Tallgrass Film Festival


1 PM | HUDSON

A man embarks on a trip with his estranged cousin Hudson to spread his late mother’s ashes. They meet an unusual woman along the way and their simple road trip turns into a dysfunctional adventure.

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3:30 PM | INTERNATIONAL FALLS

Dee is a wife and mom stuck in a boring job and a broken marriage in what feels like the frozen edge of the world: International Falls, Minnesota. A comedy nerd with a secret dream of getting on stage, she meets Tim, a burned-out touring comedian at a moment of crisis. Her walls crumble as she faces the realities of a life she’s become adept at ignoring: a dead end job, a cheating husband, and a dream she’s never had the guts to pursue. Tim, nursing his own miseries, tells Dee this will be his last show as a comedian, which turns out to be a sadly ominous prediction. The line between comedy and tragedy is blurred as Dee is forced to ask the inevitable question that all must face: Now what?

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6:30 PM | CLOSING NIGHT GALA: GIVE ME LIBERTY

Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in a breakout performance), a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams.

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