15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival - 2017

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BOX OFFICE OFFICE BOX MAIN BOX OFFICE

Wichita Scottish Rite Center | 332 E. First Street Beginning MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 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.

Box Office Hours Monday, Oct. 16 & Tuesday, Oct. 17: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday, Oct. 18: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thurs, Oct. 19, Fri, Oct. 20, Sat Oct. 21: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM Sunday, Oct. 22: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

BOX OFFICE ONLINE | tallgrassfilmfest.com

You may purchase TALLPasses, Binge Passes 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 the Scottish Rite Box A office. You may exchange vouchers for admission to Gala and GA screenings here. Additional Box Offices will be located at Roxy’s Downtown, Wilke Family Center, and the Wichita Art Museum for that venue only. You may exchange GA vouchers at these locations for admission. All screenings at the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) and Wichita Public Library (Library) are free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

WALSER INFORMATION STATION | Located in the Scottish Rite throughout the festival, this is the place for all of your festival FAQ’s including lost & found, programmer’s picks, and more. Sponsored by Walser Automotive Group

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

PARKING | Metered parking is available downtown, and is free after 5:00 PM and on weekends. Free weekday parking is available 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.

Q-LINE | Ditch your car & ride the Q. Check out our special Tallgrass Film Fest Q-Line route that hits all of our venues at tallgrassfilmfest.com.

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. Visit the online Film Guide at tallgrassfilmfest.com for more details and up-to-the-minute film information.


BOX OFFICE OFFICE BOX PRICING

TALLPass | $250. 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 $50/day.

BINGE PASS | $65. Binge the day away on Saturday, Oct. 21 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). Sponsored by Howerton + White

DITCH PASS | $25. Let us do the work for you! Only 100 Ditch Passes are

available for Friday, October 20. Enjoy all general admission films, Happy Hour 4-5pm in the Ditch Den at the VIP Lounge and the Centerpiece Gala and After Party (check website for availability). Sponsored by Quantum Credit Union

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.

FREE MILITARY DAY | All films shown on Thursday, October 19 are

free of charge to active military and veterans with proper ID. Sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

FREE FRIDAY FILMS | All films on Friday, October 20 at the Kansas Leadership Center and Wichita Public Library (Downtown) are free to the public. Sponsored by Northrock Lanes

FREE EDUCATION EVENTS | smART STUDIO, and Filmmaker Roundtables are free to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis in the Classroom at the LUX.

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 • • • • • • • • • •

Classroom at The Lux | 120 E. First Street Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) | 325 E Douglas The Orpheum Theatre (ORPHEUM) | 200 N. Broadway Roxy’s Downtown (Roxy's) | 412 1/2 E. Douglas (Bank of America) Ruffin Building Theater (RUFFIN) | 123 N. Broadway Site Box Cinema @ Pop Up Park | 121 E. Douglas Venue 332 at Wichita Scottish Rite Center (SCOTTISH) | 332 E. First Street Wichita Art Museum (WAM) | 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Wichita Downtown Public Library (LIBRARY) | 223 S. Main Wilke Family Life Center @First United Methodist Church (WILKE) | 330 N. Broadway

GALA PARTY VENUES • • • •

WEDNESDAY | Wichita Art Museum | 1400 W. Museum Blvd FRIDAY | Union Station | 701 E. Douglas SATURDAY | Bus Depot | 312 S. Broadway SUNDAY | Emprise Bank | 257 N. Broadway

VIP LOUNGE | Candela at The Lux | 120 E. First Street Sponsored by Consolidated Equities Trust

VIP TALLPASS EVENT VENUES

• THURSDAY | Loft 150 | 150 N. Mosley • FRIDAY | Aero Plains Brewing | 117 N Handley St • SUNDAY | The Monarch | 579 W. Douglas

FILMMAKER ACCOMMODATIONS • Hotel at Waterwalk | 711 S. Main

VOLUNTEER LOUNGE | Auditorium at The Lux | 120 E. First Street Sponsored by Carlos O’Kelly’s

TALLGRASS AT BARLEYCORN’S | 608 E. Douglas

Live Music by Jenny Wood Band. Free for TALLPass holders. $5 with any 2017 Tallgrass ticket stub. $7 GA. Open to the public.

THURSDAY OCT. 19, 10:30PM

CONCESSIONS

ROXY’S | Daily Menu/Drink Service SCOTTISH RITE | Evenings, Bar on Demand THE ORPHEUM | Daily Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Evening WILKE FAMILY LIFE CENTER | Daily


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 19 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 | 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.

VIP TALLPASS ONLY SPECIAL EVENTS THURSDAY, OCT 19 | Mayor's VIP | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Loft 150 | 150 N. Mosely

Mayor Jeff Longwell welcomes Filmmakers & VIPs to the film festival. Music by Jim Vegas Band. Sponsored by Syndeo FRIDAY, OCT 20 | Visit Wichita Welcome | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Aero Plains Brewing | 117 N Handley Visit Wichita invites VIPs for a friday afternoon happy hour with wine, beer, eats and music by DJ Carbon. Sponsored by Visit Wichita

SUNDAY, OCT. 22 | Firkin Storyteller Lunch | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM The Monarch | 579 W. Douglas

Raise a glass to Storyteller Award Honoree Larry Gross over lunch and a pint from the Tallgrass Brewing Company specialty firkin keg. Sponsored by Gavin Peters Photography

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

FILMMAKERS ONLY | RSVP required Notorious ICT | THU. OCT. 19 1:30 AM - 5 PM

Visiting filmmakers take on a unique un-tour of Wichita, highlighting the off-beat and untold stories of ICT stopping off at iconic locations. Hosted by: TFA Board Member Ann Keefer. RSVP required. Sponsored by The Workroom

Yoga & Breakfast @Public at the Brickyard | SAT. OCT. 21 10:00 AM

Wake up, refresh & get movie-ready with some a short stretch and sustenance at Public at the Brickyard.


GALA SCREENINGS AND EVENTS Please note party doors open immediately following the Q&A

OPENING NIGHT GALA SPONSORED BY: STEVE ANDERSON FOR THE BIRDS* (VIR DE VOËLS)

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE DIRECTOR: Quentin Krog South Africa | 2016 | 2h 4m Afrikaans with English subtitles

WED. OCT. 18 7:00 PM | SCOTTISH It’s the 70’s and Irma Humpel, an independent-thinking young woman, finds herself in front of the minister with Sampie de Klerk. How did she get here? Is she ready for this kind of commitment? * Actors Simoné Nortmann and Neels van Jaarsveld scheduled to attend. Preceded by: FIDGET SINNER | d. Micah Streeter, p. Peter Daood | USA | 2017 | 7m Tallgrass EPA’s DTTW Film Race student entry Opening Night Gala Party | Wichita Art Museum | 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Celebrate the first night of Tallgrass in style at the Wichita Art Museum with food, drink and live music by Llew Brown Band. $25 for film and party.

CENTERPIECE GALA SPONSORED BY: GRUMPY OLD MEN HUNTING EMMA (JAGVELD)* MID-WEST PREMIERE DIRECTOR: Byron Davis South Africa | 2016 | 1h 43m Afrikaans with English subtitles

FRI. OCT. 20 8:00 PM | SCOTTISH Emma le Roux just wants to go home for the holidays. Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma. She’s made the trip to her father’s farm a thousand times. Piece of cake. But not today... * Producer Tim Theron and Actor Neels van Jaarsveld scheduled to attend. Preceded by: DEADLOCK WEDLOCK | DTTW Film Race Grand Prize Winner d. Landon Barton, p. Jake Fisher | USA | 2017 | 7m Centerpiece Gala Party | Union Station | 701 E. Douglas Join us for a Tallgrass Side Show with shenanigans, drinks, eats and live entertainment from The Comfort Revue. $25 for film and party.


GALA SCREENINGS AND EVENTS STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT GALA SPONSORED BY: RICK & MONICA NUTT I HATE THE MAN IN MY BASEMENT* DIRECTOR: Dustin Cook USA | 2017 | 1h 32m SAT. OCT. 21 8:00 PM | SCOTTISH Lonely and isolated, and still grieving for his murdered wife, Claude develops an unexpected crush for salsa instructor Kyra. Unfortunately, he’s not sure how to move forward since he still has this… situation…in the basement. * Writer/Director Dustin Cook scheduled to attend. Stubbornly Independent Gala Party | Bus Depot | 312 S. Broadway It’s Dystopia at the former Greyhound Bus Station with drinks, eats, and live entertainment from DJ Panda and Fool News. $25 for film and party.

CLOSING NIGHT GALA AND AWARDS CEREMONY SPONSORED BY: EMPRISE BANK SERVED LIKE A GIRL* DIRECTOR: Lysa Heslov USA | 2017 | 1h 30m SUN. OCT. 22 6:30 PM | ORPHEUM

Served Like A Girl chronicles the lives of female veterans as they compete for the crown of Ms. Veteran America. * Director Lysa Heslov and Guest scheduled to attend. Film preceded by TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY Hosted by Men’s Scrapbooking Club. Awards by MakeICT Closing Night Party | Emprise Bank | 257 N. Broadway Play it, Sam. We celebrate the final night of the 15th annual TFF with drinks, eats, and live entertainment from Crisis Casanova. $25 for film and party.


AWARDS AD ASTRA AWARD

Tallgrass Film Association is honored to present the 2017 Ad Astra award to actress and filmmaker ROSE MCGOWAN. Iconic actress and filmmaker that epitomizes the phrase “stubbornly independent,” McGowan exhibits a rare combination of dynamic and unforgettable screen presence in Tallgrass’s retro presentation of PLANET TERROR, as well as her searing cinematic vision in her critically acclaimed directorial debut, DAWN. McGowan has been a dynamic and provocative presence on film and television for the past two decades. A favorite of the most iconoclastic directors, she has appeared in acclaimed films by Gregg Araki, Wes Craven, Brian De Palma, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. In 2014, her directorial debut, DAWN (2014) was nominated for the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Grand Jury Prize. McGowan made an indelible mark on the independent film scene with her iconic debut in Araki’s THE DOOM GENERATION (1995), which earned her a Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance. She followed that success with Craven’s SCREAM (1996), one of the highest grossing films of the year, and launched a film franchise that arguably revived the horror genre. Additional strong performances in indie films include GOING ALL THE WAY (1997), SOUTHIE (1998), and JAWBREAKER (1999). McGowan also found great success on television, in Showtime’s THE KILLING YARD (2001), Aaron Spelling’s popular series CHARMED, (2002-2006), and NIP/TUCK (2009), among others. McGowan returned to the big screen with a vengeance in the celebrated Grindhouse double-feature including Rodriguez’s PLANET TERROR (2007) and Tarantino’s DEATH PROOF (2007). More recent appearances include CONAN THE BARBARIAN (2011), and television stints on both “Chosen” (2014) and “Once Upon a Time” (2013-2014). McGowan will next be seen in Jenna Marttison’s indie sci-fi thriller, THE SOUND.

AD ASTRA AWARD CEREMONY SPONSORED BY: BREE & JASON COX AD ASTRA AWARD CEREMONY* | THU. OCT. 19 9:00 PM | SCOTTISH Including: DAWN | d. Rose McGowan | USA | 2014 | 17m and Q&A with Film Critic and host of The Canon, Amy Nicholson and Festworks’ Editor John Wildman. Ad Astra Award by Karg Art Glass Followed by PLANET TERROR | d. Robert Rodriguez | USA | 2007 | 1h 45m Starring Rose McGowan. Sponsored by Planet Hair * Director/Actress Rose McGowan scheduled to attend.


AWARDS L. M. KIT CARSON STORYTELLER AWARD Conceived and sponsored by filmmaker Hunter Carson, the son of film legends L.M. Kit Carson and Karen Black, the Storyteller Award recognizes the contributions to cinema by a screenwriter(s) who exemplifies a unique voice. The award is inspired by the work of Kit Carson, both in front of and behind the camera, as a writer, director, producer, and actor on films such as PARIS, TEXAS, and BREATHLESS. On the occasion of the 35th anniversary screening of 48 HOURS, we salute the work of co-writer LARRY GROSS, whose career spans more than four decades as a screenwriter, producer, and film journalist. The tribute includes a screening of the iconic buddy cop movie, starring Nick Note and featuring the film debut of Eddie Murphy, followed by a candid conversation with Gross on the art of writing for the screen. Perhaps best known for his work with writer/director Walter Hill, their screenwriting collaboration resulted in four films: 48 HOURS (1983), STREETS OF FIRE (1984), ANOTHER 48 HOURS (1990) and GERONIMO (1993). He also adapted VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE (2009) from the best selling novel by Paulo Coehlo and WE DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (2004) for which he won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Other works include BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY (2004), PROZAC NATION (2001). CHINESE BOX (1997), and TRUE CRIME (l999) starring and directed by Clint Eastwood He is a frequent contributor to film journals including Film Comment, Sight And Sound, Filmmaker Magazine, Movie City News, and Premiere Magazine. He has taught screenwriting at Columbia University, New York University, Chapman University, and Brooklyn College.

L.M. KIT CARSON STORYTELLER AWARD CEREMONY PRESENTED BY: HUNTER CARSON 48 HOURS* 35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING DIRECTOR: Walter Hill USA | 1982 | 1h 36m Followed by a Q&A and

L.M. KIT CARSON STORYTELLER CEREMONY SUN. OCT. 22 3:30 PM | SCOTTISH A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer. * Writer Larry Gross scheduled to attend.


STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT SINCE 2003 JAKE EUKER STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT AWARD COMPETITION Four official selections competed for this year’s Stubbornly Independent Gala Screening/Party and additional prizes including: $5,000 cash prize sponsored by Barry and Paula Downing; and a one-of-a-kind Stubbornly Independent Tap Handle Award from Van Chase Studios. The winning film, Dustin Cook’s I HATE THE MAN IN MY BASEMENT, was selected by a jury of industry professionals. To Cook “Stubbornly Independent is believing in your story and doing whatever it takes to tell it, after hearing "no" along with all the reasons it won't work,” said Cook. This is the sixth year of the Jake Euker Stubbornly Independent competition. Eligible films must be domestic narrative feature films made for $500,000 or less without traditional, theatrical, domestic distribution at the time of the festival screening. Previous winners have all gone on to secure distribution following their appearance at the Tallgrass Film Festival.

2017 STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT NOMINEES 20 WEEKS (d. Leena Pendharkar) BLUR CIRCLE (d. Christopher Hansen) BOMB CITY (d. Jameson Brooks) I HATE THE MAN IN MY BASEMENT (d. Dustin Cook)

2017 STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT JURY

Rebecca Celli - Director, Sales and Marketing, Cargo Films and Releasing Nancy Gerstman - Co-President/Founder, Zeitgeist Films Jeffrey Winter - Co-Executive Director, Film Collaborative

PREVIOUS STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT AWARD WINNERS

2016 | DELINQUENT (d. Kieran Valla) 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)

YOUR VOTE COUNTS VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FESTIVAL FILM!

Ballots for eligible films will be handed out at each screening. ALL AWARDS will be announced at the CLOSING NIGHT GALA & AWARDS CEREMONY ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 22. Honors include the Audience Awards for Narrative/Documentary Features and Short Film, Best Kansas and Emerging Filmmaker Shorts, and the Golden Strands Programming Awards including the Teddie Barlow Outstanding Female Filmmaker Award.


SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN DOC DIRECTORS DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION In 2017, Tallgrass Film Association (TFA) created the DOX Spotlight to showcase the incredible real life stories being told by women documentary filmmakers. Three finalists were chosen and the winning film, STUMPED, was selected by an all female industry jury. The film tells the dynamic and inspiring story of a filmmaker who turns to stand up-comedy as therapy after a tragic personal loss, and follows his convictions in the hope of reclaiming his independence. Filmmaker Robin Berghaus has directed, produced, filmed and edited more than 100 short documentaries and commercials. Her award-winning projects have screened at film festivals all over the world. TFA & DOX sponsor Greteman Group are honored to present Robin with the first DOX Spotlight Award for her dedication to represent the female-voice in the art of documentary filmmaking. Eligible DOX films were women-directed, feature-length documentaries, not bound by budget or country, with no traditional distribution at the time of the film festival. Congratulations to all the nominees!

2017 DOX SPOTLIGHT NOMINEES CITY OF JOY (d. Madeleine Gavin) FOREVER 'B' (d. Skye Borgman) STUMPED (d. Robin Berghaus)

2017 DOX SPOTLIGHT JURY

Beth Barrett - Artistic Director, Seattle International Film Festival Maisie Crow - Documentary Film Director (JACKSON) Debra Zimmerman - Executive Director, Women Make Movies

DOX SPOTLIGHT AND AWARD CEREMONY PRESENTED BY: GRETEMAN GROUP STUMPED* DIRECTOR: Robin Berghaus USA | 2017 | 1h 12m Preceded by JUST GO! d. Pavels Gumennikovs Latvia | 2017 | 11m and DOX Award

Presentation Ceremony

When a filmmaker loses his limbs, he turns to stand-up comedy as therapy and undergoes a double-arm transplant in the hope of reclaiming his independence. Q&A with Film Critic and host of The Canon, Amy Nicholson. * Director Robin Berghaus scheduled to attend. THU. OCT. 19 6:30 PM | SCOTTISH


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS 20 WEEKS* (SI NOMINEE) DIRECTOR: Leena Pendharkar USA | 2017 | 1h 29m

A couple must decide on how to move forward when their baby is diagnosed with a serious health condition at the 20 week scan. * Producer Jane Kelly Kosek scheduled to attend. SAT. OCT. 21 12:45 PM | ROXY’S

ALASKA IS A DRAG* DIRECTOR: Shaz Bennett USA | 2017 | 1h 23m Preceded by: DRAGTAVISTS d. Savannah Rodgers USA/KS | 2017 | 7m

Leo, an aspiring drag superstar, and his twin sister are trapped in the monotony of fish guts and fist fights. He fights back out of necessity which catches the local boxing coach’s attention. Leo has to face the real reason he’s stuck in Alaska. Followed by drag show. Sponsored by Positive Directions * Director Shaz Bennett scheduled to attend. SAT. OCT. 21 10:15 PM | ROXY’S

BADSVILLE* DIRECTOR: April Mullen USA | 2017 | 1h 37m

A violent greaser gang is ripped apart when their leader finds love and is determined to leave Badsville - a town where love doesn’t exist. * Writer/Actor Benjamin Barrett. Producer David J. Phillips scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 20 11:45 AM | ROXY’S SAT. OCT. 21 4:15 PM | ORPHEUM


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS BLACK COP* DIRECTOR: Cory Bowles USA | 2017 | 1h 31m Preceded by: GOODBYE, OLD GLORY d. Jordan Haro | USA | 2017 | 17m A black cop is pushed to the edge, after his colleagues profile him while off-duty. In this hyper-active satire, he figures out a way to take out his frustration… at work. * Producer Aaron Horton scheduled to attend. THU. OCT. 19 7:30 PM | ROXY’S FRI. OCT. 20 10:15 AM | SCOTTISH

BLUR CIRCLE* (SI NOMINEE) DIRECTOR: Christopher Hansen USA | 2016 | 1h 32m

Jill Temple is a single mother still grieving the loss of her young son after he disappeared two years ago. * Writer/Producer Brian Elliott scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 20 6:15 PM | ROXY’S

BOMB CITY* (SI NOMINEE) DIRECTOR: Jameson Brooks USA | 2017 | 1h 32m

Crime-drama about the cultural aversion of teenage punks in a conservative Texas town and their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent group of jocks. Based on the true story of Brian Deneke. * Director/Writer Jameson Brooks, Writer/Composer Sheldon Chick, Producer/Actor Major Dodge scheduled to attend. SUN. OCT. 22 12:30 PM | ROXY’S


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS DAVE MADE A MAZE* DIRECTOR: Bill Watterson USA | 2017 | 1h 20m Preceded by: THE DAY BEFORE d. Geoff Marslett | USA | 2017 | 16m

Dave, an unrealized artist, builds a fort in his living room, only to wind up trapped by his own creation. * Producer John Charles Meyer scheduled to attend. SAT. OCT. 21 9:00 PM | ORPHEUM

THE DIVINE ORDER DIRECTOR: Petra Volpe Switzerland | 2017 | 1h 36m

Swiss German with English subtitles

A young and dutiful housewife challenges the status quo by fighting for women's right to vote in 1971 Switzerland. Her new found celebrity brings humiliation and threats, but also a few startling discoveries about her own liberation. Switzerland's Submission for the Academy Awards - Best Foreign Language Film. Sponsored by Brenda Farha FRI. OCT. 20 10:00 AM | WILKE SUN. OCT. 22 2:30 PM | WAM

THE FEELS DIRECTOR: Jenée LaMarque USA | 2017 | 1h 30m Preceded by: THE FINAL SHOW d. Dana Nachman | USA | 2016 | 10m

Andi and Lu are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, Lu reveals a secret that derails the weekend in unexpected and poignant ways. FRI. OCT. 20 9:45 AM | ROXY’S SAT. OCT. 21 10:15 AM | RUFFIN


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS GOOK DIRECTOR: Justin Chon USA | 2017 | 1h 34m Preceded by: IT'S JUST A GUN d. Brian Robau | USA | 2016 | 15m In 1992, two Korean-American brothers strike up an unlikely friendship with an 11-year-old African-American girl, while racial tensions build to a breaking point as the L.A. riots break out. FRI. OCT. 20 1:45 PM | ROXY'S SAT. OCT. 21 12:15 PM | SCOTTISH

IN LOVE WITH LOU DIRECTOR: Cordula Kablitz-Post Germany | 2016 | 1h 53m German, Italian, Russian with English subtitles

Legendary 18th century writer, Lou Andreas-Salomé, vows to never to fall in love and to pursue philosophical and intellectual perfection with her contemporaries Paul Rée, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Rainer Maria Rilke. FRI. OCT. 20 9:30 AM | ORPHEUM SAT. OCT. 21 3:30 AM | WAM

THE KING'S CHOICE (KONGENS NEI)

DIRECTOR: Erik Poppe Norway | 2016 | 2h 10m

Norwegian, German, Danish, Swedish with English subtitles

Based on the true the story about three dramatic days in April 1940, when the King of Norway is presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the German armed forces: surrender or die. THU. OCT. 19 12:45 PM | SCOTTISH SAT. OCT. 21 10:00 AM | WILKE


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS LAND OF THE LITTLE PEOPLE DIRECTOR: Yaniv Berman Israel | 2016 | 1h 23m Hebrew with English subtitles

Preceded by: ALL THE MARBLES d. Michael Swingler | USA | 2017 | 17m Four teenagers who live in an Israeli military town, fight with two deserters over control of their territory. THU. OCT. 19 10:30 AM | SCOTTISH SUN. OCT. 22 3:00 PM | ROXY'S

LAURA GETS A CAT* DIRECTOR: Michael Ferrell USA | 2017 | 1h 23m

Laura, an unemployed writer in New York City, tries to juggle an unexciting boyfriend, an affair with a performance artist, and a vivid imaginary life. * Director Michael Ferrell scheduled to attend. SAT. OCT. 21 2:45 PM | ORPHEUM SUN. OCT. 22 9:30 PM | SCOTTISH

LUCKY* DIRECTOR: John Carroll Lynch USA | 2017 | 1h 28m Preceded by: SHY GUYS d. Fredric Lehne | USA | 2016 | 9m

Having outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards the often unattainable — enlightenment. Sponsored by Kathy and Jim Siebert * Co-Writers Drago Sumonja, Logan Sparks scheduled to attend. THU. OCT. 19 5:15 PM | ROXY'S FRI. OCT. 20 3:15 PM | SCOTTISH


NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS PLANET TERROR* DIRECTOR: Robert Rodriguez USA | 2007 | 1h 45m Retrospective Screening

Preceded by: DAWN | d. Rose McGowan USA | 2014 | 17m and Ad Astra Award Presentation Ceremony After a bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie creatures, it is up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and the ones behind its release. Sponsored by Planet Hair Presentation includes and Q&A with Film Critic and host of The Canon, Amy Nicholson and Festworks’ Editor John Wildman. * Director and Actress Rose McGowan scheduled to attend. THU. OCT. 19 9:00 PM | SCOTTISH

SEAT 25* DIRECTOR: Nicholas Agnew UK | 2017 | 1h 23m Preceded by: EVE | d. Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell | Spain | 2015 | 5m

When Faye Banks secretly enters a competition to win a seat on the first manned mission to Mars, she never expects to win. But when the dangerous one way trip becomes a reality, her life on Earth is turned upside down. * Director Nicholas Agnew scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 20 11:45 AM | ORPHEUM SUN. OCT. 22 1:30 PM | SCOTTISH

THE TEACHER (UCITELKA)

DIRECTOR: Jan Hřebejk Slovakia/Czech Republic 2016 | 1h 43m Slovak with English Subtitles

A middle school teacher manipulates her student's parents into doing favors for her in exchange for previews of tests and good grades for their children. FRI. OCT. 20 5:45 AM | ROXY'S SAT. OCT. 21 11:45 PM | ORPHEUM



DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS ARCTIC SUPERSTAR DIRECTOR: Simen Braathen Norway | 2016 | 1h 10m

Norwegian and Samí w/ English Subtitles

Preceded by: RULE OF NATURE d. Dieter Primig | Namibia | 2017 | 26m The indigenous, Samí rapper, SlinCraze, is trying to earn a living and make a name for himself — the only problem is that less than 20,000 people speak his endangered language. THU. OCT. 19 1:00 PM | ROXY'S SAT. OCT. 21 6:45 PM | ORPHEUM

ANGELS OF THE SKY* DIRECTORS: Trent McGee, Josh Berman | USA | 2017 | 1h 30m Preceded by: ALL AMERICAN d. Michael Ayjian, Stephen Skeel USA | 2016 | 9m The true life story of WWII pilots from the 8th Air Force, who were shot down over German territory and became POWs — ­ told through the survivors themselves. * Guest scheduled to attend. THU. OCT. 19 3:30 PM | WILKE FRI. OCT. 20 4:45 PM | WILKE

BIG SONIA DIRECTOR: Leah Warshawski, Todd Soliday | USA | 2016 | 1h 33m Preceded by: KITTY AND ELLEN d. Leah Galant | USA | 2016 | 17m

Holocaust survivor and diva, Sonia Warshawski, has just been served an eviction notice for her popular tailor shop in suburban Kansas City. Sonia's trauma comes to the surface as she struggles with the concept of retirement. FRI. OCT. 20 12:45 PM | LIBRARY SAT. OCT. 21 12:45 PM | WILKE


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS CITY OF JOY* DIRECTOR: Madeleine Gavin USA | 2016 | 1h 14m

French and Swahili with English Subtitles

Preceded by: CONTENDERS d. Divya Pathak | UK/India | 2017 | 13m Bengali with English Subtitles

The Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is in the middle of one of the longest, most vicious conflicts, in history. An uplifting story of a center where women who have suffered unimaginable abuse come together to create a revolutionary community of leaders. * Director Madeleine Gavin scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 20 4:00 PM | ROXY'S

THE CREST DIRECTOR: Mark Covino USA | 2017 | 1h 23m Preceded by: INBOX d. B Welby-Delimere UK/Ireland | 2017 | 8m Two descendants of an Irish king journey to an island where he once presided-not to reclaim the land, but to surf the waves. An immigrant story that reminds us how we all came from somewhere else. SAT. OCT. 21 8:15 PM | ROXY'S

DINA DIRECTOR: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles | USA | 2017 | 1h 43m Preceded by: BLACK CAT d. Pascal Mercay | Australia | 2017 | 14m

An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door-greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story. Having grown up neurologically diverse, the two face the challenges of being head-over-heels for each other. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Documentary Grand Jury Prize. SAT. OCT. 21 1:00 PM | WAM


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS DOLORES DIRECTOR: Peter Bratt USA | 2017 | 1h 35m Preceded by: SILO: EDGE OF THE REAL WORLD d. Marshall Burnette | USA | 2017 | 10m Portrait of one of the most important, yet least known, activists. Dolores Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez. THU. OCT. 19 1:15 PM | WILKE SAT. OCT. 21 2:00 PM | ORPHEUM

FAST BREAK: THE

LEGENDARY JOHN MCLENDON* DIRECTOR: Kevin Willmott USA | 2016 | 1h 03m Preceded by: THE GRAND ILLUSION d. Preston Mack | USA | 2016 | 19m

McLendon not only changed the way basketball was played but who could play it as well. * Guest scheduled to attend. SUN. OCT. 22 12:15 PM | WILKE

FOR AHKEEM DIRECTOR: Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest | USA | 2017 | 1h 30m Preceded by: FAMILY REWRITTEN d. Yasmin Mistry | USA | 2017 | 14m

After a school fight lands 17-year old Daje Shelton in a court-supervised alternative high school, she's determined to turn things around and make a better future for herself, despite challenges both personally and in society. FRI. OCT. 20 3:15 PM | LIBRARY SAT. OCT. 21 12:30 PM | RUFFIN


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS FOREVER 'B'* DIRECTOR: Skye Borgman USA | 2017 | 1h 30m

A true crime story, this intimate documentary tells an astonishing story of brainwashing, manipulation, and kidnapping — and how a series of crimes could have been prevented. * Director/Producer Skye Borgman scheduled to attend. SAT. OCT. 21 5:15 PM | SCOTTISH

JANE DIRECTOR: Brett Morgen USA | 2017 | 1h 30m Preceded by: GARDENERS OF THE FOREST | d. Ceylan Carhoglu, Nicole Jordan-Webber | USA | 2017 | 15m

Unseen footage of Jane Goodall’s early explorations, groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees she studied. Sponsored by Mary Lynn Oliver FRI. OCT. 20 10:15 AM | KLC SAT. OCT. 21 5:15 PM | RUFFIN

THE LIFE, BLOOD AND RHYTHM OF RANDY CASTILLO* DIRECTOR: Wynn Ponder USA | 2017 | 1h 24m

A musical journey exploring the late, legendary drummer, Randy Castillo, who played with Ozzy Osborne, Motley Crue, Lita Ford, and other rock and roll icons of the 1980s and 1990s. * Director Wynn Ponder scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 20 6:15 PM | ORPHEUM


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE* DIRECTOR: Deborah Riley Draper USA | 2017 | 1h 24m

17 men and women, with Jesse Owens, defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler and won hearts and medals at the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin. These trailblazers kicked open the door to a new society and are a seminal moment in the fight for equality. * Director/Writer Deborah Riley Draper scheduled to attend. SUN. OCT. 22 2:45 PM | WILKE

ON THE SLY: IN SEARCH OF THE FAMILY STONE* DIRECTOR: Michael Rubenstone USA | 2016 | 1h 22m

Michael Rubenstone sets out to find the reclusive funk legend, Sly Stone. He manages to bring Sly out of hiding and record the history of Sly and the Family Stone band. Sponsored by Pam Irish. * Director/Producer Michael Rubenstone scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 20 2:00 PM | ORPHEUM SUN. OCT. 22 11:30 AM | SCOTTISH

OSKARA US PREMIERE DIRECTOR: Pablo Iraburu, Iñaki Alforja Spain | 2017 | 1h 12m Spanish with English Subtitles

Preceded by: WHEEL OF LIFE d. Marcia Jamel, Ken Schneider USA/Cuba | 2015 | 16m Spanish with English Subtitles

Oskara emerges from the meeting between Marcos Morau, an innovative Catalan choreographer, and Kukai, a group of traditional Basque dancers. Together they create a beautiful spectacle. SUN. OCT. 22 12:00 PM | WAM


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD DIRECTOR: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana Canada | 2017 | 1h 43m

The story of a profound, essential, and until now little known part of American music history: the Native musician’s influence. Featuring music from Charley Patton, Jimi Hendrix, Redbone and many more. Sponsored by Ann Keefer. FRI. OCT. 20 10:45 PM | ORPHEUM

SPETTACOLO DIRECTOR: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen | USA | 2017 | 1h 31m Italian with English Subtitles

Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues — they turned their lives into a play. Sponsored by The Shakespeare Club. THU. OCT. 19 5:45 PM | WILKE FRI. OCT. 20 6:45 PM | WILKE

TRUE CONVICTION

DIRECTOR: Jamie Meltzer USA | 2017 | 1h 24m Preceded by: SHOT | d. Aemilia Scott USA | 2016 | 9m

There's a new detective agency in Dallas, Texas, started by three exonerated men, with decades in prison served between them. FRI. OCT. 20 12:15 PM | WILKE SAT. OCT. 21 3:00 PM | WILKE


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS TWO TRAINS RUNNIN' DIRECTOR: Samuel Pollard USA | 2016 | 1h 20m Preceded by: ABBY THE SPOON LADY d. Justin Johnson | USA | 2017 | 12m

A story about the search for two forgotten blues singers, set in Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement. Sponsored by Art Busch & Jo Anne Lofland THU. OCT. 19 11:15 AM | WILKE SAT. OCT. 21 5:15 PM | WILKE

WHAT LIES UPSTREAM DIRECTOR: Cullen Hoback USA | 2017 | 1h 29m Preceded by: SOARING BACK: MESSAAGE TO THE FUTURE d. Bev Chapman | USA | 2017 | 14m

An investigation of the largest chemical drinking water contamination in a generation and the truth about what’s really happening with drinking water in America. FRI. OCT. 20 12:30 PM | KLC

WHOSE STREETS?* DIRECTOR: Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis | USA | 2017 | 1h 30m Preceded by: ONE WEEK IN APRIL d. Matthew Palmer | USA | 2017 | 10m

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. * Producer Chris Renteria scheduled to attend. FRI. OCT. 20 12:30 PM | SCOTTISH SAT. OCT. 21 9:45 AM | SCOTTISH


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS WOMAN ON FIRE DIRECTOR: Julie Sokolow USA | 2017 | 1h 30m

Follow Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City as she sets out to challenge perceptions of what it means to be transgender in America today. FRI. OCT. 20 3:00 PM | KLC SUN. OCT. 22 10:15 AM | ROXY'S

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN DIRECTOR: Jennifer M. Kroot USA | 2017 | 1h 31m Preceded by: JAMIE | d. Christopher Manning | UK | 2017 | 10m Follow the evolution of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to reclaim their lives. FRI. OCT. 20 8:30 PM | ROXY'S SAT. OCT. 21 10:30 AM | ROXY'S

NEW THIS YEAR! — SITE BOX CINEMA SPONSORED BY: RED GUARD + WICHITA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SITE BOX CINEMA @POP UP PARK | 121 E. Douglas

OCTOBER 11 – OCTOBER 22 | 11:00AM - 2:00PM Sponsored by Red Guard + Wichita Community Foundation

Enjoy FREE screenings of trailers for upcoming Tallgrass Film festival films along with short films produced by our community partners, while you grab lunch from local food trucks in this unique intimate theater experience. Visit tallgrassfilmfest.com for exact screening times. Films scheduled to screen October 16-22 include: Wichita State University, Ulrich Museum of Art PRESERVE EVERY PIECE: Conservation of the Joan Miro Mural Personnages Oiseaux | Wichita State TV | USA | 2017 | 28m Music Theatre of Wichita MTWICHITA: Definitely Broadway | MTW | d. Steven Smith | USA | 2017 | 9m Sneak Peak Teaser for the 2018 release of: DOCUMENTARY OF A LONELY GIRL: Louise Brooks d. Charolotte Siller | USA | 2018 | 6m


SHORT FILM COLLECTIONS The Short Film Collections include films from more than 30 countries. Please visit tallgrassfilmfest.com for a full listing of the films. Sponsored by Kansas Grip

ACTION | THRILLER STORIES

When action is required, action is taken. SUN. OCT. 22 10:30 AM | RUFFIN

CHOICES | DECISION STORIES

Transitions, decisions and consequences along the way. THU. OCT. 19 3:00 PM | ROXY’S

CHEER | COMEDY STORIES

Stories that come from every shade of humor. SAT. OCT. 21 5:30 PM | ROXY’S

COLOR | LGBTQ STORIES

Addressing fluidity in all the colors of the rainbow. THU. OCT. 19 10:45 AM | ROXY'S SAT. OCT. 21 2:45 PM | RUFFIN

CONNECT | RELATIONSHIP STORIES

Dating, marrying, meeting, relating and getting along. FRI. OCT. 20 4:00 PM | ORPHEUM

ENCOURAGE | SUPPORT STORIES

Stories of encouragement and support. THU. OCT. 19 4:00 PM | SCOTTISH

ENDURE | REFUGEE STORIES

Stories from the inside — of limbo, of survival, of adaptation. FRI. OCT. 20 10:00 AM | LIBRARY

FINALE | DYING STORIES

You never know when your time is up. FRI. OCT. 20 8:15 PM | ORPHEUM

SHINE | CREATIVE STORIES

Artful creations of animation and experiment. SAT. OCT. 21 10:30 AM | WAM

TWILIGHT | AGING STORIES

Facing challenges that arise later in life. FRI. OCT. 20 2:30 PM | WILKE

VIEWPOINT (POV) | SHORT STORIES DIRECTED BY WOMEN Narratives covering tough topics from the XX chromosome's POV. SAT. OCT. 21 9:30 AM | ORPHEUM


SHORT FILM COLLECTIONS EXTENDED DISCUSSIONS: Additional Shorts Program information

ENCOURAGE | SUPPORT STORIES

• GAME CHANGER | d. Lisa Eismen | Australia | 2017 | 17m • CIRCUS (Cabuwazi) BEYOND BORDERS | d. Gertrud Schulte Westenberg Germany | 2016 | 30m • OSHA'S GIFT | d. Hind Abdullah | United Arab Emirates | 2016 | 9m • 29 YEARS: A Journey to Restore Hope in Myanmar | d. Hunter Buchanan USA/Myanmar | 2017 | 26m THU. OCT. 19 4:00 PM | SCOTTISH | *Guest Scheduled to attend

ENDURE | REFUGEE STORIES Wichita Public Library BIG READ • • • •

IN OUR COUNTY | d. Louisa Wagener | Austria/Eritrea | 2016 | 30m LEFTOVERS | d. Or Carny | Israel/Sudan | 2016 | 30m UNWELCOME | d. Ida Theresa Myklebost | USA | 2017 | 16m STAYING WITH FRIENDS (Zu Gast Bei Freunden) | d. Luisa Ricar | Switzerland 2017 | 25m FRI. OCT. 20 10:00 AM | LIBRARY | Followed by Panel Discussion

JOEL FEIN SPOTLIGHT ON EMERGING FILMMAKERS PROGRAM • • • • • • • • • •

MADOKA | d. Callahan Bracken | Canada | 2016 | 4m CYCLE | d. Caleb Wild | Florida | 2016 | 11m TWO OF FIVE MILLION | d. Socs & DZ Zavitsanos | Texas/Greece | 2017 | 6m FINISH LINE | d. Riley Street | California | 2016 | 9m YELLOW | d. Rowyn Mottershead | UK | 2017 | 9m ROAD KILL | d. Pyoung-won Seo | South Korea | 2017 | 5m HEARTSTRINGS | d. Caleb Garrett | California | 2016 | 3m JIMMY THE LIMO DRIVER | d. Brenden Hickey | Washington | 2016 | 6m LIFE'S A MURDER | d. Brett Jones | Derby | 2016 | 9m THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE | d. Matthew Crawford, Jimmy Nguyen Hutchinson | 2016 | 14m • CHASING FANTASY | d. Taylan Huslig | Wichita | 2017 | 6m • BIRTH OF A FILMMAKER | d. Blaise Webster | Wichita | 2017 | 2m • REVERSE | d. Andrew Kivett | Wichita | 2016 | 4m

SUN. OCT. 22 1:00 PM | RUFFIN | * Guests scheduled to attend.

TIMOTHY GRUVER SPOTLIGHT ON KANSAS FILMMAKERS PROGRAM • BOOK CLUB — DTTW 24HR FILM RACE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER d. Jackson Laurie | Wichita | 2017 | 7m • CECILIA | d. Jordan Horsch | Mount Hope | 2017 | 16m • A DANGEROUS PROFESSION | d. Anita Cordell | Shawnee | 2017 | 10m • FOR SALE | d. Savannah Rodgers | Lawrence | 2017 | 2m • ONE KRAZY COYOTE CALLER | d. Michael Stephan | Winchester | 2016 | 11m • FIREDANCE | d. Hunter Harding | Lawrence | 2016 | 2m • CHILD LOST | d. Ellen Crispin | Wichita | 2017 | 14m • THE AFTERMATH | d. Kyle Solomon | Wichita | 2016 | 2m • RABBITS | d. Patrick Clement | Wichita | 2016 | 13m • DRAGTIVISTS | d. Savannah Rodgers | Lawrence | 2017 | 7m • SLEEP PARALYSIS | d. Cole Campbell, Cameron Lawrence | Wichita | 2017 | 3m • THAT SMELL | d. Kyle Lavore | Lenexa | 2017 | 12m

SUN. OCT. 22 3:15 PM | RUFFIN | * Guests scheduled to attend. Short film collections sponsored by Kansas Grip


EDUCATION PROGRAMS EDUCATION PROGRAMS Sponsored by Floyd & Kaye Gruver Family CLASSROOM AT THE LUX | 120 E. First Street Location for all education programs. Admission is free and open to the public. Filmmaker Labs are presented by the 2017 Filmmaker Advisory Board members who are all TFA Alumni filmmakers.

MEET THE FILMMAKERS

RI. OCT. 20 3:30 - 5:00 PM F Get to know the Tallgrass Filmmakers Class of 2017 Hosted by the 2017 Filmmaker Advisory Board

smART STUDIO

Moderated by Christina Campagnola TFA celebrates Wichita’s entrepreneurial spirit with smART Studio, which takes place during the 15th annual Tallgrass Film Festival and encompasses creative and educational programming for filmmakers, creators and entrepreneurs alike. What tips and strategies can we gather and share across creative disciplines that will make us smarter before embarking on an entrepreneurial journey? Each town hall style discussion will include Filmmaker Advisory Board members and local entrepreneurs.

CT I | THE THINKING PHASE: Getting Your Project Off the Ground A SAT. OCT. 21 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

This session examines how to develop and understand your idea, form messaging, manage expectations and raise funds.

ACT II | THE DOING PHASE: Honing Your Craft SAT. OCT. 21 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

In Act II, we’ll discuss project management including the importance of building relationships, being flexible, and quality control.

CT III | THE GROWING PHASE: Spread the Wealth A SUN. OCT. 22 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The final act of smART Studio covers marketing, publicity, picking your battles and maintaining your success.

smART STUDIO PITCH-A-THON SUN. OCT. 22 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Break-Out Groups led by visiting filmmakers will critique story/idea pitches and share their expertise on the art of the sell. Christina is an Independent Film Packaging and Sales Agent at the Agency for the Performing Arts in New York City and a 2009 graduate of Wichita Kapaun Mount Carmel High School.

USD 259 TALLGRASS SCREENING OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE Private screening for USD 259 students only with intro and Q&A with Line Producer Lacy Barnes. QLYMPIC PRIDE's additional screening that is open to the public shows: SUN. OCT. 22 2:00 PM | WILKE.


EDUCATION PROGRAMS PANEL DISCUSSIONS |

Admission is free and open to the public.

ENDURE: REFUGEE STORIES PANEL FRI. OCT. 20 11:30 AM | LIBRARY | Wichita Public Library BIG READ

In cooperation with the Wichita Public Library 2017 BIG READ program, locals who work with incoming refugee will discuss the status of Wichita's newest residents.

BLACK LIVES MATTER PANEL FRI. OCT. 20 5:00 PM | LIBRARY | Wichita Public Library CANDID CONVERSATIONS

Immediately following the film, FOR AHKEEM, guest filmmakers and community leaders will discuss the common thread between the TFF films: BLACK COP, WHOSE STREETS?, FOR AHKEEM, and the movement that incited a nation.

2018 EMERGING PROGRAMMER APPRENTICESHIP Calling all young filmmakers and film enthusiasts!

Apply for the 2018 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 2017-2018 Emerging Programmer Apprentices (EPA) include Wichita area students who are receiving a comprehensive look at the film industry through Tallgrass’ lens. New this year, the students were tasked with making a short film together. At Tallgrass Film Association’s (TFA) annual fundraiser, Shaken Not Stirred, guests filled an empty set for the EPA’s. During TFA’s annual Down to the Wire: 24 Hour Film Race, the students completed their film, from inception of the story through production in just twenty-four hours. The film, FIDGET SINNER, will make its film festival world premiere at the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, October 18th.

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 our Tallgrass grow! Year-round volunteer opportunities include festival programming, staffing events, and more. Visit shiftboard.com/tallgrass to register today.

AMAZON SMILE

You Shop, Amazon Gives! Visit smile.amazon.com and select Tallgrass Film Association as an organization you support. When you shop on smile.amazon.com, .5% of your Amazon Smile purchases are donated to TFA.


SPECIAL INTEREST COLLECTIONS FREE FRIDAY FILMS | OCT. 20

All films on Friday, October 20 at the Wichita Downtown Public Library (LIBRARY) and the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) are free to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by Northrock Lanes

Wichita Downtown Public Library (FREE)

ENDURE: REFUGEE SHORT STORIES & PANEL DISCUSSION BIG SONIA FOR AHKEEM & BLACK LIVES MATTER PANEL

Kansas Leadership Center (FREE) JANE WHAT LIES UPSTREAM WOMAN ON FIRE

ART FILMS

OSKARA (DANCE) SPETTACOLO (THEATER) IN LOVE WITH LOU (LITERATURE) THE UNTOLD STORIES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN (LITERATURE)

BLACK LIVES MATTER FILMS BLACK COP TRUE CONVICTION FOR AHKEEM TWO TRAINS RUNNIN' WHOSE STREETS?

LATE NIGHT FILMS

DAVE MADE A MAZE PLANET TERROR RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD ALASKA IS A DRAG

GRASSCENDO: MUSIC FILMS

ARCTIC SUPERSTAR (HIP HOP) ON THE SLY: IN SEARCH OF THE FAMILY STONE (FUNK) RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD (ROCK) THE LIFE, BLOOD AND RHYTHM OF RANDY CASTILLO (ROCK) TWO TRAINS RUNNIN' (BLUES)

KANSAS CONNECTIONS

29 YEARS: A JOURNEY TO RESTORE HOPE IN MYANMAR ACTION: THRILLER SHORT STORIES BIG SONIA BOMB CITY JOEL FEIN SPOTLIGHT ON EMERGING FILMMAKERS PROGRAM FAST BREAK: THE LEGENDARY JOHN MCLENDON THE GRAND ILLUSION TIMOTHY GRUVER SPOTLIGHT ON KANSAS FILMMAKERS PROGRAM THE LIFE, BLOOD AND RHYTHM OF RANDY CASTILLO

LGBTQ FILMS Sponsored by Liberty Press

ALASKA IS A DRAG THE FEELS THE UNTOLD STORIES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN WOMAN ON FIRE COLOR: LGBTQ STORIES SHORT FILM PROGRAM


SPECIAL INTEREST COLLECTIONS MILITARY THEMES | Sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers ANGELS IN THE SKY with short film ALL AMERICAN THE KING'S CHOICE SERVED LIKE A GIRL

RETROSPECTIVE FILMS 48 HOURS PLANET TERROR

SPORTS FILM

FAST BREAK: THE LEGENDARY JOHN MCLENDON with short film THE GRAND ILLUSION OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE

WOMEN CENTRIC FILMS + FILMS DIRECTED BY WOMEN Sponsored by Lucinda’s * Indicates directed by women 20 WEEKS* ALASKA IS A DRAG* BADSVILLE* BIG SONIA* BLUR CIRCLE CITY OF JOY* DOLORES DINA THE DIVINE ORDER* THE FEELS* FOR THE BIRDS FOREVER B* HUNTING EMMA IN LOVE WITH LOU* JANE LAURA GETS A CAT

OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE* PLANET TERROR SEAT 25 SERVED LIKE A GIRL* SPETTACOLO* STUMPED* THE TEACHER WHOSE STREETS?* WOMAN ON FIRE* VIEWPOINT: WOMEN DIRECTED SHORT STORIES* THE UNTOLD STORIES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN *

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. 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 2017 Tallgrass Film Festival was named one of the 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine for the third year in a row.


2017 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORS PRESENTED BY CONSOLIDATED EQUITIES TRUST SIGNATURE

PLATINUM

Rick & Monica

Nutt

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2017 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORS SILVER

One Family. One Future.

Bar & Night Club 235 N. Mosley St. Wichita, KS 67220

BRONZE

Arctic Glacier Premium Ice Art Busch & Jo Anne Lofland Bill Gardner Botanica Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates

Digital Brand Floyd & Kaye Gruver Family Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Gavin Peters Photography Hartman Arena Hubris Communications

Jim & Kathy Siebert Kocktail Kupcakes Lamphouse Photo Co. Lynn Miskell Major Hair Company Pepsi of Wichita PrairieFire Coffee Roasters


2017 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORS BRONZE (CONTINUED) Randy Duncan (Kaeser & Blair Company Promotional Products) Riddle’s Jewelry

CINEPHILE

Ambassador Hotel Ambiance Events by April

Black Tie Celebrations Bree and Jason Cox Buffalo WIld Wings Conlee, Schmidt & Emerson, LLP

Dave and DJ Burke

David Traster, Foulston Siefken, LLP Eric Engstrom & Robert Bell

Foulston Siefkin LLP Great Plains Nature Center

Standard Beverage Corporation Wheat State Wine Co.

Wichita Community Foundation Wichita Fence Co Inc

Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, L.L.P.

Northrock Lanes Old Mill Tasty Shop

In Memory of Patric Rowley Jeff & Janice Van Sickle

Karg Art Glass

Kyle & Tom Futo

Le Luci Event Lighting Lucinda's

Lynda Carrier-Metz

Martin Pringle Attorneys at Law Mary Lynn Oliver

Maximum Outdoor Equipment Nitro Joe’s

PATRON

Ann Keefer Aspen Boutique Big Poppa E Bonnie Bing-Honeyman Brenda Farha CASA of Sedgwick County Chilton Billiards CryoKansas Dee Turner and Ginger Trepoy Dempsey's Derby Donut Grae & April Johnson Greg & Sally Shelton Henry Helgerson Company Hinkle Law Firm LLC Jennifer Ray Johnson's Garden Center

Kathy Schaack Larkspur Bistro & Bar Liberty Press Mas Tequila McAlisters Deli Metro Courier, Inc. Mumbai Rail Bistro NewMarket Square Pam Irish Patterson Legal Group Paul & Michelle Witte Pig In! Pig Out! Planet Hair Positive Directions Pumphouse Richard L. Honeyman River City Brewing Co Loft 150 Ruffin Properties Security 1st Title

Panera Bread

Richard & Deyne Meadow

Roche-Mère Wine Selections

Tallgrass Country Club The Arts Council

The Humidor East Cigars and Lounge Truffles Catering

Ulrich Museum of Art Westar Energy

Wichita Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Wichita Times | Travel Kansas Magazines September Moon CupCakery Shiftboard SiteBox Storage, A Divison of RedGuard Sugar Sisters Bakery Susan's Kids Sweetly Scrumptious Tanya's Soup Kitchen The Workroom Trevor Harris Shelter Insurance Twotrees Technologies, LLC Versato LLC Wendy Johnson Wichita State University Wichita Wagonmasters Wilke Family Life Center @ First United Methodist Church


2017 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORS FILM BUFF

Aero Plains Brewing Ballet Wichita Barleycorn's Bohemia Day Spa Chip Hilarides and

FILM FAN

Beautiful Day Cafe Karen & David Duling Jeff Deitchler

Lisa Tatum Chris & Bailey Clark Chris Cakes of Wichita Cindy Hand Don Wright

Hannah Scott Leslie Horigan Lisa & Scott Richie Music Theatre of Wichita Radio Kansas

Kyle Filiatreault Robert Bowerman Simone Chickenbone

The Coleman Company Van Chase Studios

Shaken' Not Stirred Emerging Programmer Apprentice Film Donors Anna Maria Kilissanly Art Busch & Jo Anne Lofland Brad Renollet Brenda Farha Bryce Miskell David Munroe Denise Bullock D.J. Fulton Doug & Gayle Malone Earlene Condiff Ed Baker Emily Bonavia

Hal & Mindy McCoy Heidi & Patrick Gordon Ian Worrell Jamil Malone Jeff & Janice Van Sickle Jim & Kathy Siebert Jim & Ruthie Gillespie Kate & Clay Bastian Kelsie Babb Kelsey Kuhn Lateefah Miller Leslie Horigan Lynn Miskell

Mark & Lynda Carrier-Metz Mike & Alice Daood Pam Irish Paul & Michelle Witte Patterson Legal Group Rick & Monica Nutt Tim & Ashley Thorne-Rogers Sharynne Mattingly Susan & Leon Moeder Travis & Katie Grover Tyler & Charley Cooper Wendy Johnson & Terry Wiggers

2017 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS

STAFF

Programming Nick Pope, Director of Programming & Education Gretchen Mitchell, Co-Director of Programming & EPA Coordinator Shan Jabara, Director of Acquisitions & Community Engagement Hannah Bothner, Programming Coordinator & Hospitality Assistant Creative, Marketing, & Publicity Lela Meadow-Conner, Creative Director 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 Kelly Clyne, Department Concierge Patty Lane, Graphics Associate Volunteer Gray Brand, Volunteer Director Tech Thane Chastain, Technical Director Taylor Dietterich, Assistant Tech Director Jacob Meade, Tech Coordinator

Events Tom Mittlestadt, Event Designer Anne Bowman, Food & Beverage Director Mary Ann Hollander, Event Manager Lena Young, VIP Lounge Manager Byron Love, Entertainment Coordinator Hospitality Arietta Austin, Hospitality Director Blaire Birdsong, Hospitality Coordinator Box Office Francine Fairweather, Box Office Director Kathy Siebert, Box Office Consultant Mark Rodriguez, Assistant Box Office Director Brian Gray, Box Office Manager Assistants & Interns Amber Brown, Executive Assistant Josh Ellis, Box Office Assistant Tammy Bacha, Hospitality Assistant Edie Conner, Creative Assistant Morgan Nesbit, Marketing Intern Kathy Schaack, Hospitality Assistant Andre Seward, Programming Assistant Carter Smith, Creative Assistant


2017 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lynda Carrier-Metz, President April Johnson, Vice President Lynn Miskell, Treasurer Kate Bastian, Secretary Richard Honeyman, Advisor

BOARD AT LARGE

Bonnie Bing Honeyman Emily Bonavia, Board Emeritus Art Busch Chris Clark Jeff Deitchler Kyle Filiatreault Bill Gardner

PROGRAMMERS

Brandi Biggs Jeremy Bennett Thane Chastain Shannon Fitts Vaughn Fry Mariah Hall Charity Hicks

PRESCREENERS Kathy Anderson Adriene Franks Steve Gardner Deyne Meadow Susan Moeder

Ruthie Gillespie Floyd Gruver, Board Emeritus Cindy Hand Pam Irish Wendy Johnson Ann Keefer, Board Emeritus Jamil Malone Jennifer Ray Jim Siebert Kathy Siebert Janice VanSickle Paul Witte Don Wright

Dillinger Jefferis Art Kenyon Clem Moreno Morgan Nesbitt Fletcher Powell Blaise Webster

Kate Nance Tyler Powell Sean Ritter Tara Ritter Novelene Ross

Owen Shigley Emily Strom Dee Turner

EMERGING PROGRAMMING APPRENTICES Camiela Bacha, Bishop Carroll High School Niko Chapas, Wichita Collegiate School Shaemus Cowan, Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School Peter Daood, The Independent School Ryan Edwards, Wichita Collegiate School Hannah Ezell, Wichita East High School Taylan Huslig, Homeschool Andrew Kivett, Trinity Academy Adelynn Martin, Wichita East High School Caleb Milby, Rose Hill High School Adler Moss, Bishop Carroll High School William Rowley, The Independent School Micah Streeter, Rose Hill High School Trenton Tabor, Wichita Northwest High School

2017 FILMMAKER ADVISORY BOARD | * Scheduled to attend Ryland Aldrich* Dorie Barton* Jamie Boyle Beth Dewey*

Jeff Grace* Noah Lang* Johnny Ma Alex Megaro*

David Ninh* Alicia Slimmer Levi Smock


2017 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS VENUE MANAGERS Amber Brown Bryan Clark Alan Dsouza Dave Johnston Lisa Johnston Daniel Pewewerdy

SENIOR PROJECTIONISTS Russ Autry Tim Buller Jim Davis Taylor Dietterich Vaughn Fry

VOLUNTEER COUNCIL Jenni Alonso Tavrick Lawless

Hugo Phan Debbie Riley-Williams Ben Ropp Marti Secondine Jack Silvers

Clem Moreno Tommy Milligan Fletcher Powell Jake Treat Tom Wren

Karen Lundblade Anita Raghavan

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE Steve Gardner Charity Hicks Morgan Nesbitt

EXECUTIVE DECOR COMMITTEE Mary Ann Hollander Jovana Johnson Tanya Merritt Tom Mittlestadt Suellen Petrillo

ENTERTAINMENT AND BANDS The Comfort Revue Chris Casanova DJ Carbon Fool News

TALLGRASS SENIOR PRESS CORPS Mike Briley Steven Green John Pic

TALLGRASS TV Ian Blume Dre Kahmeyer Ashley Lundblade Naythan Smith Aaron Wirtz

Emily Strom Dee Turner Tina Walterscheid

Cyndie Ponder Will Pyles Wyatt Scheeder Ann Spikes

Ginger & Lanky The Jim Vegas Band Keen Kutter Jenny Wood Band David Quick Jim Siebert

Interns: Logan Mcnay Micah Streeter


2017DOCUMENTARY TALLGRASS FILM FEATURE FESTIVAL FILMS CREDITS FESTIVAL TRAILER MUSIC

"Tallgrass Anniversary Theme" by Station 1 Recording Studio Glenn Baughman - Producer, Paul DeCeglie - Engineer, Co-Producer, Guitar Kenneth Andrews - Wurlitzer, Larry Donaldson - Bass, Co-Producer Will Erickson - Drums

FESTIVAL TRAILER VISUALS

Erin Patten, @kellyrayj, Digital Brand, Big Poppa E, BIG MENTION, We Know Motion

FESTIVAL FOUNDER Timothy O. Gruver

SPECIAL THANKS

Alan Kennedy Amy Nicholson Ann Spikes Arietta Austin Blaise Webster Brad Conner Christina Calhoun Claire Anderson Courtney Smith Cynthia Burroughs-Ponder Deyne Meadow Gay Quisenberry Heather Rice House of Schwan Graphics Dept. Jamil Malone Jeff Pulaski John DeCesaro John Jones Josh Becker Jourdan Crouch Justin Rorabaugh Karen Duling Katie Grover Keegan Rogers Kelli Foster Kirk Longhofer Kylie Brown Lance Ponder

Leo Howell, (2016 Volunteer of the Year) Lily, the Dog Margo & Edie Conner Mark Anderson Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey Nicole Howerton Randall Aviks Richard Bowman Rey Silva Ruth Krueger Ryan Graves, Proludio Shane Wallace Shanna Berry Spun Cotton Candy Squawfish Summre Garber Tammy Bacha Thea Pajunen The Dillard Family Tina Walterscheid Tom Hanks Veronica Elliott Loncar Ward & Sara Stauffer Wendy Tompkins William Mitchell Wynn Ponder X-Clusive Events

COVER ART | FESTIVAL ARTWORK Howerton + White Interactive

In loving memory of, and with deep gratitude to Melody Mynatt, whose magnetic spirit and light helped shaped the Tallgrass brand for more than a decade.


2017 TALLGRASS COMMUNITY PARTNERS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS ­— WHY WE DO IT: In 2005, the Tallgrass Film Festival, a program of the Tallgrass Film Association, a not-for-profit 501(c )3, began the Community Partnership program with other Kansas based non-profits to form mutually beneficial relationships between our groups. It is our goal to foster community appreciation of independent film while promoting the objectives of other organizations whose purposes and work are reflected in the films we screen. C.A.S.A. of Sedgwick County: FAMILY REWRITTEN (SHORT w/FOR AKHEEM) Central Plains Area Agency on Aging: BIG SONIA Central Plains Area Agency on Aging: TWILIGHT SHORTS PROGRAM Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County: FOREVER 'B' Doc's Friends: ANGELS OF THE SKIES MakeICT: DAVE MADE A MAZE International Rescue Committee: ENDURE SHORTS PROGRAM Kansas African American Museum: OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE KMUW 89.1 Public Radio Crossroads: TWO TRAINS RUNNIN' KMUW 89.1 Public Radio Global Village: ARCTIC SUPERSTAR ​ MUW 89.1 Public Radio Soulsations: ON THE SLY: IN SEARCH OF K FAMILY STONE KMUW 89.1 Public Radio Strange Currency: RUMBLE, THE ​INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD KMUW 89.1 Public Radio Strange Currency: THE LIFE, BLOOD AND RHYTHM OF RANDY CASTILLO KS Sports Hall of Fame: OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE KS Sports Hall of Fame: FAST BREAK: THE LEGEND OF JOHN MCLENDON League of Women Voters: THE DIVINE ORDER North End Urban Arts Festival: DELORES ​Sedgwick County Historical Museum: THE KING'S CHOICE Sedgwick County Zoo: JANE Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center: CITY OF JOY Wichita Blues Society: TWO TRAINS RUNNIN' Wichita Community Theatre: SPETTACOLO Wichita Pride: ALASKA IS A DRAG Wichita Public Library: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN Wichita State University Public History Program: BIG SONIA Wichita Transgender and Community Network: WOMAN ON FIRE


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