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Free State Film Festival to Open in Lawrence


Free State Film Festival to Open in Lawrence  

The inaugural Free State Film Festival gets under way in Lawrence this weekend, featuring both locally-produced films and movies that are making the rounds of the festival circuit nationwide. Marlo Angell is the festival director, and she says the idea for the event grew from the success of the Lawrence Arts Center's existing short film festival.

The Free State Film Festival begins tomorrow (FRI) at the Lawrence Arts Center, and runs through Sunday. For more information about the films that will be shown and ticket prices, visit



New Film Festival Getting Underway in Lawrence 

This weekend, the first Free State Film Festival gets underway at the Lawrence Arts Center. The event will feature short and feature-length films and filmmaking workshops. According to festival director Marlo Angell, one of the goals of the weekend is to highlight the work of filmmakers from in and around the Lawrence area.


Tickets for the festival can be purchased at the Lawrence Arts Center. For more information on participating films and showtimes, visit



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