12th annual Tallgrass Film Festival Galas and Spotlight Films

The Tallgrass Film Festival is pleased to announce the feature film selected for its Gala and Thursday Night Spotlight screenings. “This year’s gala selections contain elements of deception mixed with imitation and obsession – an exciting combination of influential cinema and new voices,” said Co-Programming Director Nick Pope.
“As we embark on our 12th festival, Tallgrass is privileged and thrilled to be able to curate and share these theatrical experiences with our community.” For the first time, the Stubbornly Independent Gala was selected by a jury of entertainment industry professionals.

Tickets are available online beginning September 27 and in person October 13. A VIP TALLPass gains admittance to all Galas, after-parties and screenings and is only $185 through September, 30th.

Opening Night Gala, Sponsored by Rick & Monica Nutt

Wednesday, October 15, 7:00 pm at Orpheum, After Party at Union Station, $25,

LIFE ITSELF (2014), Dir. Steve James; with Special Guest Producer Zak Piper

Return of the Reels Gala, Sponsored by Jack Daniels

Friday, October 17, 7:30 pm at The Orpheum, After Party at Cowtown,
$25 (includes both films & party)

YOJIMBO (1961), Dir. Akira Kursawa, with Special Guest Film Historian and Kurosawa Scholar Stephen Prince

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964), Dir. Sergio Leone

Stubbornly Independent Gala, sponsored by Vimeo

Saturday, October 18, 7:30 pm at the Scottish Rite, After Party at Emprise Bank Parking Garage, $25

THE LIVING (2014), Dir. Jack Bryan; with Special Guests Director/Writer Producer Jack Bryan and Producer Laura DuBois

 All Stubbornly Independent nominees will screen during the festival

Closing Night Gala, sponsored by Steve Anderson

Sunday, October 19, 6:45 pm at the Orpheum, After Party at Block One Parking Garage, $25

BEFORE I DISAPPEAR (2014), Dir. Sean Christensen, with Special Guest Editor Andrew Napier

Thursday Night Spotlight Films, sponsored by Wichita State University

Thursday, October 16, Orpheum and Scottish Rite Theatres

Tickets: $10 GA; $8 WSU Community with Valid ID

GONE DOGGY GONE (2014), with Special Guest Writer/Director Kasi Brown (KS Filmmaker)

MAD AS HELL (2014), with Special Guest Director/Producer Andrew Napier

The full festival lineup will be announced on http://tallgrassfilmfest.com on Saturday, October 27th. The online box office will open the same day. The physical box office will open at the Orpheum Theatre on Monday, October 13th. Follow the festival on facebook and twitter for up to the minute programming news & share your festival photos on instagram #tallgrassfilm.