16th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival - 2018

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Flavorwire calls Tallgrass “one of the foremost regional festivals in the country, showcasing exciting new movies and festival hits that otherwise probably wouldn’t make their way to the heartland…a wonderful festival, and a reminder that New York and L.A. don’t have the market cornered on vibrant film culture.” The largest independent film festival in the state of Kansas, Tallgrass Film Festival has been named in MovieMaker Magazine’s annual “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” for the last five years. A hallmark of the region’s cinematic landscape and an internationally recognized, multi-day platform for worldclass cinematic programming, the festival is a program of the Tallgrass Film Association, a 501(c)3 arts organization which fosters an appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the international medium of film.

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Welcome to the 2018 Tallgrass Film Festival On behalf of our Board of Directors, our staff, and our volunteers, welcome to the 16th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival. For those who have traveled to be with us, welcome to Wichita. We are delighted to have all of you here. Our mission is specifically geared toward the communal aspect of getting together to enjoy films. They’re meant to be experienced, shared, discussed, and celebrated with other people. Whether you have spent your career making films or simply like watching them, you’ll find yourself in good company at Tallgrass. There’s something for everyone, from the most seasoned film professional to the first-time festival attendee and everyone in-between. Along with a line up of more than 150 great films, Tallgrass is known for its informative roundtables, its numerous opportunities to interact with filmmakers, and its memorable social events. We’ve been known to throw some pretty spectacular parties. You’ll be missing out if you don’t experience all the things that Tallgrass has to offer. We’re going to do everything that we can to ensure you have an outstanding experience while you’re with us. Thanks so much for making yourself part of the stubbornly independent community.

Paul Melroy, Executive Director


Ways to Experience Tallgrass VIP TALLPass | $250 Wednesday Night Gala Film & Party Pass | $30 Thursday DayPass | $30 Friday DayPass | $30 Free Friday for anyone with a Military I.D. sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard Matinee | $7 (Thursday and Friday films before 5 PM) Senior, Military, Student and Teacher admission | $8 with I.D. Saturday Platinum Pass | $100 Saturday Lounge Pass | $75 Saturday Film Pass | $40 Sunday Platinum | $100 Sunday Lounge | $75 Sunday Film Pass | $40 WeekendPass Platinum | $175 WeekendPass Film | $75 General Admission | $10 Gala Film | $15 Gala Party Add-on | $25 Gala Film & Party Pass Fri/Sat/Sunday | $40 Thursday and Friday DayPasses have Happy Hour access to the VIP lounge from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Pass excludes parties.

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BOX OFFICE MAIN BOX OFFICE | Wichita Scottish Rite Center (322 E. 1st St.) Hours: Monday (10/15) and Tuesday (10/16) 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday (10/17) 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday (10/18), Friday (10/19), Saturday (10/20), 9:00 AM 11:30 PM Sunday (10/21) 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM The main box office is where you can: - Pick up any purchase made online - Exchange vouchers or confirmation letters for TALLPasses and admission to film/galas - Purchase admission for all shows at all venues BOX OFFICE ONLINE | tallgrassfilm.org You may purchase TALLPasses, DayPasses and admission to all films/galas online up to one hour before each screening begins. ADDITIONAL BOX OFFICES DURING THE FESTIVAL | Additional Box Offices will be located at Roxy’s Downtown, Ruffin, Orpheum, Wilke Family Center, and the Wichita Art Museum. You may exchange GA vouchers at these locations for admission to screenings on-site. All screenings at the Wichita Public Library are free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Screenings are $8 for WAM members. 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 TALLGRASS MERCHANDISE | Don’t leave the festival without stopping by our Stubbornly Independent Storefront to pick up some Tallgrass swag - including mugs, hoodies, t-shirts and more! Located at the Main Box Office at the Scottish Rite. See app for hours and pricing.


General Information FREE EDUCATION EVENTS | Filmmaker Roundtables and Educational sessions are free to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis in the classroom at the Scottish Rite. FINE PRINT | Once purchased, admission passes are nonrefundable 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 tallgrassfilm.org for last minute changes. FESTIVAL INFORMATION STATION | Located in the Scottish Rite throughout the festival, this is the place for all of your festival FAQs including lost & found, programmer picks, and more. Sponsored by Visit Wichita. FILM FESTIVAL HOTLINE | Brought to you by Answer Advantage. Questions? Call us at any time during the festival at 844-ICT-FILM. 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. For a more in-depth, up-to-the-minute look please download our mobile app, Tallgrass ’18 in the iTunes App Store or through Google Play, or visit tallgrassfilm.org.

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VENUES 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. THEATRE AND EDUCATION VENUES Classroom at Scottish Rite Center (SCOTTISH RITE) | 332 E. 1st St. The Orpheum Theatre (ORPHEUM) | 200 N. Broadway Roxy’s Downtown (ROXY’S) | 412 1/2 E. Douglas Ruffin Building Theater (RUFFIN) | 123 N. Broadway Venue 332 at Wichita Scottish Rite Center (SCOTTISH) | 332 E. 1st St. Wichita Art Museum (WAM) | 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Wichita Downtown Public Library (LIBRARY) | 711 W. 2nd St. Wilke Family Life Center @First United Methodist Church (WILKE) | 330 N. Broadway GALA PARTY VENUES WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 | Candela at The Lux | 120 E. 1st St. FRIDAY, OCT. 19 | 115 N. Mead SATURDAY, OCT. 20 | 125 N. Market SUNDAY, OCT. 21| Wichita Art Museum (WAM) | 1400 W. Museum Blvd OFF THE GRID EVENT THURSDAY OCT.18 | TALLGRASS AT BARLEYCORN’S | 608 E. Douglas Live music. Free for TALLPass holders. $5 with any 2018 TFF ticket stub. $7 GA. Open to the public.


VENUES & MORE VOLUNTEER LOUNGE | Classroom at The Lux | 120 E. 1st St. VOLUNTEER WITH TALLGRASS | Volunteers help our Tallgrass grow! Year-round opportunities include festival programming, staffing events and more. Visit shiftboard.com/tallgrass to register today!

BIKE ICT | Tired of walking? For the month of October use the code TALLGRASS for $6 (2 hours) of free riding on the Zagster bikes- available downtown courtesy of BIKE ICT. Code valid through 10/31/2018. Q- LINE | Many of our venues are located on the Q-line route - a free trolley that gets you where you need to go throughout Downtown Wichita. Look for the Q emblem on the sidewalk and take a free ride down Douglas. Details on route and schedule available at wichitatransit.org SUPPORT TFA YEAR ROUND | 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 purchases are donated to the Tallgrass Film Association.


VIP OFFERINGS TALLPass, Filmmaker Pass, and Sponsor Pass holders have exclusive access to the following off-screen events VIP LOUNGE | Candela at The Lux | 120 E. First Street Sponsored by Kansas Strong. Relax and recharge in the VIP Lounge between films with food, drink, and amenities from local purveyors. Mingle with visiting filmmakers and local tastemakers. Download our festival app or visit our website at tallgrassfilm.org for a list of daily lounge activities. Open daily 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM THURSDAY, OCT. 18 SAG-Indie VIP RECEPTION | ReNew Wichita | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | 200 E. Douglas Sponsored by SAG-Indie. SAG-Indie invites VIPs for a Thursday afternoon Happy Hour with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres ahead of the Ad Astra ceremony. THURSDAY, OCT. 18 FILMMAKER ONLY EVENT | RSVP REQUIRED Notorious ICT | Tour of Wichita | Departs 1:30 PM A one-of-a-kind tour of Wichita’s best-kept secrets. Experience the city like a local and peruse unique shops and bars as you stop at iconic and offbeat locations. Tour led by ICT aficionado and TFA board member Ann Keefer. Bus tour ends at 5 PM. Sponsored by Bree & Jason Cox and The Workroom. SUNDAY, OCT. 21 FILMMAKER ONLY EVENT | RSVP REQUIRED Hair of the Downward Facing Dog: Yoga & Beers at the Hopping Gnome | 1710 E. Douglas | 11:00 AM Wake up, refresh and get movie-ready with a short stretch and a cold beverage at the Hopping Gnome. Mats will be provided. Yoga led by Hot Asana. Sponsors and Filmmakers | Please check your email for additional invitation-only events.


GALA SCREENINGS AND EVENTS OPENING NIGHT GALA SPONSORED BY STEVE ANDERSON

Bathtubs Over Broadway Director: Dava Whisenant Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 28 min WED OCT. 17 7:00PM | SCOTTISH

A Late Night comedy writer stumbles on a hilarious, hidden world of entertainment and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Jello Biafra, and more. Sponsored by Bungalow 26. * Director Dava Whisenant and Subject Steve Young scheduled to attend. Opening Night Gala Party immediately following Q&A | Candela at The Lux | 120 E. 1st St.

CENTERPIECE GALA SPONSORED BY SCHOLFIELD HONDA

This is Love U.S. PREMIERE Director: John Alexander Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 21 min FRI OCT. 19 7:30PM | ORPHEUM

Lauded by musicians worldwide, this biography celebrates the life and music of Wichitan Rudy Love. A film by Shawn Rhodes. *Director John Alexander and Producer JC Guest scheduled to attend. Centerpiece Gala Party immediately following Q&A | 115 N. Mead | Music performed live by Rudy Love and the Love Family.


GALA SCREENINGS AND EVENTS STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT GALA SPONSORED BY RICK & MONICA NUTT Eleven Hundred to Lubbock Director: Sara Radle Narrative | USA | 2018 1 hr 39 min

SAT OCT. 20 8:00PM | SCOTTISH

2018 Stubbornly Independent award winner. A group of unlikely friends pay tribute to their recently deceased loved one by relayrunning his ashes across the country. Sponsored by Bungalow 26 and Moeder & Associates. Preceded by: THE SMILE AND THE LIGHT BLUE EYES | DTTW Film Race Grand Prize Winner | d. Peter Espinosa & Brayden Frazier | Wichita | 2018 | 5m * Writer/Director Sara Radle and other guests scheduled to attend. Stubbornly Independent Gala Party immediately following Q&A | 125 N. Market

CLOSING NIGHT GALA AND AWARDS CEREMONY SPONSORED BY BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE White Tide: The Legend of Culebra Director: Theo Love Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 23 min

SUN OCT. 21 6:30PM | ORPHEUM

After his livelihood is upended by the 2008 financial crisis, a desperate Florida resident goes on a treasure hunt for $2 million worth of cocaine, buried somewhere in the shores of the Caribbean. A fast, wild and comedic documentary like you’ve never seen. * Director Theo Love, Producer Bryan Storkel and Actor Bob Wiley scheduled to attend. Closing Night Party immediately following Q&A | Wichita Art Museum (WAM) | 1400 W. Museum Blvd


AD ASTRA AWARD Tallgrass Film Association is honored to present the 2018 Ad Astra award to film legend and cinema icon Pam Grier. Tallgrass will present the award to Grier in person at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Grier is an incredible actress and activist who encapsulates the phrase stubbornly independent. Grier was discovered by director Jack Hill, who cast her in his women in prison films The Big Doll House (1971), and The Big Bird Cage (1972). While under contract at AIP, she became a staple of early 1970s Blaxploitation movies, playing big, bold, assertive women, beginning with Jack Hill’s Coffy (1973), in which she plays a nurse who seeks revenge on drug dealers. Her character was advertised in the trailer as the “baddest one-chick hit-squad that ever hit town!” The film was a boxoffice hit, and Grier was noted as the first African-American female to headline an action film, as protagonists of previous Blaxploitation films were males. In his review of Coffy, film critic Roger Ebert noted that Grier was an actress of “beautiful face and astonishing form” and that she possessed a kind of “physical life” missing from other actresses. Grier subsequently played similar characters in the AIP films Foxy Brown (1974), Friday Foster and Sheba, Baby (both 1975). In the late 1990s Grier was a cast member of the Showtime series Linc’s. She starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, a film that overtly paid homage to her ‘70s Blaxploitation movies. In 1997 Grier was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress and by the Screen Actors Guild for Best Actress in a Performance for Jackie Brown. Between 2004-2009, Pam appeared in the Showtime series The L Word as Kit Porter and guest-stars as recurring characters in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and on the hit science fiction series Smallville. She played character Deja’s greatgrandmother this year in the NBC’s hit drama This Is Us.


AD ASTRA AWARD CEREMONY

Sponsored by Cindy Howard, in honor of the late Garry L. Howard

Award presentation begins at 6:30 PM at the Orpheum Theatre. Including: A Conversation on Film with Blackkklansman cowriter & University of Kansas film professor Kevin Willmott. Followed by screening of JACKIE BROWN. Jackie Brown Director: Quentin Tarantino Narrative | USA | 1997 2 hr 34 min THUR OCT. 18 6:30PM | ORPHEUM

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. Keep the celebration rolling at a late-night screening of Jack Hill’s COFFY, with introduction by Pam Grier. Thursday night at Roxy’s Downtown beginning at 11:15 PM

Coffy Director: Jack Hill Narrative | USA | 1973 1 hr 31 min THUR OCT. 18 11:15PM | ROXY’S

A nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim. Introduction by 2018 Ad Astra recipient and cinema icon Pam Grier. Preceded by: HAIR WOLF | d. Mariama Diallo | USA | 2018 | 13m


SOARING TALENT AWARD

Sponsored by the Bonavia Family Charitable Trust

Tallgrass FIlm Association is honored to present the 2018 Soaring Talent award to actor and filmmaker Martin Starr. Starr currently stars as ‘Gilfoyle’ on the HBO hit series Silicon Valley. Starr is also known for his roles in Freaks and Geeks, Party Down, and Veronica Mars. Martin appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts. Starr’s other film credits include Lemon, This Is the End, Adventureland, Knocked Up, and Superbad. Starr will be presented with the 2018 Soaring Talent Award on Sunday, October 21st at 3:45 PM at the Scottish Rite Theatre. The ceremony will begin with the award presentation, leading into a Conversation on Film and directly followed by a screening of Silver Lake.

Soaring Talent Award Ceremony and Screening Silver Lake Director: Sean McGinly Narrative | USA | 2018 1 hr 35 min SUN OCT. 21 3:45PM | SCOTTISH

Silver Lake is a story set in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles about Nathan, a writer, who is caught between the odd world of his eccentric friends and the more stable world of his girlfriend and her young children. * Producer/Actor Martin Starr scheduled to attend.


STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT SINCE 2003 Jake Euker Stubbornly Independent Award 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, Sara Radle’s ELEVEN HUNDRED TO LUBBOCK, was selected by a jury of industry professionals. Jury Statement: “ELEVEN HUNDRED TO LUBBOCK represents the kind of stubbornly independent film that the studio industry so often tries to emulate and rarely achieves. It has heart, comedy, and is genuinely unique without being disorienting to its audience or untrue to its straightforward plot. It’s our pleasure to give this year’s Stubbornly Independent prize to a film that shows no signs of struggle in telling a thoughtful story of community and perseverance in the face of grief.” This is the seventh 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. 2018 Stubbornly Independent Competition Nominees Doubting Thomas d. Alex Proyas A Scientist’s Guide to Living and Dying d. Shachar Langlev & Nitzan Mager The Maestro d. Adam Cushman Winner: Eleven Hundred To Lubbock d. Sara Radle


STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT SINCE 2003 Stubbornly Independent Spotlight and Award Ceremony presented by Rick & Monica Nutt. Eleven Hundred to Lubbock Director: Sara Radle Narrative | USA | 2018 1 hr 39 min SAT OCT. 20 8:00PM | SCOTTISH

A group of unlikely friends pay tribute to their recently deceased loved one by relay-running his ashes across the country. Sponsored by Bungalow 26 and Moeder & Associates. Preceded by: THE SMILE AND THE LIGHT BLUE EYES | DTTW Film Race Grand Prize Winner | d. Peter Espinosa & Brayden Frazier | Wichita | 2018 | 5m *Writer/Director Sara Radle and other guests scheduled to attend. Stubbornly Independent Gala Party immediately following Q&A | 125 N. Market | A cosmic celebration of Stubborn Independence - come celebrate with fellow festival goers after the screening. Enjoy live music and libations as we party through the night.

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DOXX SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION

In 2017, Tallgrass Film Association (TFA) created the DOXX Spotlight to showcase the incredible real-life stories being told by women documentary filmmakers. The DOXX Spotlight is presented by Greteman Group. Director Sahra Mani is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer. After getting her masters in Documentary Filmmaking from the University of Arts London and her BA in Film Digital and Cinema she returned to Afghanistan to work for her country. She is the founder of Afghanistan Documentary Film House and the organizer of several film festivals as well as “A Window to Peace Annual Film Festival” at Kabul University. She makes documentaries about her own country, Afghanistan, with the focus on women, education and children’s issues. Official Jury Statement on the 2018 DOXX winner, A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME: “A Thousand Girls Like Me instantly captivates through the fearless story of Khatera. The film’s visual intimacy and unwavering presence in often unwelcome environments walks the turbulent path of a pioneer. Khatera’s demand for justice will inspire audiences to look beyond laws to define women’s rights. Congratulations Sahra Mani for amplifying a brave voice with your courage, stunning cinematography and thoughtfully composed music.”


DOXX SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION Eligible DOXX films were women-directed, feature-length documentaries, not bound by budget or country, with no traditional distribution at the time of the film festival. Congratulation to all the nominees! 2018 DOXX Spotlight Nominees BEI BEI | d. Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt LIGHT IN THE WATER | d. Lis Bartlett Winner: A Thousand Girls Like Me | d. Sahra Mani 2018 DOXX Spotlight Jury Robin Berghaus | 2017 DOXX winner and filmmaker Rebecca Celli | Director of Sales, Marketing and Advertising, Cargo Film and Releasing Lisa Tawil | Vice President of Marketing and Communications at ITVS DOXX Spotlight and Award Ceremony presented by Greteman Group. A Thousand Girls Like Me Director: Sahra Mani Documentary | Afghanistan 2018 | 1 hr 21 min SAT OCT. 20 5:00PM | SCOTTISH

When a 23-year-old Afghan woman, Khatera, confronts the will of her family and the traditions of her country to seek justice for years of sexual abuse from her father, she sheds light on the faulty Afghan judicial system and the women it rarely protects. Sponsored by Bungalow 26. PERSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. * Director Sahra Mani scheduled to attend.


NARRATIVE Bikini Moon Director: Milcho Manchevski Narrative | USA | 2018 1 hr 43 min FRI OCT. 19 10:00AM | ROXY’S SUN OCT. 21 12:00PM | WAM

A charismatic but mentally unstable vet captures the attention of a documentary film crew who are ready to exploit her story for their own shot at independent movie fame. Preceded by: CADENCE | d. Branwyn Elizabeth Driscoll | USA | 2018 | 5m

Bitter Melon Director: H.P. Mendoza Narrative | USA | 2018 1 hr 36 min FRI OCT. 19 2:45PM | SCOTTISH SAT OCT. 20 11:15AM | SCOTTISH

When a Filipino-American family reunites for a Christmas party, the holiday takes a dark turn when they conspire to murder the abusive bully of the family. Sponsored by Moeder & Associates. * Writer/Director H.P. Mendoza scheduled to attend. Dark City Director: Alex Proyas Narrative | Australia/USA | 1998 | 1 hr 51 min SAT OCT. 20 11:30PM | ORPHEUM

20th Anniversary Director’s Cut. A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. With Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland & William Hurt.


NARRATIVE The Last Suit Director: Pablo Solarz Narrative | Argentina/Spain | 2018 | 1 hr 31 min THURS OCT. 18 1:15PM | ROXY’S SUN OCT. 21 3:00PM | WILKE

An 88-year-old Jewish tailor, travels to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved his life at the end of World War II. After seven decades, he will try to find his old friend and keep a promise to return one day. SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Preceded by: FAITH | d. Tatiana Fedorovskaya | Russia | 2017 | 16m

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts Director: Mouly Surya Narrative | Indonesia/France/ Malaysia/Thailand | 2018 1 hr 34 min FRI OCT. 19 9:30PM | SCOTTISH SAT OCT. 20 9:45AM | ROXY’S

Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one day a man named Markus and his gang try to rob her house and she kills him. Eventually, she is haunted by Markus, and her life turns in 180 degrees. Sponsored by Bungalow 26. INDONESIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Preceded by: DON’T BE A HERO | d. Pete Lee | USA | 2018 | 15m No Date, No Signature Director: Vahid Jalilvand Narrative | Iran | 2017 1 hr 44 min FRI OCT. 19 1:30PM | ORPHEUM SAT OCT. 20 2:00PM | RUFFIN

Kaveh Nariman is a coroner in the medical examiner’s office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him. Sponsored by Ulrich Museum of Art. PERSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Preceded by: THE ANGEL OF HULL | d. Elizabeth Healey & James Card | United Kingdom | 2017 | 7m


NARRATIVE Pig Director: Mani Haghighi Narrative | Iran | 2018 1 hr 47 min FRI OCT. 19 7:00PM | ROXY’S SAT OCT. 20 4:45PM | RUFFIN

Iranian directors are getting slaughtered by an unknown serial killer and a blacklisted director, Hasan Kasmai, is curious about only one thing: Why isn’t the killer after him? Sponsored by Ulrich Museum of Art. PERSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Preceded by: WE NEED IT YESTERDAY | d. Celia Galán | Spain | 2018 | 7m Sadie Director: Megan Griffiths Narrative | USA | 2018 1 hr 36 min THURS OCT. 18 4:30PM | SCOTTISH FRI OCT. 19 12:30PM | SCOTTISH

While her father is away serving in the military, Sadie battles to preserve his place on the home front when her mother takes an interest in the newest resident at the Shady Plains Trailer Park. Sponsored by Bungalow 26.

Shoplifters Director: Hirokazu Koreeda Narrative | Japan | 2018 2 hr 1 min THURS OCT. 18 3:15PM | ORPHEUM SUN OCT. 21 10:00AM | RUFFIN

A misfit family of petty thieves take in an abandoned child. 2018 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’or winner. JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.


NARRATIVE When Jeff Tried to Save the World Director: Kendall Goldberg Narrative | USA | 2018 1 hr 32 min SAT OCT. 20 6:00PM | ORPHEUM

When Jeff, the manager of an old-school bowling alley, discovers the owner’s plans to sell, saving Winky’s World means pulling himself out of the gutter, too. Sponsored by Bungalow 26. * Director/Co-Writer Kendall Goldberg and Actor Jim O’Heir scheduled to attend.

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DOCUMENTARY The Ark of Light & Shadows Director: Jan Svatoš Documentary | Czech Republic 2018 | 1 hr 30 min FRI OCT. 19 12:30PM | LIBRARY SUN OCT. 21 12:15PM | WILKE

The forgotten story of Martin and Osa Johnson, rebel filmmakers and Kansas natives who made some of the first films in Africa in times when filming itself was more dangerous than lions or malaria.

Behind the Curve Director: Daniel J. Clark Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 36 min THUR OCT. 18 2:45PM | WILKE FRI OCT. 19 6:00PM | WILKE

A surprising and endearing look at the internet-fueled flat earther movement—those who believe the earth is flat—despite mountains of scientific evidence to the contrary. * Director Daniel Clark and Producer Caroline Clark scheduled to attend. Bisbee ‘17 Directors: Robert Greene Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 52 min SAT OCT. 20 8:45PM | ORPHEUM

The citizens of Bisbee, Ariz., collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past, hoping to reconcile the town’s future with its darkest day: the deportation of 1,200 immigrant miners one century ago.


DOCUMENTARY Crime + Punishment Director: Stephen Maing Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 55 min THURS OCT. 18 4:15PM | ROXY’S FRI OCT. 19 4:00PM | ORPHEUM

A group of brave officers risk it all to expose the truth about illegal quota practices in police departments.

Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Director: Dana Adam Shapiro Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 18 min SAT OCT. 20 10:00AM | ORPHEUM SUN OCT. 21 10:15AM | SCOTTISH

The never-before-told story of Suzanne Mitchell, the fiercely loyal den mother of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. * Director Dana Adam Shapiro scheduled to attend.

Far From the Tree Director: Rachel Dretzin Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 33 min FRI OCT. 19 10:45AM | ORPHEUM SAT OCT. 20 12:45PM | WILKE Far From the Tree follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on the best-selling book by Andrew Solomon. Sponsored by Bungalow 26 and Moeder & Associates.

* Co-Director/Producer Jamila Ephron scheduled to attend.


2018 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE GRID GALA

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PLUTO THRILLS: SUSPENSE STORIES *

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SADIE

THE LAST SUIT

CRIME + PUNISHMENT *

A TUBA TO CUBA

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AD ASTRA AWARD CEREMONY / JACKIE BROWN *

ROLL RED ROLL

ROXY'S DOWNTOWN

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SHOPLIFTERS

SCOTTISH RITE THEATER

WILKE FAMILY CENTER

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BEHIND THE CURVE *

SUN SHINES: COMEDIC STORIES

COFFY*

SATURN: CHALLENGE STORIES

RENEW

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 19, 2018 9

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SCOTTISH RITE THEATER BIKINI MOON

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DOCUMENTARY Letter From Masanjia Director: Leon Lee Documentary| Canada/China 2018 | 1 hr 15 min FRI OCT. 19 3:00PM | LIBRARY SAT OCT. 20 3:15PM | WILKE

A desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, which sparks a nail-biting chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations. ENGLISH and CHINESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. * Director Leon Lee scheduled to attend. Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End Director: Pablo Bryant Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 11 min SAT OCT. 20 1:00PM | WAM SUN OCT. 21 2:30PM | WAM

A feature documentary about the incomparable cartoonist and multi-talented dissident known as Mr. Fish. Preceded by: ARTIST IN THEIR SPACE - Josh Tripoli | d. Bobby Obermite | Wichita | 2018 | 8m * Director Pablo Bryant scheduled to attend. Meow Wolf: Origin Story Directors: Morgan Capps & Jilann Spitzmiller Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 30 min SAT OCT. 20 3:30PM | WAM A disenfranchised group of artists create a subversive DIY collective to disrupt the art establishment in Santa Fe, NM, which evolves into a cultural phenomenon, on the path to becoming a global creative empire. Sponsored by Bungalow 26. Preceded by: WASTE OF FILM—KC LOVES TRAVIS YOUNG | d. Jason Dubois | USA | 2018 | 9m


DOCUMENTARY Patrimonio Directors: Lisa F. Jackson & Sarah Teale Documentary | USA/Mexico 2018 | 1 hr 23 min FRI OCT. 19 12:45PM | WILKE SAT OCT. 20 10:15AM | WILKE

As unrestricted development threatens water sources in Baja, California, local peoples are beginning to push back against global business. Sponsored by Bungalow 26. ENGLISH and SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Preceded by: MURDER ON THE REEF | d. Allen Dobrovolsky | Australia/Germany | 2018 | 30m Rodents of Unusual Size Directors: Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler, & Jeff Springer Documentary| USA | 2018 1 hr 11 min

FRI OCT. 19 3:30PM | WILKE SAT OCT. 20 12:45PM | ORPHEUM

An offbeat environmental documentary about the monstrous swamp rats (nutria) at the edge of the world. Preceded by: LIONS OF WEST TEXAS | d. Ben Masters | USA | 2018 | 10m * Co-Directors Chris Metzler & Quinn Costello scheduled to attend Roll Red Roll Director: Nancy Schwartzman Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 20 min THURS OCT. 18 1:45PM | SCOTTISH FRI OCT. 19 5:30PM | SCOTTISH

When social media, “boys will be boys,” and vigilante justice collide... one small town will never be the same. Sponsored by Bungalow 26. Preceded by: HUSH-HUSH | d. Kyle Solomon | Wichita | 2018 | 1m


DOCUMENTARY Taxi Tehran Director: Jafar Panahi Documentary | Iran | 2015 | 1 hr 22 min SAT OCT. 20 11:30AM | RUFFIN

After being blacklisted by the Iranian government, acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi poses as a taxi driver to have spirited conversations with Tehran citizens about life, art, and the social challenges facing Iran. Sponsored by Ulrich Museum of Art. PERSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Preceded by: DIFFERENCE | d. Ali Asadollahi | Iran | 2018 | 15m A Tuba to Cuba Directors: T.G. Herrington & Danny Clinch Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 22 min

THURS OCT. 18 12:15PM | WILKE SAT OCT. 20 6:30PM | ROXY’S

A Tuba to Cuba follows New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they retrace their musical roots from the storied city of jazz to the shores of Cuba and in turn discover a connection that runs much deeper than could have been imagined. Preceded by: ROOM TONE | d. Morgan Cooper | USA | 2018 | 15m


SI COMPETITION

See SI Winner Eleven Hundred to Lubbock in Award section

Doubting Thomas Director: Will McFadden Narrative | USA | 2018 1 hr 20 min SAT OCT. 20 12:30PM | ROXY’S

After a white couple inexplicably gives birth to a black child, the purest bonds of trust, friendship, and love are put to the ultimate test. * Co-Writer/Director Will McFadden scheduled to attend.

The Maestro Director: Adam Cushman Narrative | USA | 2018 1 hr 36 min SAT OCT. 20 3:30PM | ROXY’S

After the Second World War, budding film composer Jerry Herst moves to Hollywood to study with infamous master teacher Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. * Director Adam Cushman and Producer/Actor David J. Phillips scheduled to attend. A Scientist’s Guide to Living and Dying Directors: Nitzan Mager, Shachar Langlev Narrative | USA | 2018 1 hr 17 min SUN OCT. 21 11:30AM | ROXY’S

Obsessed with finding answers in her groundbreaking genetic research, a young scientist is thrown into free-fall when she becomes pregnant with her dead husband’s child and is suddenly confronted by the unknowable. Sponsored by Bungalow 26. * Director/Actress Nitzan Mager and Co-Director Shachar Langlev scheduled to attend.


DOXX COMPETITION

See DOXX Winner A Thousand Girls Like Me in Award section

Bei Bei Directors: Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 16 min SUN OCT. 21 1:00PM | SCOTTISH

A legal drama focusing on a Chinese immigrant charged with first degree murder and a successful white collar lawyer who unwittingly finds herself defending a woman against legally unprecedented charges. Sponsored by Bungalow 26 and Greteman Group. * Co-Directors Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt scheduled to attend.

Light in the Water U.S. PREMIERE Director: Lis Bartlett Documentary | USA | 2018 1 hr 15 min SAT OCT. 20 3:15PM | ORPHEUM

The story of West Hollywood Aquatics, the first openly gay swim team and water polo club. Sponsored by Bungalow 26, Greteman Group and Moeder & Associates. * Director Lis Bartlett scheduled to attend.


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PARKING

Downtown Wichita offers many parking options. Visit parkdowntown.org to search locations closest to your festival destination.

Street parking is free after 5p and on the weekends. Parking is available at the Scottish Rite Theatre for a fee.

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO PARKING in the Orpheum Theatre designated spaces during business hours on Wednesday thru Friday. VIOLATORS WILL BE TOWED at vehicle owner’s expense.

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SHORTS PROGRAMS Order of shorts program may differ from order listed below. Please check out an updated listing on our mobile app or at tallgrassfilm.org. Joel Fein Spotlight on Emerging Filmmakers Program SUNDAY OCT. 21 | 12:30 PM | RUFFIN CHINCHILLA PIE | d. Jude Rogers | Wichita, KS | 2018 | 4m NEXTSTEP | d. Ishan Modi | China | 2018 | 8m IN THE TREES | d. Will Nordstrom | LA, CA | 2018 | 8m MIDDLEWEIGHT | d. Jeremy Kemp | Mission Vejo, CA | 2017 | 5m AN ADVENTURE THROUGH BOWLING AND TIME TRAVEL | d. Joe Siroonian | LaHebra, CA | 2018 | 19m DETERMINATION | d. Anna Tkebuchava | Boston, MA | 2017 | 2m GLANCE | d. Dominik Saal | Germany | 2018 | 11m CAPTAIN VIDEO | d. Ethan Elkins | Jacksonville, FL | 2018 | 4m STARFISH | d. Sarah Williams | Van Nuys, CA | 2018 | 5m CLAY | d. Douglas Kerner | Calabasas, CA | 2017 | 4m THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO SUBURBIA | d. Alex Alford, Zak Danley | Frisco, TX | 2017 | 19m BROTHER, ALONE | d. Jonah Belsky | San Francisco, CA | 2017 | 5m UNAWARE | d. Caitlyn Cody | Wichita, KS | 2018 | 6m I’M GONNA WIN CAUSE I WANNA WIN: Kennedy Brown | d. Brett Jones | Derby, KS | 2018 | 10m NO HARD FEELINGS | d. Andrew Kivett | Wichita, KS | 2017 | 7m Timothy Gruver Spotlight on Kansas Filmmakers Program SUNDAY OCT 21. | 3:00 PM | RUFFIN LOVABLE RESCUE | d. Levi Feil | Wichita, KS | 2018 | 6m CRIMES AGAINST CRIME | d. Jared Wang | Shawnee, KS/ Savannah, GA | 2018 | 7m THE CRYSTAL CITY | d. Kenya Gillespie | Salina, KS/Austin, TX | 2017 | 14m STILL | d. Devi Brute | Wichita, KS/Los Angeles, CA | 2018 | 13m FOR YOUR AMUSEMENT: The Wonderland Park on Ackerman Island | d. Sara Harmon | Wichita, KS | 2018 | 20m DAWN | d. Caleb Zook | Wichita, KS | 2018 | 6m BILLY NO-MATES | d. Thomas Birdeno | Hutchinson, KS | 2018 | 9m HUSH-HUSH | d. Kyle Solomon | Wichita, KS | 2018 | 1m ONE FOR THE BOOKS | d. Savannah Rodgers | Shawnee/KC, KS/NY, NY | 2018 | 5m WASTE OF FILM: KC Loves Travis Young | d. Joshua Dubois | Lawrence/KC, MO | 2018 | 9m THE BEDROOM | d. Sam Findlay | Prairie Village, KS | 2017 | 5m


SHORTS PROGRAMS Constellations Shine: Animated Stories SATURDAY OCT. 20 | 10:30 AM | WICHITA ART MUSEUM As varied and as beautiful as the stars in the sky. Dark Matter: Survival Stories SATURDAY OCT. 20 | 12:30 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN Difficulties, assault, abuse and survival. Deep Space: Dramatic Stories SATURDAY, OCT. 20 | 2:00 PM | SCOTTISH RITE Questionable choices and dramatic situations. Earthlings: Human Stories FRIDAY, OCT. 19 | 10:15 AM | WICHITA PUBLIC LIBRARY Biographical accounts. Jupiter Flies: Space Stories SATURDAY, OCT. 20 | 6:00 PM | WILKE FAMILY CENTER Flight, space, the final frontier. Mars Destroys: Bloody Stories SATURDAY, OCT. 20 | 9:30 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN Are you ready for the dark, horrifying and bloody? Nebulas Glow: LGBTQ+ Stories FRIDAY OCT. 19 | 4:00 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN Compelling, trailblazing, bright and colorful. Pluto Thrills: Suspense Stories THURSDAY, OCT. 18 | 12:30 PM | ORPHEUM THEATRE Will keep you on the edge of your seat. Saturn Conquers: Challenge Stories THURSDAY, OCT. 18 | 5:30 PM | WILKE FAMILY CENTER Pursuing passions, overcoming challenges. Sun Shines: Comedic Stories THURSDAY, OCT. 18 | 8:15 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN Let’s lighten the mood. Contains adult content. Venus Loves: Romantic Stories SATURDAY, OCT. 20 | 2:15 PM | ROXY’S DOWNTOWN Relationships; falling out and staying in.


EDUCATION Every year, TFA gathers a group of alumni filmmakers from the previous year’s festival to join the Filmmaker Advisory Board (FAB). This group of individuals possess years of professional experience in the film industry, insight into the craft of filmmaking, and have all made very impactful visits to Wichita with their films. This year, our festival education programs are hosted by our 2018 Film Advisory Board Members - all Tallgrass alumni filmmakers. Meet this year’s team: Filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper (Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, Versailles ‘73) Filmmaker Savannah Rodgers (Dragtivist, 2018 TED Resident, Tallgrass Alum) Filmmaker Skye Borgman (Abducted in Plain Sight, Tallgrass Alum) Filmmaker Laura Kirk (KU Film Professor, Actress, Tallgrass Alum) Free Education Workshops: Acting & Directing for the Camera presented by Laura Kirk FRIDAY, OCT. 19 | 5:30PM - 7PM | Classroom at Scottish Rite A workshop designed for actors and directors alike - this session will teach actors how to listen and apply feedback from directors while performing on screen. In addition, Kirk will inform directors how to provide clear direction to actors in a way they’ll be able to understand. Breaking into Indie Film presented by Savannah Rodgers SATURDAY, OCT. 20 | 11:00AM- 12:30PM | Classroom at Scottish Rite Savannah Rodgers will lead this masterclass on breaking into the independent film scene. The session will cover making the most of film school, local resources, grants, and the film festival circuit. Finding Your Festivals presented by Skye Borgman SATURDAY, OCT. 20 | 2:00PM - 3:30PM | Classroom at Scottish Rite What happens when your film is rejected from a large-scale film festival (Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca)? Director Skye Borgman will touch on navigating through regional festivals and the benefits they provide: from networking to distribution opportunities.


EDUCATION Green Light Yourself presented by Deborah Riley Draper SUNDAY, OCT. 21 | 1:30PM-3:00PM | Classroom at Scottish Rite Deborah Riley Draper will lead this session on returning to the hustle. Learn the ins and outs of DIY distribution and ‘finding your brand.’ Other points include marketing your project, the correlation between marketing and scriptwriting, and finding partnerships where you’d least expect it. KCAIC & FFA Present: Creating A Flourishing Film Festival FRIDAY, OCT. 18 | 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Harvester Arts, Wichita, KS

A half-day workshop for Kansas film festivals, presented by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the Film Festival Alliance, with conversation centered around developing your festival brand, programming, fundraising, marketing and other industry trends (lunch included.) Afternoon and evening screening tickets will be provided to attendees courtesy of the 16th annual Tallgrass Film Festival

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EDUCATION About Film Festival Alliance: Film Festival Alliance is a nonprofit networking organization that develops and fosters collaboration among mission-driven film festivals across North America. FFA offers resources to strengthen the film festival industry, and advocates for a sustainable and inclusive environment for film festivals and the people who run them. With a current membership of more than 150 organizations and individuals – representing a diverse array of size, geographic location and annual budget – FFA presents year-round organizational development and engagement opportunities around the country, offers valuable money-saving benefits – and creates a collective community for festival professionals. Meet the Festivals FRIDAY, OCT. 19 | 1:30 PM | Classroom at the Scottish Rite Film Festival Alliance’s signature Meet the Festivals is designed to create an open dialogue that increases the transparency between film festival professionals and filmmakers. Not only can festivals provide valuable insight for filmmakers, filmmakers can provide useful feedback to festivals. Join programmers from Tallgrass and other festivals to discuss the submission and selection process, and to share insights on how festivals can better serve filmmakers. Open to public. Meet the Filmmakers FRIDAY, OCT. 19 | 2:30 PM | Classroom at the Scottish Rite Immediately following Meet the Festivals, join the Tallgrass Filmmakers Class of 2018 as well as the Tallgrass programmers. Hosted by the 2018 Filmmaker Advisory Board. Open to the public. Coffee & Convo SUNDAY, OCT. 21| 10:30 AM | Classroom at the Scottish Rite Join members of the Tallgrass Film Advisory Board for morning coffee and a discussion with 2018 Tallgrass documentary directors about the process of documentary filmmaking.


SPONSORS PRESENTED BY CONSOLIDATED EQUITIES TRUST THE 2018 TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL IS PROUD TO BE SUPPORTED BY THE FOLLOWING:

BOB & MARTHA BUFORD BOB & MARTHA BUFORD


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Steve Anderson A friend of Tallgrass All Class Limo Ambiance Events by April Ann Keefer Apples & Arrows Arctic Glacier Premium Ice Art Busch & Jo Anne Lofland Aspen Boutique Barleycorn’s Beautiful Day Cafe Beck S. Turner Big Poppa E Bill Gardner Black Tie Celebrations Bob & Luigi’s Bonnie Bing-Honeyman Bradley Fair Bree and Jason Cox Brenda Farha Bruce Rowley Bud & Toni Gates Buffalo WIld WIngs Center Chester’s Chip Hilarides and Lisa Tatum Chris Cakes of Wichita Cindy Howard in memory Garry L. Howard Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates Conlee, Schmidt, & Emerson, LLP& Emerson, LLP

CryoKansas Cyd Gilman Deborah Fulton Dee Turner and Ginger Trepoy Dempsey’s Don Wright Donna Schmidt Donut Whole Downing Family Foundation Dripping Springs Vodka Eric Engstrom & Robert Bell Floyd and Kaye Gruver Foulston Siefkin LLP Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Gavin Peters Gavin Peters Photography Gloria Flentje Grae & April Johnson Harris Frame Company Henry Helgerson Company Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, L.L.P. Holly Dyer and Gary Owens Hubris Communications Jason’s Deli Jeff & Janice Van Sickle Jennifer Ray Jim & Kathy Siebert Jimmy John’s / River City Brewery

Josh Christie (edited) Justin Rorabaugh Karg Art Glass Kathy Schaack Kelsie Baab Knolla’s Pizza East Kurt Kerns (edited) Kyle & Tom Futo Kyle Filiatreault Lamphouse Photo Co. Larkspur Bistro & Bar LaTour Le Luci Event Lighting Lynda Carrier-Metz Lynn Miskell Major Hair Company Martin Pringle Attorneys at Law Mas Tequila Maximum Outdoor Equipment McAlisters Deli Metro Courier, Inc. Mumbai Rail Bistro Music Theater of Wichita Nitro Joe’s O2bar2go Old Chicago Old Mill Tasty Shop Pam Irish Panera Bread Paul & Michelle Witte Pepsi of Wichita Positive Directions Pumphouse Radio Kansas Randy Duncan Kaeser &


SPONSORS Blair Company Richard & Deyne Meadow Richard L. Honeyman Ruffin Properties Rygg Design Security 1st Title September Moon CupCakery Shiftboard Shocker Studios Siefken, LLP Standard Beverage Standard Beverage Corporation

Steve Howard Sugar Sisters Bakery Tallgrass Country Club Tanya’s Soup Kitchen The Arts Council The Coleman Company The Mead Street Collective The Workroom Trevor Harris Shelter Insurance Truffles Catering Twotrees Technologies, LLC VanChase Studios

Westar Energy Wichita Art Museum Wichita Community Foundation Wichita Fence Co Inc Wichita Habitat for Humanity ReStore Wichita State University Wichita Times|Travel Kansas Magazines Wichita Wagonmasters Wilke Family Life Center @ First United Methodist Church

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TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS The Tallgrass Film Festival was founded by Timothy O. Gruver in 2003. Staff Paul Melroy | Executive Director Nick Pope | Director of Programming Gray Brand | Director of Marketing Larry Knott | Tallgrass Accountant Programming Team Gretchen Mitchell | Assistant Director of Programming Hannah Bothner | Programming Coordinator, Shorts Andre Seward | Programming Assistant, Shorts Creative, Marketing & Publicity Erin Patten | Creative Manager John Wildman | Festival Publicist Megan St. Clair | Marketing Assistant/ Program Master Javan Gonzalez | Social Media Coordinator Patty Lane | Quality Control Volunteer Mary Ann Hollander | Volunteer Manager Hospitality Arietta Austin | Hospitality Manager Blair Birdsong | Hospitality Coordinator Box Office Hugo Phan | Box Office Manager Doanna Ayon | Assistant Box Office Manager Tech Taylor Dietterich | Technical Manager Events Tom Mittlestadt | Experience and Logistics Manager Suellen Petrillo | Events & Decor Assistant Brian Gray | Beverage Coordinator Shannon Boone | VIP Food Coordinator


TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS Festival Logistics Thane Chastain I Festival Producer Amber Brown| Festival Assistant 2018 Festival Artwork and Tallgrass Film Festival logo designed by Howerton + White. Senior Projectionists Naythan Smith Fletcher Powell Jake Treat Jim Davis John Willome Tim Buller Tom Wren Projectionists Kurt Goenner Blaise Webster Joel Bowers Caitlyn Cody Ted Davis Maggie Allen Micayla Mirasol Executive Decor Committee Cyndi Ponder Jovana Johnson Mary Ann Hollander Ann Spikes Will Pyles Jessica Brazil Amy Chrisman Wyatt Sheeder Tanya Merritt Tavrick Lawless Anita Raghavan Prescreeners Margie Beeler Greg Cooper Deyne Meadow Larry Salvato Jeff Zeidler


TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS Programmers Kelsie Baab Blaise Webster Jeremy Bennett Shan Jabara Brandi Biggs Art Kenyon Thane Chastain Susan Moeder Caitlyn Cody Clemente Moreno Alicia Dale Tyler Powell Shannon Fitts Sean Ritter Steve Gardner Novelene Ross Charity Hicks Dee Turner Tina Walterscheid Board of Directors April Johnson | President Jamil Malone | Vice President Lynn Miskell | Treasurer Janice Van Sickle | Secretary Richard Honeyman | Executive Committee, Member-at-Large, Board Member Jim Siebert | Board Member Kate Simpson Bastian | Nominating Committee Chair, Board Member Paul Witte | Sponsorship Committee Chair, Board Member Bonnie Bing | Board Member Art Busch | Board Member Chris Clark | Board Member Holly Dyer | Board Member Kyle Filiatreault | Board Member Bill Gardner | Board Member Ruthie Gillespie | Board Member Steve Howard | Board Member Tom Kennalley | Board Member Kathy Siebert | Board Member Nicole Howerton | Board Member Gavin Peters | Board Member Jennifer Ray | Board Member Justin Rorabaugh | Board Member Don Wright | Board Member Emily Bonavia | Board Member Emeritus Floyd Gruver | Board Member Emeritus Ann Keefer | Board Member Emeritus


TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS Emerging Programming Apprentices Amy Baber, Northeast Magnet High School Adler Moss, Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Deanna Moreno, Haysville Middle School Lauren Zoller, Wichita East High School Hannah Ezell, Wichita East High School Micah Streeter, Rose Hill High School Peter Daood, The Independent School Ryan Edwards, Wichita Collegiate School Brooklyn Nelson, Heights High School Madi Coleman, Wichita East High School Shaemus Cowan, Kapaun Mount Carmel High School 2018 Filmmaker Advisory Board Skye Borgman Savannah Rodgers Deborah Riley-Draper Laura Kirk Venue Managers Jack Silvers Brian Clark Linda Kersting Masheka Awari Marti Secondine Debbie Riley-Williams Ben Ropp Lisa Johnston Dave Johnston Entertainment & Bands DJ Carbon Scott Fowler Rudy Love & the Love Family Jim Vegas 2018 Festival Trailer created by Intake Studios.


TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL CREDITS Dan Rouser Angela Cassette Jamil Malone Steve Howard Kate Bastian Clay Bastian Ann Spikes Kacy Meinecke Gay Quisenberry Holly Dyer Tony Nelzen April Johnson Emily Bonavia Art Busch

Special Thanks

Tom Kennalley Kathy Siebert Barney Byard Diana Gordon Michael Ramsey Gary Jones Kirk Longhofer Barney Byard Tony Nelzen Leslie Coates John Hammer Kylie Brown Keegan Rogers Mike Gangwere

Mark Rodriguez Jenni Alonso Kyle Reynolds Hannah Reynolds Lela MeadowConner Heath Balderston Alex Schneider Eron Rawson Robin Melroy Pocket St.Clair Kansas Leadership Center

Thank you to our Community Partners: Butler Community College Culinary Program Fisch Haus Great Plains Nature Center Great Plains USBC Association Music Theater of Wichita Kansas Authors Club District 5 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation Positive Directions Sedgwick County Child Advocacy Center Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center Wichita Art Museum Wichita Big Screen Wichita Blues Society Wichita Comedy Wichita Jazz Festival Save the Date: The 17th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival October 16 - 20 in Downtown Wichita

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