Commentary
5:00 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Tallgrass Turns It Up To Eleven

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

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The Eleventh Tallgrass Film Festival

October 16 - 20

Full Film Guide

Full Schedule

Smallgrass Family Program

Greengrass Environmental Films Program

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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.

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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.

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Tallgrass Stubbornly Independent Gala

FAVOR

October 19, 7:30 p.m.

Scottish Rite

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

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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.

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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.