Commentary
5:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Indie Film Guide: Local Independents

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.
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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.

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Following The Ninth

March 26, 7:30 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

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Wichita

April 4, 8:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

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

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Jayhawkers

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

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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

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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

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Missing

April 8, 7:00 p.m.

Wichita Peace and Social Justice Center

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