independent film

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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Commentary
4:57 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Indie Film Guide: A Race To The Top

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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Down To The Wire Film Race

June 20 - 22

Tallgrass Film Association

The top 10 entries to the race will be screened at the Orpheum Theatre at 7:00 on June 22

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Indie Film Guide: A Packed Schedule

Peter Sellers in 'Dr. Strangelove'

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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Passion, Prejudice and South Pacific: Creating an American Masterpiece

May 7, 7:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

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Commentary
10:47 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Indie Film Guide: Gojira!

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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Ernest & Celestine

April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Watermark Books and Cafe

Tallgrass Film Association

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Commentary
9:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Indie Film Guide: Kansas Basketball and One of Hitchcock's Best

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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Tim's Vermeer

April 9 & 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

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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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