independent film

Commentary
5:30 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Kicking Off A Few New Series

Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner'

    

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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Blade Runner: The Final Cut

March 16 & 17, 7 & 10 p.m. (both days)

Wichita Big Screen "Return of the Cults" series

Warren Old Town

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Commentary
5:30 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Cold Movies For Cold Weather

THIS is cold.
Credit Mauri23mauri / Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons

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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Commentary
5:30 am
Fri January 30, 2015

The Babadook Comes To Wichita

Noah Wiseman and Essie Davis in 'The Babadook'

    

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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The Babadook

January 30, 31; 7:00, 9:15 & 11:30

Palace Theatre

Wichita Big Screen

Highly acclaimed and decorated 2014 Australian horror film

 

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Commentary
11:30 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Smallgrass!

 

 

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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"Smallgrass" Film Festival

January 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Exploration Place

Tallgrass Film Association

Day-long family film festival includes Animalopolis, Babe, and Belle & Sebastian

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Commentary
10:55 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Tallgrass For The New Year

Edward Snowden, subject of the documentary 'Citizenfour'

  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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Citizenfour

January 11, 3:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

Screening kicks off the Tallgrass Film Association's Indie at the Orpheum series.

 

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Commentary
11:42 am
Wed December 3, 2014

'Happy Christmas' Lives Up To Its Name

Lena Dunham, Anna Kendrick and an amazing toddler in 'Happy Christmas'

Back when I was in college, one of my classes happened to be talking about Christmas movies. A classmate was railing against everyone else’s favorites, because, he said, on some level, they all rewarded materialism. It wasn’t even that he thought Christmas movies should be a religious thing, just that a real Christmas movie shouldn’t about giving or getting some thing. Our instructor asked him if he thought there was such a thing as a real Christmas movie, and without missing a beat, my classmate said, "The Ice Storm."

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Commentary
10:29 am
Wed October 8, 2014

The October Festival Circuit

Toshiro Mifune (right) as Sanjuro the samurai in 'Yojimbo', playing at the Tallgrass Film Festival

  The Tallgrass Film Festival runs from October 15th - 19th, but there's also a horror movie festival running throughout the month. Details on both below!

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Tallgrass Film Festival

Full Festival Guide

Festival lineup by showtime

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Can You Dig It?

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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The Warriors

September 8 & 9, 7:00 & 10:00 (both nights)

Warren Old Town

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Commentary
10:34 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Dudegrass Really Ties The Room Together

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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Gulliver's Travels

August 14, 7:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

75th anniversary screening of the second full-length feature animated film.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Another Take On Summer Movies

'George Washington,' David Gordon Green, 2000

For a lot of people, “summer movie” means action, superheroes, things blowing up, buildings falling down.

I like that stuff, too. I won’t lie about that.

There’s another kind though. And I’ll admit that these movies play to a far smaller audience than those big-budget thrill-fests. But for me, they’re the kind of movies that really capture something about summer. The heat, the sort of aimlessness some of us feel without the constraints of school, and the real rhythms of life.

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