and party. WED. OCT. 12 7:00 PM | THE ORPHEUM

CENTERPIECE GALA PRESENTED BY: RICK AND MONICA NUTT OLD STONE (LAO SHI) DIRECTOR: Johnny Ma China, Canada | 2016 | 1h 20m Mandarin with English subtitles

A Chinese taxi driver finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare where no good deed goes unpunished. * Writer/Director Johnny Ma scheduled to attend. Preceded by: ONE MAN (UN SEUL HOMME) | d. Philippe Gregoire | USA | 2016 | 13m

Centerpiece Gala Party | Union Station | 701 E. Douglas illuminAsian! Drinks, including craft beer from Tallgrass Brewing Company, eats from Rain Cafe & Lounge, and entertainment from The Phantastics. $25 for film and party. FRI. OCT. 14 8:00 PM | THE ORPHEUM


GALA SCREENINGS AND EVENTS STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT GALA PRESENTED BY: VIMEO DELINQUENT DIRECTOR: Kieran Valla USA | 2015 | 1h 37m

A troubled teenager struggles to manage the fall-out of a family robbery gone wrong. * Co-Writer/Producer Levi Smock scheduled to attend. Preceded by: THE FIFTH SENSE | d. Landon Barton | USA/Wichita, KS | 2016 | 6m Stubbornly Independent Gala Party | Pop-Up Urban Park | 121 E. Douglas Game Night! Drinks, including craft beer from Tallgrass Brewing Company, eats, and entertainment from DJ Superwolf. $25 for film and party. SAT. OCT. 15 8:00 PM | SCOTTISH RITE

CLOSING NIGHT GALA AND AWARDS CEREMONY PRESENTED BY: EMPRISE BANK GIRL FLU DIRECTOR: Dorie Barton USA | 2016 | 1h 32m Film preceded by Awards Ceremony

12-year-old Bird experiences the worst week of her life while having to deal with the onset of puberty and the adolescence of her free-spirited mother. * Actress Heather Matarazzo and Writer/Director Dorie Barton scheduled to attend. Preceded by: THE DYNAMIC DOUBLE STANDARD | d. Luke Patton | USA | 2015 | 5m Closing Night Party | Wichita Art Museum | 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Drinks, including craft beer from Tallgrass Brewing Company, eats, and entertainment from The Arnold Palmer Band. $25 for film and party. SUN. OCT. 16 6:30 PM | THE ORPHEUM


AWARDS AD ASTRA AWARD

Tallgrass Film Association is honored to present the 2016 Ad Astra award to actress and filmmaker Heather Matarazzo. Star of the Closing Night Gala film GIRL FLU, Matarazzo has dedicated her career to the cinematic arts and has made a decidedly Stubbornly Independent impact on the film world. Heather began her career as a child actress and was hailed for her breakout role as Dawn Weiner, at age 11, in the 1996 Sundance Film Festival hit WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, directed by Todd Solondz. The film won the Grand Jury Award at Sundance and prizes from the Berlin Film Festival and the National Board of Review. She would go on to appear in television series including TOWNIES, ROSEANNE, NOW AND AGAIN (earning Young Artist and Young Star Award nominations) and THE L WORLD, and lend her talents to studio films including Taylor Hackford’s THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, Garry Marshall’s THE PRINCESS DIARIES, COMPANY MAN, 54, SISTERS and some of the coolest independent films of the past decades including SAVED!, HURRICANE STREETS, Eli Roth’s HOSTEL: PART II and Ash Christians’ MANGUS! (Official Selection of the 2011 Tallgrass Film Festival, which she also produced.) Heather made her Broadway debut in The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of THE WOMEN, with Jennifer Tilly, Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Coolidge, and Amy Ryan. She is masterful at delivering a wealth of great characters, and has proved equally adept at both comedy and drama. Her charm, humor and enviable talent have made her an independent film mainstay, and will continue to do so for many years to come. Please join us in honoring Heather Matarazzo with the Ad Astra Award following a retrospective 20th anniversary screening of WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE. (SUN. OCT. 16 3:45 PM | THE ORPHEUM)

AWARDS VOTING | Don’t forget to vote for your favorite festival film! Ballots for

eligible films will be handed out after each screening. All awards will be announced at the Closing Night Gala & Awards Ceremony. Honors include the Vimeo Audience Awards for Narrative & Documentary Features and Short Film, Best Kansas and High School Shorts, and the Golden Strands Programming Awards including the inaugural Teddie Barlow Outstanding Female Filmmaker Award.


STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT SINCE 2003 JAKE EUKER STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT AWARD COMPETITION Seven official selections competed for this year’s Stubbornly Independent Gala Screening/Party and additional prizes including: $5,000 cash prize from Vimeo; one night theater rental from AMC Theaters ($5,400); one Annual AMC Movie Pass ($1,250); a one-of-a-kind Stubbornly Independent Tap Handle Award from Van Chase Studios, and social marketing tools from Flipboard and Title Hound. The winning film, Kieran Valla’s DELINQUENT, was selected by a jury of industry professionals. “Stubbornly Independent means you refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer, and set out to tell the story that’s important to you,” said Valla. This is the fifth 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.

2016 STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT NOMINEES CREEDMORIA CUT TO THE CHASE DELINQUENT DIVERGE

DRIFTWOOD ERASING EDEN SERVICE TO MAN

2016 STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT JURY

Doug Klinger - Curator, Vimeo Richard Matson - President, Matson Films Bill Thompson - Senior VP of Theatrical Sales and Exhibition, Cohen Media Group Maxwell Wolkin - Director of Non-Theatrical Sales, Film Movement

PREVIOUS STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT AWARD WINNERS 2015 | A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET (d. Valerie Weiss) 2014 | THE LIVING (d. Jack Bryan) 2013 | FAVOR (d. Paul Osborne) 2012 | THE KITCHEN (d. Ishai Setton)

Tallgrass Film Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. Stubbornly Independent since 2003, TFA fosters an appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the international medium of film, through an annual film festival, year-round screenings and educational events, and a traveling road show. Hallmarks of the organization include cultivating culture and collaboration throughout Wichita and the region. In 2016, TFA was one of only thirty-seven film organizations across North America to receive funding from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Tallgrass Film Festival was named one of the 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine for the second year in a row.


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD DIRECTORS: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci

France, Belgium, Canada | 2016 | 1h 45m Preceded by: BRAVE (PAWO) d. Antje Heyn | Germany | 2015 | 8m After her scientist parents are mysteriously abducted, a teenage girl secretly continues her family’s research in this animated thriller. SAT. OCT. 15 1:00 PM | BOEING DOME THEATER and PLANETARIUM AT EXPLORATION PLACE. ** Exhibits $5 for anyone with a ticket for this film.

THE ARBALEST DIRECTOR: Adam Pinney USA | 2015 | 1h 13m Preceded by: NELLY d. Chris Raiber | Austria | 2015 | 17m

The inventor of the world’s greatest toy reflects on a decade long obsession with his muse - a woman who hates him. * Guest scheduled to attend. THU. OCT. 13 4:15 PM | SCOTTISH RITE SAT. OCT. 15 12:45 PM | THE ORPHEUM

BENDER DIRECTOR: John Alexander USA | 2015 | 1h 20m

The year is 1873, and travelers are mysteriously vanishing on the Kansas frontier. A troubled doctor goes searching for answers and stumbles upon the Bloody Benders. * Director John Alexander, Producer J.C. Guest and others scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 11:00 PM | THE ORPHEUM


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT)

DIRECTOR: Jaco Van Dormael Belgium, France, Luxembourg | 2015 | 1h 53m French and German with English subtitles

God is a malevolent writer living in present-day Brussels with his opinionated daughter who is righting his wrongs. FRI. OCT. 14 2:30 PM | THE ORPHEUM SUN. OCT. 16 12:15 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN

CLOSET MONSTER DIRECTOR: Stephen Dunn Canada | 2016 | 1h 30m Preceded by: AN EVENING d. Søren Green | Denmark | 2016 | 10m

A creative and driven teenage boy is desperate to escape his dysfunctional parents, the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood, and the town he feels is suffocating him. FRI. OCT. 14 9:45 AM | THE ORPHEUM SUN. OCT. 16 10:00 AM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN

CREEDMORIA (SI NOMINEE) DIRECTOR: Alicia Slimmer USA | 2016 | 1h 30m

Set against the backdrop of New York’s largest mental hospital in the 80s, 17-year-old Candy injects fun into her dysfunctional life. * Writer/Director Alicia Slimmer scheduled to attend. SAT. OCT. 15 2:15 PM | SCOTTISH RITE


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS CUT TO THE CHASE (SI NOMINEE) DIRECTOR: Blayne Weaver USA | 2015 | 1h 30m

A hustling ex-con sets out in search of his kidnapped sister through the criminal underbelly of Shreveport, Louisiana. * Actor/Director/Writer Blayne Weaver scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 4:45 PM | THE ORPHEUM

DIVERGE (SI NOMINEE) DIRECTOR: James Morrison USA | 2016 | 1h 20m

The survivor of a deadly virus is given the chance to regain his past life by stopping those who are responsible. * Writer/Director James Morrison scheduled to attend. SUN. OCT. 16 4:15 PM | SCOTTISH RITE

DRIFTWOOD (SI NOMINEE) DIRECTOR: Paul Taylor USA | 2015 | 1h 15m

A dialogue-free exploration of control, familial roles, and isolation. * Writer/Director Paul Taylor scheduled to attend. SAT. OCT. 15 5:45 PM | THE ORPHEUM


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS EMPTY SPACE DIRECTOR: James Choi USA | 2016 | 1h 16m Preceded by: ARI d. Alex Murawski | Australia | 2015 | 10m

An overweight, bullied young man befriends a precocious blind girl who shows him how to be accepted and loved in this tender coming of age film. * Director James Choi scheduled to attend. THU. OCT. 13 2:00 PM | SCOTTISH RITE SAT. OCT. 15 2:30 PM | GARVEY CENTER

ERASING EDEN (SI NOMINEE) DIRECTOR: Beth Dewey USA | 2016 | 1h 10m

A young woman sabotages her own wedding then embarks on a harrowing journey to salvage it and reclaim her identity. * Writer/Director Beth Dewey scheduled to attend. SAT. OCT. 15 12:00 PM | SCOTTISH RITE

FREE IN DEED DIRECTOR: Jake Mahaffy USA, New Zealand | 2015 | 1h 40m Preceded by: EGGPLANT | 8m d. Yangzi She | China | 2015 | 8m

When a single mother brings her young boy to church for healing, a lonely Pentecostal minister is forced to confront the child’s seemingly incurable illness as well as his own demons. FRI. OCT. 14 3:30 PM | SCOTTISH RITE SUN. OCT. 16 10:15 AM | THE ORPHEUM


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS HERE ALONE DIRECTOR: Rod Blackhurst USA | 2016 | 1h 36m

A woman struggles to survive in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has decimated society and forced her deep into the unforgiving wild with her child. * Guest scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 2:00 PM | GARVEY CENTER SUN. OCT. 16 1:45 PM | SCOTTISH RITE

THE INNOCENTS (LES INNOCENTES) DIRECTOR: Anne Fontaine France, Poland | 2016 | 1h 55m

French, Polish, & Russian with English subtitles

At the close of WWII, while French Red Cross doctor Mathilde is working in Poland, she is summoned to a Benedictine convent. What she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. THU. OCT. 13 10:30 AM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN SUN. OCT. 16 4:00 PM | AWAKENING

KING KUNG FU DIRECTOR: Lance D. Hayes USA | 1976 | 1h 35m 40th Anniversary screening

When a kung fu trained talking gorilla from China makes a publicity stop in Kansas, a pair of bumbling reporters plan to set the gorilla free then capture him in order to get jobs. Shot entirely in Wichita using local cast and crew. Presented by: Builders Inc. * Producer Bob Walterscheid, Actress Maxine Gray and other guests scheduled to attend. SAT. OCT. 15 11:00 PM | THE ORPHEUM


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS A MAN CALLED OVE (EN MAN SOM HETER OVE) DIRECTOR: Hannes Holm Sweden | 2015 | 1h 56m

Swedish and Persian with English subtitles

Based on Fredrik Backman’s international best selling novel. A cantankerous man with steadfast beliefs, strict routines, and the feeling that everyone around him is an idiot seems to have given up on life until a boisterous young family moves in next door. THU. OCT. 13 9:00 PM | SCOTTISH RITE SAT. OCT. 15 10:00 AM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN

MOTHER (EMA) DIRECTOR: Kadri Kõusaar Estonia | 2016 | 1h 29m Estonian with English subtitles Preceded by: ONE SHOT d. Andrea Casaseca | Spain | 2015 | 10m A mother cares for her comatose son after he is shot. As the small, tight-knit Estonian town tries to solve the mystery of who shot him and why, the world’s clumsiest crime may go unsolved. Presented by: Traditions Home THU. OCT. 13 6:30 PM | THE ORPHEUM SAT. OCT. 15 12:30 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN

PUSHING DEAD DIRECTOR: Tom E. Brown USA | 2016 | 1h 48m

A struggling writer’s world is shaken when his health insurance is canceled and his HIV meds are almost gone. He tackles the system and his personal life with humor. Presented by: Pam Irish * Guest scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 12:45 PM | SCOTTISH RITE SUN. OCT. 16 12:45 PM | THE ORPHEUM


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS THE SALESMAN (FORUSHANDE) DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi France, Iran | 2016 | 2h 05m Persian with English subtitles

Revered Iranian director, Ashgar Farhadi, presents a drama about the choice to ruin a deplorable man’s life to teach him a lesson and gain revenge or to show compassion - all against the backdrop of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. FRI. OCT. 14 11:00 AM | AWAKENING SUN. OCT. 16 1:15 PM | AWAKENING

SERVICE TO MAN DIRECTORS: Aaron Greer, Seth Panitch USA | 2016 | 1h 32m

The first white student admitted to a historically black medical school forges unlikely friendships during racially turbulent 1968. * Writer/Co-Director Seth Panitch and Co-Director/Producer Aaron Greer scheduled to attend. SUN. OCT. 16 11:30 AM | SCOTTISH RITE

WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE DIRECTOR: Todd Solondz USA | 1995 | 1h 28m

An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey. * Film followed by Ad Astra Presentation and A Conversation with Heather Matarazzo. SUN. OCT. 16 3:30 PM | THE ORPHEUM


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY DIRECTOR: Jeff Feuerzeig USA | 2016 | 1h 50m Preceded by: TITLE d. Hazart | USA | 2015 | 5m

“It boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy’s tough prose about his sordid childhood captivated Hollywood and the literary world until The New York Times unmasked him to be 40-year-old former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert. FRI. OCT. 14 10:00 AM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN SAT. OCT. 15 10:00 AM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM

BURDEN DIRECTORS: Timothy Marrinan, Richard Dewey

USA, UK, Belgium, Sweden | 2016 | 1h 30m Preceded by: LOVE BITE: LAURIE LIPTON... d. James Scott | UK | 2016 | 34m

Performance artist Chris Burden took creative expression to the limits and risked his life in the name of art. FRI. OCT. 14 11:30 AM | GARVEY CENTER SUN. OCT. 16 2:30 PM | WICHITA ART MUSEUM | $8 for WAM members

DR FEELGOOD: DEALER OR HEALER? DIRECTOR: Eve Marson USA | 2016 | 1h 21m

Preeminent pain specialist, Dr. William Hurwitz, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for overprescribing opioids. Was he relieving his patient’s pain or leading them to addiction, abuse and death? * Guest scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 10:15 AM | SCOTTISH RITE SAT. OCT. 15 5:00 PM | GARVEY CENTER


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS EAT THAT QUESTION: FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS DIRECTOR: Thorsten Schütte France, Germany | 2016 | 1h 33m Preceded by: ACE - GAS STATION COWBOY d. Evan Senn, Ken Pugh | USA/Wichita KS | 2015 | 9m

The life and career of independent, outspoken thinker and avant-garde musician, Frank Zappa. Told entirely through archival footage of interviews and concert performances. Presented by: School of Rock FRI. OCT. 14 8:45 PM | SCOTTISH RITE SUN. OCT. 16 1:00 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM

ENLIGHTEN US: THE RISE AND FALL OF JAMES ARTHUR RAY DIRECTOR: Jenny Carchman USA | 2016 | 1h 33m

Motivational super star, James Arthur Ray, returns to the self-help industry after being convicted of negligent homicide in the death of three clients. * Guest scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 4:30 PM | GARVEY CENTER SAT. OCT. 15 10:15 AM | THE ORPHEUM

GROWING UP COY DIRECTOR: Eric Juhola USA | 2016 | 1h 23m

A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they fight for the rights of their 6-year-old transgender daughter in a landmark civil rights case. * Guest scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 3:00 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN SAT. OCT. 15 9:30 AM | GARVEY CENTER


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST DIRECTORS: Matthew Miele, Justin Bare USA | 2016 | 1h 20m Preceded by: THE SUBMARINE

d. Wenceslao Scyzoryk | Spain | 2016 | 21m

Renowned photographer Harry Benson’s illustrious career began with intimate photographs of The Beatles on their first trip to America. His story is told by the icons of music, politics, and film he has captured and still shoots today at 86. THUR. OCT. 13 9:45 AM | SCOTTISH RITE SAT. OCT. 15 3:30 PM | WICHITA ART MUSEUM | $8 for WAM members

INSATIABLE: THE HOMARO CANTU STORY DIRECTOR: Brett Schwartz USA | 2016 | 1h 38m

Celebrity chef, inventor, and entrepreneur, Homaro Cantu, experienced a meteoric rise and fall in the Chicago culinary scene. Presented by: The Kitchen Place * Director Brett Schwartz scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 1:45 PM | AWAKENING SAT. OCT. 15 1:00 PM | WICHITA ART MUSEUM | $8 for WAM members

JACKSON DIRECTOR: Maisie Crow USA | 2016 | 1h 32m Preceded by: LOVE COMES LATER

d. Ying-Fang Shen | USA/Taiwan | 2015 | 10m

With a single abortion clinic remaining in the state of Mississippi, the city of Jackson has become ground zero in the nation’s battle over reproductive healthcare. * Guest scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 10:00 AM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM SUN. OCT. 16 2:30 PM | GARVEY CENTER


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS MAD TIGER DIRECTORS: Jonathan Yi, Michael Haertlein Japan, USA | 2016 | 1h 22m Preceded by: NIMBI d. Colin Garcia | Canada, USA | 2015 | 15m

Two Japanese best friends spend fifteen years touring the United States with their performance art, punk band Peelander-Z. When one of them decides to quit, they both face deeper challenges than expected. * Followed by a performance by Peelander-Z at Barleycorn’s. THU. OCT. 13 8:45 PM | THE ORPHEUM

MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE DIRECTORS: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack USA | 2016 | 1h 54m

A new journey through the remarkable life and works of Dr. Maya Angelou. Presented by: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority SAT. OCT. 15 9:00 AM | AWAKENING

PUMPED DRY: THE GLOBAL CRISIS OF VANISHING GROUNDWATER DIRECTOR: Steve Elfers USA | 2016 | 1h

In places around the world (including Kansas), supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis. * Guest scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 2:00 PM | GREAT PLAINS NATURE CENTER


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS RUSH BROTHERS DIRECTOR: Jordan Haro USA | 2016 | 1h 12m

JaRon, Kareem, and Brandon Rush are basketball prodigies and brothers bound by each other’s triumphs and tragedies. * Guest scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 12:15 PM | THE ORPHEUM SAT. OCT. 15 4:45 PM | SCOTTISH RITE

SANTOALLA DIRECTORS: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer USA, Spain | 2016 | 1h 23m Spanish with English Subtitles Preceded by: FRUIT d. Gerhard Funk | Germany | 2016 | 7m

A mysterious disappearance looms over a crumbling Spanish village, notorious for years of hostility between its residents. *Guest scheduled to attend. THU. OCT. 13 4:00 PM | THE ORPHEUM SAT. OCT. 15 12:00 PM | GARVEY CENTER

SOUR GRAPES DIRECTORS: Reuben Atlas, Jerry Rothwell UK | 2016 | 1h 25m Preceded by: WHO NOSE d. Chloe Peters | UK | 2016 | 2m

Controversy erupts when an unassuming young wine expert floods the American wine market with fake vintages valued in the millions, in this humorous and suspenseful tale (featuring Bill Koch). Presented by: Bonavia Industries FRI. OCT. 14 12:45 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN SUN. OCT. 16 3:15 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS THIRSTY LAND DIRECTOR: Conrad Weaver USA | 2016 | 1h 30m

Farmers, communities, and the environment are impacted by the challenges of extreme drought and the water crisis in the Western United States. * Guest scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 14 12:15 PM | GREAT PLAINS NATURE CENTER

TICKLED DIRECTORS: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve New Zealand | 2016 | 1h 32m Preceded by: STREAM OF DOUBTS d. Joseph Catte | France | 2016 | 10m

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him from getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction. THU. OCT. 13 12:00 PM | SCOTTISH RITE SUN. OCT. 16 9:15 AM | SCOTTISH RITE

TO BE A MISS DIRECTOR: Edward Ellis USA, Venezuela | 2016 | 1h 24m ** US PREMIERE Preceded by: CALL OF BEAUTY d. Brenda Lien | Germany | 2015 | 9m Venezuela has won more global beauty competitions than any other nation in the world. Yet behind the glamor of pageantry lies a more sobering portrait of what it means to be a woman in this country. FRI. OCT. 14 4:15 PM | AWAKENING SAT. OCT. 15 3:00 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS TOWER DIRECTOR: Keith Maitland USA | 2016 | 1h 36m Preceded by: DETACH d. Khairul Rahimi | USA | 2016 | 7m

On August 1, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire. These are the untold stories of witnesses, heroes, and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting. THU. OCT. 13 1:45 PM | THE ORPHEUM SAT. OCT. 15 10:30 AM | WICHITA ART MUSEUM | $8 for WAM members

UNDERFIRE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF PFC. TONY VACCARO DIRECTOR: Max Lewkowicz USA | 2016 | 1h 19m

Tony Vaccaro, a WWII infantryman, smuggled his $47.00 portable camera into battle to create one of the most comprehensive and intimate records of the war. * Producer Valerie Thomas scheduled to attend. THU. OCT. 13 1:00 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN

WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH DIRECTOR: Jesse Nesser USA, Canada | 2016 | 1h 30m

Detroit civil rights giant Judge Damon J. Keith reflects on his journey from enlisting in a segregated army to deciding some of the most landmark and controversial rulings of the last 50 years. * Guest scheduled to attend. THU. OCT. 13 11:15 AM | THE ORPHEUM SAT. OCT. 15 1:45 PM | AWAKENING


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SHORT FILM COLLECTIONS The Short Film Collections include films from 26 countries. Please visit tallgrassfilmfest.com for a full listing of the films. Presented by: Mini of Wichita ADULTING: COMING OF AGE SHORTS FRI. OCT. 14 3:00 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM ADVANCING: AGING SHORTS FRI. OCT. 14 12:30 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM ARTISTRY: ANIMATED SHORTS FRI. OCT. 14 12:45 PM | WICHITA PUBLIC LIBRARY (DOWNTOWN) BLOODY: THERE WILL BE BLOOD SHORTS

SAT. OCT. 15 2:45 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN

FANTASTIC: BIZARRE SHORTS * Guests scheduled to attend.

SAT. OCT. 15 8:45 PM | THE ORPHEUM

FUTURISTIC: SCI FI SHORTS

FRI. OCT. 14 3:00 PM | WICHITA PUBLIC LIBRARY (DOWNTOWN)

GRIPPING: DRAMATIC SHORTS

SAT. OCT. 15 9:15 AM | SCOTTISH RITE

THU. OCT. 13 3:15 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN

HEROIC: COURAGEOUS SHORTS LEVITY: LIGHTER SHORTS

SUN. OCT. 16 9:30 AM | GARVEY CENTER

MEMOIR: DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

SUN. OCT. 16 12:00 PM | WICHITA ART MUSEUM | $8 for WAM members

OBLIVION: FATALITY SHORTS

SAT. OCT. 15 12:30 PM | HISTORICAL MUSEUM

RELATIVITY: RELATIONSHIP SHORTS

FRI. OCT. 14 10:15 AM | WICHITA PUBLIC LIBRARY (DOWNTOWN)

WELL GROUNDED: TERRA FIRMA SHORTS

FRI. OCT. 14 10:00 AM | GREAT PLAINS NATURE CENTER


SHORT FILM COLLECTIONS TIME SIMPLY PASSES FEATURETTE • • • •

TIME SIMPLY PASSES | d. Ty Flowers | USA | 2015 | 56m BLACK COP | d. Cory Bowles | Canada | 2016 | 11m [SOLITARY] | d. Derek J. Pastuszek | USA | 2015 | 17m SOUL CITY | d. Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol, Gini Richards | USA | 2016 | 20m

SAT. OCT. 15 11:15 AM | AWAKENING

TIMOTHY GRUVER SPOTLIGHT ON KANSAS FILMMAKERS PROGRAM Presented by: Proludio | * Guests scheduled to attend. • • • • • • • • • •

GRAMMY | d. Jill Gevargizian | USA/Lenexa, KS | 2015 | 2m NESTER TALBOT | d. Craig Erpelding | USA/Manhattan, KS | 2015 | 11m IF DEATH WERE KIND | d. Austin Blankenau | USA/Lawrence, KS | 2015 | 14m THE LAROSH HARVEST LEGACY | Doug Armknecht | USA/Smith Center, KS | 2016 | 8m OTHER PARTS OF SELF | d. Robert Brogden | USA/Olathe, KS | 16m OFF TRACK BETTY | d. Clayton Dean Smith | USA/Shawnee Mission, KS | 2015 | 21m IMAGINEM | d. Cole Campbell | USA/Wichita, KS | 2016 | 3m BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME | d. Naythan Smith | USA/Wichita, KS | 2016 | 4m KING | d. Ellen Crispin | USA/Wichita, KS | 2016 | 9m OTHER | d. Rodrick Pocowatchit | USA/Wichita, KS | 2015 | 5m

SUN. OCT. 16 2:45 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN JOEL FEIN SPOTLIGHT ON EMERGING FILMMAKERS PROGRAM Presented by: Proludio | * Guests scheduled to attend. • • • • • • • • • •

THE BENCH | d. Cameron Burnett | USA/CA | 2015 | 6m FINDING STRENGTH | d. Maya Suchak | USA/NY | 2016 | 10m WITH LOVE, TUCK AND ALEX | d. Eliza Frakes/Aashna Dev | USA/CA | 2015 | 9m ONE DAY ON CARVER STREET | d. Azure Allen | USA/SC | 2015 | 4m PENALTIES | d. Roderick Gadaev | Australia | 2016 | 10m TALK TO ME | d. Josh Knoller | USA/CA | 2016 | 20m SCARLETT | d. Brett Jones | USA/Derby, KS | 2016 | 15m KANSAS SUNSHINE | d. Kenneth McLaughlin | USA/Lawrence, KS | 2016 | 8m TWO FAR GONE | d. Andrew Kivett | USA/Wichita, KS | 2016 | 9m THE PUPPET LADY | d. Kate Gondwe | USA/Wichita, KS | 2016 | 14m

SUN. OCT. 16 12:00 PM | GARVEY CENTER


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

Admission is free and open to the public. Filmmaker Labs are presented by the 2016 Filmmaker Advisory Board members who are all TFA Alumni filmmakers.

THE DOMINO EFFECT: CASTING & FINANCING | FRI. OCT. 14 3:30 PM Presented by: Eshom and Ian Nelms Discover ways to build a great cast and raise funds to get your project made. We’ll examine how casting and financing can go hand-in-hand while also creating very different challenges and how to get the best out of both worlds.

SCORING: MUSIC MEETS FILM | SAT. OCT. 15 2:00 PM Presented by: Ingrid Serban and Forest Sun

Discover the do’s and don’ts of music licensing from a filmmaker and musician’s point of view. Learn the importance of a symbiotic relationship between the worlds of music and film.

YOU CAN DO 360˚ VIDEO (FOR CHEAP!) | SAT. OCT. 15 3:30 PM Presented by: Justin Johnson

Interested in 360 degree video? You’ll be shocked how simple it can be to get started! 360 video expert Justin Johnson will tell you what gear you need, and demonstrate how easy it is with a few simple tools. After a short presentation, we’ll have a Q&A and then you’ll have the opportunity to try some cutting-edge VR and 360 experiences yourself with the Oculus Rift CV1 and Gear VR.

NO MONEY: SCREENWRITING ON A BUDGET | SUN. OCT. 16 2:30 PM Presented by: Justina Walford Forget special effects and ‘splosions! These storytelling techniques create all the excitement you need to make a compelling film with no money.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS | Admission is free and open to the public. RUNNING DRY: EVERY DROP COUNTS | FRI. OCT. 14 3:30 PM | GREAT PLAINS NATURE CENTER

Our most precious resource and the global crisis that is evolving from the depletion of ground water will be discussed by filmmakers and local experts following the screening of the shorts program, WELL GROUNDED, and the feature films, THIRSTY LAND and PUMPED DRY.

RACE RELATIONS | SAT. OCT. 15 4:00 PM | AWAKENING

Filmmakers from the preceding films, MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE, TIME SIMPLY PASSES, and WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH, will join local scholars to discuss common themes in black history and civil rights found in these amazing stories of artistic expression and the struggle for freedom and justice.


EDUCATION PROGRAMS FILMMAKER ROUNDTABLES | CLASSROOM AT THE LUX Admission is free and open to the public.

MEET THE FILMMAKERS | FRI. OCT. 14 2:00 PM

Meet the 2016 visiting filmmakers. | Hosted by: 2016 Filmmaker Advisory Board

DISTRIBUTION 101 | SAT. OCT. 15 11:00 AM

Visiting distributors share what you need to know about the basics of modern film distribution for features and shorts. Featuring: Richard Matson/Matson Films, Bill Thompson/Cohen Media, Jon Gann/Reel Plan, and Doug Klinger/Vimeo

EPA Q&A | SAT. OCT. 15 12:30 PM

2016 Tallgrass Emerging Programmer Apprentices ask visiting filmmakers all of their burning questions.

WOMEN MAKING MOVIES | SUN. OCT. 16 1:00 PM

A panel discussion featuring visiting filmmakers focusing on the challenges and benefits of being a female indie filmmaker. Hosted by: Filmmaker Andrea Allen

KMUW MOVIE CLUB LIVE PODCAST | THU. OCT. 13 12:30 PM

Fletcher Powell, Jedd Beaudoin, Hugo Phan, and special guests broadcast live from The Classroom at The Lux. Admission is free and open to the public.

2017 EMERGING PROGRAMMER APPRENTICESHIP Calling all young filmmakers and film enthusiasts!

Apply for the 2017 Emerging Programmer Apprenticeship and become part of the Tallgrass Film Festival programming team while receiving a comprehensive look at the film industry. Expanded in 2016, the EPA program affords young people the opportunity to connect with professionals across all facets of the industry, and prepares them for a career in the cinematic arts. The 2016 Emerging Programmers have played an integral role in selecting the Joel Fein Emerging Filmmaker shorts collection and the winner of that program, Smallgrass selections, and in-school screenings. Additionally, they’ve taken field trips, watched an Essential Screening Series, learned about film criticism, and been mentored by Tallgrass Programming staff. The EPA program is supported in part by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

USD 259 FILMMAKER IN RESIDENCE SCREENING

Filmmaker Blayne Weaver curates this year’s in-school selection, with a live Director’s Commentary and Q&A to follow. Private screening for USD 259 students only.


SPECIAL INTEREST COLLECTIONS FREE FRIDAY FILMS | Presented by: PrairieFire Coffee Roasters

All films on Friday, October 14 at the Great Plains Nature Center and Wichita Public Library (Downtown) are free to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

GREENGRASS: ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS (FREE)

Presented by: Great Plains Nature Center PUMPED DRY: THE GLOBAL CRISIS OF VANISHING GROUNDWATER THIRSTY LAND WELL GROUNDED: TERRA FIRMA SHORTS COLLECTION

SHORT FILM COLLECTIONS AT THE WICHITA PUBLIC LIBRARY (FREE) ARTISTRY: ANIMATED SHORTS FUTURISTIC: SCI FI SHORTS RELATIVITY: RELATIONSHIP SHORTS

ART FILMS

AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY BURDEN HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST

CIVIL RIGHTS FILMS

GROWING UP COY MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE SERVICE TO MAN TIME SIMPLY PASSES WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH

FOODIE FILMS

INSATIABLE: THE HOMARO CANTU STORY SOUR GRAPES

GRASSCENDO: MUSIC FILMS

EAT THAT QUESTION: FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY MAD TIGER

KANSAS CONNECTIONS

BENDER JOEL FEIN SPOTLIGHT ON EMERGING FILMMAKERS PROGRAM KING KUNG FU TIMOTHY GRUVER SPOTLIGHT ON KANSAS FILMMAKERS PROGRAM

LATE NIGHT FILMS BENDER KING KUNG FU

LGBTQ INTEREST FILMS | Presented by: Liberty Press CLOSET MONSTER GROWING UP COY PUSHING DEAD WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE


SPECIAL INTEREST COLLECTIONS MILITARY THEMES | Presented by: Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers THE INNOCENTS UNDERFIRE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF PFC. TONY VACCARO HEROIC: COURAGEOUS SHORTS

RETROSPECTIVE FILMS

KING KUNG FU WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE

SPORTS FILM RUSH BROTHERS SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN DIRECTORS | Presented by: Lucinda’s CREEDMORIA DR. FEELGOOD: DEALER OR HEALER? ENLIGHTEN US: THE RISE AND FALL OF JAMES ARTHUR RAY ERASING EDEN GIRL FLU THE INNOCENTS JACKSON MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE MOTHER

SUBTITLED FILMS

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT) | French and German with English subtitles THE INNOCENTS (LES INNOCENTES) | French, Polish, and Russian with English subtitles A MAN CALLED OVE (EN MAN SOM HETER OVE) | Swedish and Persian with English subtitles MOTHER (EMA) | Estonian with English subtitles OLD STONE (LAO SHI) | Mandarin with English subtitles THE SALESMAN (FORUSHANDE) | Persian with English subtitles SANTOALLA | Spanish with English subtitles

TRUE CRIME FILMS

SANTOALLA SOUR GRAPES TIME SIMPLY PASSES FEATURETTE TICKLED TOWER

TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL SATELLITE SHOW MCPHERSON OPERA HOUSE, MCPHERSON, KS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016 7:00 PM

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.


TALLPASS VIP EVENTS VIP TALLPass, Filmmaker Pass, and Sponsor Pass holders have access to the following off-screen events.

CONSOLIDATED EQUITIES TRUST VIP LOUNGE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CANDELA AT THE LUX | 120 E. First Street 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. 15 2:00-5:00 PM | OFFICIAL BLIND HUMMUS TASTING Wichita’s best kept secret is ready for its closeup. VIPs can vote for Wichita’s best hummus. The winner of the Golden Garbanzo will be announced at the Closing Night Gala and Awards Ceremony.

VIP TALLPASS SPECIAL EVENTS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 | GARDEN PARTY | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM BOTANICA | 701 Amidon Street Wine, beer, eats, and music by Scott Alan Knost. Presented by: VIP Wichita Magazine

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 | CENTERPIECE SOIRÉE | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM GREAT PLAINS TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM | 700 E. Douglas Wine, beer, eats, and music by Jim Vegas Band. Presented by: Visit Wichita

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 | SUNDAY SUPPER | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM THE MONARCH | 579 W. Douglas Celebrate the final day of the Tallgrass Film Festival with lunch courtesy of Monarch Gastropub. Presented by: Gavin Peters Photography

SPONSORS AND FILMMAKERS | Please check your email for additional invitation-only events.

FILMMAKERS ONLY | #ICTHACKED | THU. OCT. 13 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Visiting filmmakers go on a unique un-tour of Wichita, highlighting the off-beat and untold stories of ICT. Hosted by: TFA Board Member Ann Keefer.


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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.


2016 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORS BRONZE

Arctic Glacier Botanica Eric Engstrom & Robert Bell Farha Construction Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Great Plains Nature Center Historic Campbell Castle Hubris Communications Lamphouse Photo Co. Major Hair Company

CINEPHILE

Amazing Creations Clay & Kate Bastian Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C. Foulston Siefkin LLP Gavin Peters Photography Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, L.L.P. Johnson’s Garden Center Larry’s Appliance Law Offices of Morris Laing Evans Brock & Kennedy, Chtd. Lucinda’s Lynda Carrier-Metz Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P.

PATRON

Kenneth Andrews Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Aspen Boutique Beachwood Pictures Bonnie Bing-Honeyman Bonavia Industries Buffalo Wild Wings Conlee, Schmidt & Emerson, LLP Henry Helgerson Company Pam Irish Jason’s Deli Jeff Johnson Jimmy John’s Ann Keefer

FILM BUFF

Barleycorn’s Beards Floral Design Bohemia Day Spa Chicken Poop CryoKansas Gardner Design Richard L. Honeyman Leslie Horigan

Maximum Outdoor Equipment Mittlestadt Props & Design Old Town T-Shirts The Bar’s Open The Great Plains Transportation Museum The Plaid Giraffe Total Printing Solutions Wheat State Wine Co. Wichita Times | Travel Kansas

Media Partners, Inc. Richard & Deyne Meadow Pepsi Beverage Company Roche-Mère Wine Selections Jim & Kathy Siebert SPLURGE! Magazine The Arts Council The Humidor East Cigars and Lounge The Workroom Truffles Catering David Traster, Foulston Siefkin, LLP

Larkspur Bistro Liberty Press Lynn Miskell Promo Depot Kathy Schaak School of Rock Security 1st Title Shiftboard Traditions Home The Kitchen Place Twotrees Technologies LLC Wichita State University Paul & Michelle Witte

Nicole Howerton Grae & April Johnson Wendy Johnson Panera Bread Radio Kansas Greg Shelton The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Don Wright


2016 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORS FILM FAN

Suzanne Ahlstrand Steve Butcher Thane Chastain Chris Clark Wade Davis Jeff Deitchler

DONOR

Dennis Aig Karen Anderson Paul Babich Danette Baker Lisa Crenshaw Darlene Dinkel Jeff Emmot Garvey KS Foundation Wade Hampton Christine Heim Diana Gordon Dr. MaryAnne Johnson Lela Meadow-Conner

Kyle Filiatreault Cindy Hand Joe & Trudy Miller Wayne B. Smith Ron & Lee Starkel Van Chase Studios Tom Mittlestadt Bradley S. Moser William & Sue Owens Tony F Princ Nick Probst Sean Ritter Brad Ruder Kari S. Schmidt Emily Snow Sarah Snow Mary Ward Debra L. Washington John Wildman

2016 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS STAFF

Lela Meadow-Conner, Executive Director, Marketing Programming Nick Pope, Director of Programming & Operations Gretchen Mitchell, Co-Director of Programming Shan Jabara, Director of Acquisitions & Community Engagement Eric Moore, LGBTQ Programming Consultant Events Tom Mittlestadt, Event Designer Anne Bowman, Food & Beverage Director Mary Ann Hollander, Event Manager Lena Young, VIP Lounge Manager Byron Love, Entertainment Coordinator Shannon Boone, Beverage Coordinator John Hale, Beverage Coordinator Tech Thane Chastain, Technical Director Ryan Graves, Proludio Taylor Dietterich, Tech Assistant John Willome, Tech Assistant

Box Office Francine Fairweather, Box Office Director Mark Rodriguez, Assistant Box Office Director Brian Gray, Box Office Manager Hospitality Arietta Austin, Hospitality Director Blaire Birdsong, Hospitality Coordinator Marketing, Social Media & Publicity Erin Patten, Director of Production John Wildman, Festival Publicist Ian Stewart, Graphic Designer Mike Briley, Staff Photographer Jamil Malone, Twitter Master Naythan Smith, Tallgrass TV Patty Lane, Graphics Associate Shannon Fitts, Program Design Volunteer Gray Brand, Volunteer Director Assistants & Interns Amber Brown, Executive Assistant Hulda Boccino, Programming Assistant Andre Seward, Programming Assistant Hannah Bothner, Intern Aubrey Burgess, Intern


2016 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lynda Carrier-Metz, President Kate Bastian, Vice President April Johnson, Treasurer Cindy Hand, Secretary Susan Bowers, Past President Bonnie Bing Honeyman Emily Bonavia, Board Emeritus Steve Butcher Chris Clark Jeff Deitchler Kyle Filiatreault Bill Gardner

PROGRAMMERS

Torin Andersen Jeremy Bennett Shannon Fitts Vaughn Fry Mariah Hall Charity Hicks

PRESCREENERS Elizabeth Ablah Kathy Anderson Kelsie Baab Ellen Crispin Alicia Dale Steve Gardner Ransom Jabara Brenda Knight

Ruthie Gillespie Floyd Gruver, Board Emeritus Richard Honeyman Nicole Howerton Pam Irish Wendy Johnson Ann Keefer, Board Emeritus Lynn Miskell Jim Siebert Kathy Siebert Don Wright

Dillinger Jefferis Art Kenyon Sheila Mitchell Clem Moreno Tina Walterscheid

Deyne Meadow Susan Moeder Melissa Reigel Sean Ritter Novelene Ross Thom Scott Dee Turner

EMERGING PROGRAMMING APPRENTICES Camiela Bacha, Bishop Carroll Shaemus Cowan, St. Thomas Aquinas Peter Daood, The Independent School Kate Gondwe, Wichita Collegiate School Madison Hayes, Brooks Middle School Andrew Kivett, Trinity Academy Adelynn Martin, Allison Traditional Magnet School Caleb Milby, Rose Hill High School Morgan Nesbitt, Wichita Southeast High School Satchell Owens, Wichita East High School Erika Pettibone, Independently Educated Micah Streeter, Rose Hill High School Trenton Tabor, Wichita Northwest High School Blaise Webster, The Independent School


2016 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS 2016 FILMMAKER ADVISORY BOARD Brad Johnson Justin Johnson Eshom Nelms Ian Nelms

Ingrid Serban Emily Ting Justina Walford

COVER ART | FESTIVAL ARTWORK Howerton + White Interactive

VENUE MANAGERS Jack Silvers Bryan Clark Hugo Phan Daniel Pewewardy Debbie Riley-Williams

VOLUNTEER COUNCIL Will Pyles Hugo Phan Edgar Costilla Jenni Alonso Suellen Petrillo

Lisa Johnston Dave Johnston Mark Murphy Marti Secondine

Leo Howell Karen Lundblade Anita Raghavan Tavrick Lawless Michelle Vishnefske

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE Gay Quisenberry Alicia Dale Steve Gardner Charity Hicks

EXECUTIVE DECOR COMMITTEE Tanya Merritt Will Pyles Wyatt Scheeder

ENTERTAINMENT AND BANDS The Arnold Palmer Band DJ Carbon DJ Superwolf Emily Strom The Jim Vegas Band

SENIOR PROJECTIONISTS Bruce Blank Tim Buller Jim Davis Taylor Dietterich Vaughn Fry

Novelene Ross Dee Turner Tina Walterscheid

Cyndie Ponder Jovana Johnson

Nathan Williams Jazz Quartet Scott Alan Knost Peelander-Z The Phantastics

Leo Howell Clem Moreno Fletcher Powell Chris Wren Tom Wren


2016 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS TALLGRASS PRESS CORPS Bruce Ward Dwight Corrin Mark Cassell Arnold Graef Steven Green Carey Hedrick

TALLGRASS TV

Ian Blume Andrew Claycomb Brayden Frazier

Gerald McCoy John Moody Win Oo John Pic Novelene Ross Patty Siering

Dre Kahmeyer Naythan Smith Aaron Witrz

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Alternative Gifts International (PUMPED DRY) American Institute of Wine & Food (SOUR GRAPES) Butler Community College, Culinary Arts Program (INSATIABLE: THE HOMARO CANTU STORY) Community Theatre of Wichita (THE SALESMAN) Exploration Place (APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD) Equality Kansas (GROWING UP COY) Fisch Haus (BURDEN) Harvester Arts (BURDEN) Medical Loan Closet (A MAN CALLED OVE) Kansas Author’s Club (AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY) Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (RUSH BROTHERS) Midwest Winefest (SOUR GRAPES) Old Cowtown Museum (BENDER) Positive Directions (PUSHING DEAD) Strange Currency, KMUW 89.1 Public Radio (EAT THAT QUESTION: FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS | MAD TIGER) Sedgwick County Historical Museum (TOWER) Society for Professional Journalism, Wichita Chapter (TICKLED) Soroptimist International (TO BE A MISS) The Community Voice (MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE | TIME SIMPLY PASSES | WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH | SERVICE TO MAN) Wichita Camera Club (HARRY BENSON: SHOOT FIRST) WSU Creative Writing Program (AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY) WSU Geology Club (THIRSTY LAND) WSU Green Group (WELL GROUNDED: TERRA FIRMA SHORTS) WSU Iranian Student Association (THE SALESMAN) Wichita Transgender Community Network (GROWING UP COY | A MAN CALLED OVE) Wichita Urban Professionals (MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE | TIME SIMPLY PASSES | WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH | SERVICE TO MAN)

FESTIVAL TRAILER MUSIC | “1000 Dreams” by Heavy Luxury

Produced and Engineered by Paul DeCeglie | Co-produced by Glenn Baughman Written and Performed by Kenneth Andrews | Drums by Chris Herriage From the album HEART INSIDE YOUR MIND.


2016DOCUMENTARY TALLGRASS FILM FEATURE FESTIVAL FILMS CREDITS FESTIVAL FOUNDER Timothy O. Gruver

SPECIAL THANKS

86 Press Organic Juice Marlo Angell Anne’s Minions Archer Hotels Tammy Bacha Backstage Makeup Studio Barbie Banks Beards Floral Design Justin Begnaud Jason Bell Eva Bergman-Larsson Chris Boeckmann Barney Byard Christina Bluml Richard Bowman Kylie Brown Bernadette Bradshaw Wayne Bryan Angela Cassette Chanel at Von Maur Brad, Edie & Margo Conner Crust and Crumb Bakery Geoff Deibel Karen Duling Linn Donkersgoed Gretchen Eick Fisch Haus Kelli Foster Diana Gordon Becky and Eliot Green Veronica Elliott Loncar Adam Hartke Marla Hayden Harvester Arts House of Schwan Graphics Dept. Boyd Howard Kansas Historic Theatre Association John Jones Marty Keenan

Kevin Keplar League of Women Voters Jan Luth Kirk Longhofer Allen Mairs Make ICT Mark McCormick Patricia McDonnell Brent McNulty Deyne Meadow Alfreda Micheaux William Mitchell Mindfire Academy Annelise Muret Museum of the Moving Image Denise Nelson New York Film Critics Series Kendra Nguyen Jamie Opat Rod Pocowatchit Fletcher Powell Gay Quisenberry Mike Ramsey Jen Ray Mallory Rine Keegan Rogers Julie Smith Chris Stong Squawfish SoNu Events Emily Strom Tallgrass Studios Wendy Tompkins Debra Washington Darren Willard Ray Wills Aaron Wirtz Michael Wunch

The 2016 Tallgrass Film Festival Program is dedicated to longtime festival programmer Teddie Barlow.


TALLGRASS FILM ASSOCIATION YEAR-ROUND COMING SOON SMALLGRASS FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL | 01.14.17 | Exploration Place SHAKEN NOT STIRRED | 04.05.17 | Fundraiser at Abode Venue 6th ANNUAL DOWN TO THE WIRE: 24 HOUR FILM RACE June 2017 with CreativeRush

15th ANNUAL TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL | 10.18.17 - 10.22.17

TALLGRASS 2016: A YEAR IN REVIEW

Thank you to all of our year-round programming partners who made the following events possible: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Smallgrass Family Friendly Film Festival with Exploration Place Tallgrass Traveling Road Show with Kansas Historic Theatre Association 4th annual Shaken Not Stirred: TFA Fundrasier An Evening With Oscar Micheaux with Wichita Art Museum ICT Art Dog: Wag the Dog Progressive Screening & Craft Beer Crawl The Jazz Loft with Wichita Jazz Festival Neighborhood Superstar celebration in honor of R.G. Miller with Fisch Haus & Harvester Arts Strings on Screen music films with Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum & Exploration Place Oklahoma Sing-A-Long & Pie Auction with Music Theatre Wichita Taste of Cinema: American Wine Story with Wheat State Wine Co. POLITIFlix Screening Series at LivingSound Tunes + Tallgrass with Wichita Art Museum Down to the Wire: 24 Hour Film Race in partnership with CreativeRush 6th annual Dudegrass at Northrock Lanes DTTW:KC & Best of the Fests Showcase at AMC Theatres, Kansas CIty, MO Toast to Tallgrass: Craft Beer & Fancy Toast fundraiser at Public at the Brickyard

DONATE YOUR DISCS! Inspired by Free Little Book Libraries, the Tallgrass

Mini Movie Library Project brings incredible cinematic journeys into homes throughout Wichita. You may donate your gently used discs at any Tallgrass Film Festival venue. For a map of library locations, visit tallgrassfilmfest.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers help the grass grow! Year-round volunteer opportunities include programmers, staffing events, and more. Visit shiftboard.com/tallgrass to register today.

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