Tallgrass Film Festival

Closet Monster

10:00 AM  (100 min)

Oscar Madly hovers on the brink of adulthood – destabilized by his dysfunctional parents, unsure of his sexuality, and haunted by horrific images of a tragic gay bashing he witnessed as a child. A talking hamster, imagination and the prospect of love help him confront his surreal demons and discover himself.

Toronto International Film Festival winner, Best Canadian Feature


The Brand New Testament (Le Tout Nouveau Testament) 

12:15 PM (120 min)

God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young opinionated daughter in present-day Brussels, Belgium. She concludes that her dad is doing a terrible job and decides to rewrite the world, which leaves God angry, powerless and adamant to get his power back.

2016 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Language Feature


Timothy Gruver Spotlight on Kansas Filmmaker Program

2:45 PM (120 min)

Grammy, 2015, Jill Gevargizian, USA/Lenexa, KS, 2m

Nestor Talbot, 2015, Craig Erpelding, USA/Manhattan KS, 11m

If Death Were Kind, 2015, Austin Blankenau, USA/Lawrence, KS, 14m

The LaRosh Harvest Legacy, 2016, Doug Armknecht, USA/Smith Center, KS, 8m

Other Parts of Self, 2016, Robert Brogden, USA/Olathe, KS 16m

Off Track Betty, 2015, Clayton Dean Smith, USA/Shawnee Mission, KS 21m

Imaginem, 2016, Cole Campbell, Cameron Lawrence, USA/Wichita, KS, 3m

Better Luck Next Time, 2016, Naythan Smith, USA/Wichita, KS, 4m

Ace - The Gas Station Cowboy, 2015, Evan Senn, Kyle Pugh USA/Wichita, KS, 9m  

King, 2016, Ellen Crispin, USA/Wichita, KS, 9m

Other, 2015, Rodrick Pocowatchit, USA/Wichita, KS, 5m