The Free State Festival returns to Lawrence starting Monday, and the event lineup features a wide variety of film screenings, cultures and musical performances.
The 2023 Free State Festival lineup packs locally and nationally known creatives into a weeklong multimedia extravaganza, featuring comedy, neoclassical piano, short films paired with food, documentaries about changemakers and much more.
People face heavy issues these days, but comic Hari Kondabolu doesn’t think we should shy away from them — even while taking in a comedy show. After all, the best stand-up routines bring about some kind of healing, he says.
Filmmaker John Waters returned to Lawrence for “False Negative: An Evening with John Waters” as part of the Free State Festival Thursday night.
In-person appearances by filmmaker John Waters, comedian Cameron Esposito, musicians The Black Creatures and Oscar winner Kevin Willmott are among some of the highlights of Free State Festival’s Act 2.
The Sundance Film Festival and Wichita’s mama.film will bring world premieres of comedies, period pieces, dramas and documentaries to Liberty Hall next month as part of the Sundance Satellite Screen program.
The Sundance Film Festival will hold screenings at Lawrence’s Liberty Hall in January as one of seven satellite sites nationwide, the festival announced Monday.
Free State Festival organizers have launched the Free State Film Society, a new, year-round membership program for movie lovers. They’ve also announced the dates of the festival’s Act 2.
Let’s take a brief look at each evening’s film along with a few other short statements submitted by Free State Festival participants.
The Free State Festival’s lineup of movies, comedy, live music and more — announced this week — will take place in safe, open-air environments.
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