10:00AM – TIM GRUVER KANSAS SHORTS
All short films in this program are made by filmmakers born, raised, educated in, and/or living in the Sunflower state.
|– SLOW DANCE
– The Ballad of Rich and CHamp
– Emerging Artists
|– Step 9
– The Wheat Harvest
– Don Johnson is Not Your Man
– Hole in the Ground
– I am…Brihanna Jayde
12:30PM – LETTERS HOME
Newly arrived with his family in a small Midwestern town, a smart but hopelessly awkward boy despairs that he will never truly fit in. Yet as the years pass, he realizes that his adopted hometown has become more a part of his identity than he ever dreamed possible.
3:00PM – NIGHT SCREAMS
Filmed in Wichita on 35mm during the last gasp of the 1980’s slasher trend, NIGHT SCREAMS includes several Wichita actors and crew, was released worldwide on VHS in 1988 and DVD in 2002, but it NEVER had a Wichita screening!
Join us for the World Theatrical Premier of the 35th Anniversary 4K restoration of the Director/Producers preferred FINAL CUT. Starring Wichita natives Barbara Schoenhofer, Mike Roark, Susan Lyles, Dennis Arnold, Ed Baker, Randy Lunsford, Diana Martin, Tony Brown, John Hines, Leslie Thomas, Jerry Goehring and Delos V. Smith Jr.! Featuring The Sweetheart Dancers!
High school football star David has just won a four-year scholarship to the University of Oklahoma, and – with his parents away for the night – is planning to mark the occasion with a party for his buddies and girlfriend. But, as the evening’s festivities get underway at a local nightclub, two violent fugitives take refuge in the basement of David’s home. When the action moves over to David’s place, it quickly becomes clear that someone is intent on spoiling the celebration – as, one by one, the revelers get picked off and butchered in various gruesome ways. But are the stowaway crooks responsible for the carnage, or is this the work of someone even more unhinged?
The brainchild of producer/co-writer Dillis L. Hart II and starring Ron Thomas (The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai), the Wichita-lensed NIGHT SCREAMS from director Allen Plone is a late-entry slasher gem that offers up an embarrassment of inventive kills, incorporating electrified hot tubs, bodies crushed under cars, death by poisonous fumes and faces shoved into hamburger grills alongside more “standard” methods of hacking and slashing.
6:00PM – TOKYO COWBOY – GALA FILM
Brash businessman Hideki arrives in Montana having convinced his Tokyo bosses he can turn a profitless US cattle ranch into a premiere-performing asset. Yet when his Hardee’s-burger-loving Japanese Wagyu-beef expert fails him, Hideki is poised to misfire magnificently unless he identifies a missing element that’s key to the transformation… himself.
8:15PM – AWARDS