The 2015 Tallgrass Film Festival has announced its full slate of films, with Adam and Aaron Nee’s “Band of Robbers” set as its opening feature.
“Band of Robbers” modernizes Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, imagining them as a petty criminal and corrupt cop, respectively. The comedy stars Kyle Gallner, Hannibal Buress and Melissa Benoist, among others.
Selected to close the festival is Ian and Eshom Nelms’ “Waffle Street,” based on James Adams’ memoir of the same name. The film catalogues Adams’ efforts to switch from the finance world to the food industry. Danny Glover and James Lafferty star.
The Wichita-set festival will also screen Mark Webber’s “The Ever After,” about a couple suffering in the wake of a trauma, after presenting the filmmaker with the 2015 Ad Astra Award.
“This year’s selection of films truly offers something for everyone. From hilarious comedies to deeply affecting dramas to one of the most impressive lineups of documentaries we have ever had, Wichita has much to choose from this year. As always, we will celebrate the best in independent filmmaking and the Stubbornly Independent spirit behind the making of those films, but we will also celebrate some classics, and really offer our community the opportunity to view the world through another lens. It’s simply a great lineup of films,” said Tallgrass Film Festival Executive Director Lela Meadow-Conner.
The Tallgrass Film Festival will screen 203 films in total. It runs October 14-18.