2014 Tallgrass Film Festival DAY 2 (10/16/14)

life itselfLast night the 12th annual Tallgrass Film Festival kicked off with a screening of “Life Itself,” a feature documentary about Roger Ebert, in front of a packed audience at the Orpheum Theater.  It was an amazing story covering the scope of Ebert’s professional life intertwined with interviews and a glimpse into his personal life during his final days before passing away.  The film was preceded by a hilarious short (The Gunfighter) that had Wichita rolling in the aisles with laughter.  Those of Oz showed why Wichita is the best place for independent films and filled the Orpheum on a Wednesday night with the Royals racing for the ALCS Pennant. “Life Itself” Producer Zak Piper was on hand for a great Q&A after and then it was time to let loose!  As to be expected, the film was followed by an amazing gala (fancy word for party) at Union Station featuring a firehouse theme, delicious food, amazing music by Robin Macy and the Cherokee Maidens, the unveiling of Lamphouse Photo Co.’s gorgeous new “Birdie Booth” photo booth, and much more! Read More