Every year the Tallgrass Film Festival takes place in Whichita, Kansas, United States. This year is not an exception and this film festival brings five days of parties, VIP events, educational opportunities and, of course, film screening. As a matter of fact, more than 200 indie movies will be screened in this festival. For that reason, if you are near Kansas and you consider yourself as an indie movie lover, we recommend you to go to the Tallgrass Film Festival.
The Tallgrass Film Festival was founded in 2003 by filmmaker and former student from Brigham Young University, Timothy Gruver. Since 2003 this festival has increased its popularity. According to the festival’s statistics, in 2013, more than 10,000 people attended to the Tallgrass Film Festival, including 34 visiting filmmakers and this year is expected more attendance that the previous years.
As a matter of fact, 206 movies will be screened in this festival, including 49 movies and 157 shorts. In addition, there are opportunities not only to watch American or Kansas-related indie movies, but there are movies that represent other countries, such as:
- United Arab Emirates
According to director, Anthony Grippa, he heard from a friend that the Tallgrass Film Festival was an excellent event to submit his movie. Grippa stated that his friend told him that everyone that worked at Tallgrass were really nice and were very interested in movies. Thus, Grippa knew that this would be the perfect place to present his new movie called Half Brother. This movie follows a man on his thirties that is dumped by his girlfriend and has to move back with his parents. When the man comes back to his parent’s house, he notices that his mom and dad are facing a difficult situation in their marriage and probably they will divorce.
Some other movies that will be present at the Tallgrass Film Festival are:
Before I Disappear: this movie follows the life of Richie, an irresponsible man, who receives a call from his sister to take care of his niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
- Life Itself: this documentary follows the life and career of popular film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.
- Gone Doggy Gone: it follows the life of a married couple who treat their dog as a baby. Suddenly, the dog disappears and the couple begins a journey to look for the dog. At the end, they found the dog’s kidnapper and the couple renews the love of each other while defeat their fear of becoming parents.
- The Living: a man wakes up with a terrible hangover and realizes that he has severely beaten his wife. Now, he has to redeem with her while her mother-in-law disapproves his actions and his brother-in-law hires an ex-con to kill him.
These are some of the movie that will be presented in the Tallgrass Film Festival, you must watch them all. For that reason, if you live or you currently are in Kansas, this film festival is a must, especially if you are a movie lover.