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Gala Films 

Opening Night Gala: FOR THE BIRDS (VIR DE VOËLS) 
Wednesday, October 18, 7:00pm, Scottish Rite

Sponsored by: Steve Anderson

DIRECTOR: Quentin Krog South Africa | 2016 | 2h 4m
Afrikaans with English subtitles 

It’s the 70’s and Irma Humpel, an independent-thinking young woman, finds herself in front of the minister with Sampie de Klerk. How did she get here?
Is she ready for this kind of commitment?

* Actors Simoné Nortmann and Neels van Jaarsveld scheduled to attend. 

Preceded by: FIDGET SINNER | d. Micah Streeter, p. Peter Daood | USA | 2017 | 7m Tallgrass EPA’s DTTW Film Race student entry

Opening Night Gala Party | Wichita Art Museum | 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Celebrate the first night of Tallgrass in style at the Wichita Art Museum, with food, drink and live music by Llew Brown Band. $25 for film and party. Get Tickets >

Centerpiece Gala: HUNTING EMMA (JAGVELD) 
Friday, October 20, 8:00pm, Scottish Rite

Sponsored by: Grumpy Old Men

DIRECTOR: Byron Davis South Africa | 2016 | 1h 43m
Afrikaans with English subtitles 

Emma le Roux just wants to go home for the holidays. Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma. She’s made the trip to her father’s farm a thousand times. Piece of cake. But not today...

* Producer Tim Theron and Actor Neels van Jaarsveld scheduled to attend.

Preceded by: DEADLOCK WEDLOCK | DTTW Film Race Grand Prize Winner d. Landon Barton, p. Jake Fisher | USA | 2017 | 7m

Centerpiece Gala Party | Union Station | 701 E. Douglas
Join us for a Tallgrass Side Show, with shenanigans, drinks, eats and live entertainment from The Comfort Revue. $25 for film and party.  Get Tickets >

Stubbornly Independent Gala: I HATE THE MAN IN MY BASEMENT
Saturday, October 21, 8:00pm, Scottish Rite

Sponsored by: Rick & Monica Nutt

DIRECTOR: Dustin Cook USA | 2017 | 1h 32m 

Lonely and isolated, and still grieving for his murdered wife, Claude develops an unexpected crush for salsa instructor Kyra. Unfortunately, he’s not sure how to move forward since he still has this... situation...in the basement.

$5,000 cash prize Sponsored by Paula & Barry Downing.

* Writer/Director Dustin Cook scheduled to attend.

Stubbornly Independent Gala Party | Bus Depot | 312 S. Broadway
It’s Dystopia at the former Greyhound Bus Station with drinks, eats, and live entertainment from DJ Panda and Fool News. $25 for film and party. Get Tickets >

Closing Night Gala & Awards Ceremony: SERVED LIKE A GIRL
Sunday, October 22, 6:30pm, Orpheum

Sponsored by: Emprise Bank

DIRECTOR: Lysa Heslov | USA | 2017 | 1h 30m

Served Like A Girl chronicles the lives of female veterans as they compete for the crown of Ms. Veteran America.

* Director Lysa Heslov and Guest scheduled to attend.

Film preceded by TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY Hosted by Men’s Scrapbooking Club

Closing Night Party | Emprise Bank | 257 N. Broadway
Play it, Sam. We celebrate the final night of the 15th annual TFF with drinks, eats, and live entertainment from Crisis Casanova. $25 for film and party. Get Tickets >