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LHUCA, Texas Tech University to Host Flatland Film Festival

Flatland Film Festival 2016 (Source: Facebook) Flatland Film Festival 2016 (Source: Facebook)

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The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) and Texas Tech University will host the 12th annual Flatland Film Festival Oct. 6-8 at the Firehouse Theatre and Alamo Drafthouse.

The festival was founded in 2004 and is intended to support filmmakers and encourage artistic expression. Most of the films at the festival are from Texas filmmakers or have Texas themes. It also will include a 30th anniversary screening of the film "True Stories," starring Lubbock native Jo Harvey Allen.

A festival pass is $30 and provides access to all films, parties and Q&A sessions. Individual tickets can be purchased for $10 online or at the door. Student tickets are available for $5 at the door.

Some of the films include:

  • The film "True Stories" by David Byrne, which is about a small Texas town and its musical citizens on a parade and in a talent show. A Q&A with Jo Harvey Allen will follow this screening.
  • A screening of the official selection of juried shorts from independent filmmakers will be available at the festival.
  • "Starving the Beast," directed by Steve Mims, is about the power struggle on college campuses in the United States as politicians try to reform public education and will be featured at the festival.
  • The festival will feature "The Liberators," produced by Cassie Hay, tells the story of lost medieval artwork tracked to a small Texas town.
  • "Honky Tonk Heaven: The Legend of the Broken Spoke" is a documentary produced by Michelle Randolph Faires about the Broken Spoke, a dance hall and local Austin landmark. The film looks at the dance hall's cultural history. There will be a Q&A session with the producer after the screening.

There will be free screenings of two films about painters:

  • "Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Plains," followed by a Q&A session with the director, Marla Field.
  • "The Twilight Angel," with a Q&A with filmmakers James Koskinas and John Witham.
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