Indie Film Guide: Tallgrass Turns It Up To Eleven

Oct 9, 2013

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.

Coming Up: Tallgrass XI


The Eleventh Tallgrass Film Festival

October 16 - 20

Full Film Guide

Full Schedule

Smallgrass Family Program

Greengrass Environmental Films Program


Tallgrass Opening Night Gala

The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne

October 16, 7:30 p.m.

Scottish Rite

Documentary on a poor African American woman who went from the segregation of the 1950s to being one of the most notorious jewel thieves in the world.


Tallgrass Centerpiece Gala

Pulp Fiction

October 18, 7:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

Accompanied by a discussion with the film's casting director and music supervisor, moderated by Wichita native Jason Bailey who has written an upcoming book on the movie.


Tallgrass Stubbornly Independent Gala


October 19, 7:30 p.m.

Scottish Rite

Tallgrass celebrates independent filmmakers and movies made for less than $750,000


Tallgrass Closing Night Gala

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

October 20, 7:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

Documentary on the children's book author/illustrator who also dealt in subversive erotica and political art.


Take Us Home

October 18, 12:15 p.m.; Wichita Public Library Central Branch

October 20, 2:45 p.m.; Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Tallgrass selection directed by KMUW news director Aileen LeBlanc, documents the efforts of a family of Ethiopian Jews to be accepted into Israel.