LHUCA Announces 2017 Flatland Film Festival Dates and Screenings
Lubbock, TX, (September 7, 2017) – LHUCA announced its official program selections for the 13th annual Flatland Film Festival taking place October 19 – 21, 2017 in partnership with Texas Tech Public Media and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Co-chaired by Dr. Rob Peaslee and Paul Allen Hunton, FFF’s 13th annual celebration of artistic excellence brings together film enthusiasts, filmmakers, directors, and producers to enjoy the best of cinema in Lubbock and the South Plains.
FFF will screen feature and short films representing multiple genres, along with special artist and director panels, conversations, and festivities. Kicking off FFF’s program is a 20th Anniversary screening of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery on Thursday, October 19 in the LHUCA Firehouse Theatre, featuring a live Skype Q&A with director Jay Roach. The after-party will be held at Flippers Tavern (1406 Ave. Q).
Friday’s program features a special screening of Between Earth and Sky, a documentary film exploring environmental and climate change in the Alaskan frontier with a live, in-person Q&A with producers Paul Hunton and Jonathan Seaborn and Dr. Katherine Hayhoe, Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas Tech University and creator of PBS’s Global Weirding.
Friday will also feature a selection of 100 minutes of some of the best short films the region has to offer at Alamo Drafthouse. The audience will vote for the best film, to which a cash prize of $500 will be awarded, courtesy of Texas Tech Public Media. A reception for the filmmakers will be held following the shorts program in the Drafthouse’s Glass Half Full bar. A midnight screening of Tragedy Girls, a horror-comedy film, will follow the reception.
Saturday’s programming will begin at LHUCA with a 24 Frames screening of KTTZ-TV’s documentary homage to Louise Hopkins Underwood. The afternoon’s program will begin with Through the Repellent Fence, a documentary film exploring “Repellent Fence,” a two-mile long outdoor artwork on the U.S.-Mexico border. Saturday continues with The Secret Life of Lance Letscher, a documentary providing a deeply personal and psychological portrait of internationally-acclaimed collage artist Lance Letscher. An exhibit of Letscher’s work will be on display in LHUCA’s Martin McDonald Gallery. Q&A with the film’s producer Sandra Adair will follow the screening.
Lubbock Book Festival is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors, including Civic Lubbock, Inc., Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Tech College of Media and Communication, Reagor-Dykes Auto Group, Texas Film Commission, and La Sirena.
More information about festival tickets, programming, and screening schedule can be found at www.flatlandfilm.org.
About LHUCA: The mission of LHUCA is to cultivate and celebrate all the arts by inspiring creativity and engaging with the community. We envision Lubbock and the South Plains as a community where the arts are widely valued and visible, where aspiring and practicing artists are supported, and where all residents have the opportunity to explore and develop their own artistic creativity.
Please direct inquiries about Flatland Film Festival to Jakob Reynolds, LHUCA Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (806) 762-8606.