2018 Flatland Film Festival
Thursday, September 20
7:00 p.m. at LHUCA
Writer and Director: Yen Tan
Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, “1985” follows Adrian, a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis.
Discussion panel to follow.
Friday, September 21
Short Film Contest Screening
6:00 p.m. at Premiere Cinema Lubbock
90-100 minutes of short films by regional filmmakers selected by the Flatland Film Festival Committee.
The Big Lebowski
8:30 p.m. at Premiere Cinema Lubbock
Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Saturday, September 22
10:00 a.m. at LHUCA
For nearly fifty years, the Lubbock Arts Alliance has championed the vital role of the arts in our community. Through ARTadventures!, the Arts Alliance provides an art education program to nurture self-expression and self-confidence in many of our most vulnerable children. This summer 16 children from the Parkway Sommerville Center had the opportunity to work with professional filmmaker, Torico Price, for three weeks. They wrote, acted, and recorded their creative stories into short films – including a horror flick! The artistic excellence of the ARTadventures! program has been recognized by Texas Women for the Arts. To learn more about our work, please visit us at lubbockarts.org.
Meow Wolf: Origin Story
11:00 a.m. at LHUCA
Writers: Morgan Capps, Christina Procter
Directors: Morgan Capps, Jilann Spitzmiller
This feature-length documentary chronicles a group of disenfranchised artists in Santa Fe who become a DIY collective named Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions happen to crack open a profitable niche in the arts and entertainment industry. With the wild success of the House of Eternal Return, the collective is now facing its own internal turmoil – even as it begins to change the lives of creatives everywhere.
Educational Panel with Filmmakers
5:00 p.m. at LHUCA
Run Like the Devil
7:00 p.m. at LHUCA
Director: Steve Mims
This documentary in two parts sets out to clearly, accurately and objectively lay out the importance of the Beto O’Rourke-Ted Cruz contest, allowing the candidates, their supporters and critics to speak for themselves. Part One will tell the origin stories of the candidates and explain the contemporary histories of their two state parties. Why does the Republican party own all branches of government? How did the Democratic party become marginalized?
Q&A with Filmmaker to follow.
After Party on the LHUCA Plaza
Short Film Awards will be announced during the After Party.