Indie Film Guide: Local Independents

Mar 26, 2014

Top Photo: Current KU Forward Justin Wesley portrays Wilt Chamberlain in the independent film Jayhawkers. Bottom Photo: Legendery KU Center Wilt Chamberlain later went on to become the first NBA player to score 100 points in a game, setting a league record for the highest number of points scored in a single game, a record that still stands today.

Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.


Following The Ninth

March 26, 7:30 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre



April 4, 8:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

"Neo-noir" set in the 1880s in Wichita; shot primarily in Kansas, including Cowtown



April 5 & 6, 11:00 a.m.

April 7 - 10, 7:15 p.m.

April 12 & 13, 11:00 a.m.

Salina Art Center

Directed by KU professor Kevin Willmott, looks at the impact of Wilt Chamberlain on Lawrence in the 1950s

Hear Carla Eckels' story about Jayhawkers


Tim's Vermeer

April 4, 5:30 & 7:15

April 6, 2:00; 5:00 & 7:00

April 7 - 10, 5:30

Salina Art Center

Directed by Teller (of Penn and Teller), documentary follows one man's attempt to imitate Vermeer's painting technique

Hear Teller talk to Robert Siegel about Tim's Vermeer


Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins

April 6, 3:00 & 7:00

Orpheum Theatre

Dramatized version of the life of Christian musician (and former Wichitan) Rich Mullins



April 8, 7:00 p.m.

Wichita Peace and Social Justice Center

Costa-Gavras' award-winning film about the military coup in 1970s Chile