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
The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne
October 16, 7:30 p.m.
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.
October 18, 7:00 p.m.
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.
October 19, 7:30 p.m.
Tallgrass celebrates independent filmmakers and movies made for less than $750,000
Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story
October 20, 7:00 p.m.
Documentary on the children's book author/illustrator who also dealt in subversive erotica and political art.
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.