Tallgrass Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Tallgrass Film Festival
SINCE: 2003
WHERE: Wichita, Kansas
WEBSITE: www.tallgrassfilmfest.com
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Tallgrass Film Festival is a annual event operated by the non-profit organization Tallgrass Film Association.

“KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON” “THE DAVID DANCE” Win Tallgrass Film Festival Audience Top Awards

“KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON” “THE DAVID DANCE” Win Tallgrass Film Festival Audience Top Awards

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KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ONdirected by Al Hicks is the winner of the Vimeo Audience Award Documentary Feature, and THE DAVID DANCE, directed by Aprill Winney is the winner of Vimeo Audience Award Narrative Feature at the12th annual Tallgrass Film Festival. Shot over the course of five years by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON depicts a 23-­year­-old, blind piano prodigy, Justin Kauflin, and music legend and teacher Clark Terry, 89.   A winter drama set in Buffalo, NY, THE DAVID DANCE tells the story of David, who is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself. However, as his on-air alias ‘Danger Dave,’ the host of “Gay Talk,” he’s poised, witty, and every listener’s best friend! Then life one day throws him a lemon. Past and present intertwine to tell the story of a man learning to love and accept himself.

Kansas’ Tallgrass Film Festival Reveals 2014 Galas and Spotlight Films; Opens with Roger Ebert Film “LIFE ITSELF”

Kansas’ Tallgrass Film Festival Reveals 2014 Galas and Spotlight Films; Opens with Roger Ebert Film “LIFE ITSELF”

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The 12th annual Tallgrass Film Festival taking place in and around downtown Wichita, Kansas from October 15 through 19, 2014, will open with the Wichita, Kansas theatrical premiere of LIFE ITSELF, and close with acclaimed feature BEFORE I DISAPPEAR. LIFE ITSELF, from critically acclaimed Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) along with executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball), recounts the inspiring, entertaining and colorful life of world-renowned film critic Roger Ebert–a story that is by turns personal, funny, moving and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores Roger Ebert’s legacy–his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times, his turn as screenwriter of BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, his on and off screen relationship with Gene Siskel, all culminating in his ascension as one of the most influential cultural voices in America.