June film events include a film race, movies under the stars

Friends of the Historic Dunbar Theater are showing several films for free outside the theater, 1007 N. Cleveland, this month.

Friends of the Historic Dunbar Theater are showing several films for free outside the theater, 1007 N. Cleveland, this month.

The Wichita Eagle

If you’re looking to avoid the crowds at the multiplexes, there are plenty of indie and alternative screenings happening around town this month. Here’s a look:


120 E. First St. Unit 113

Tallgrass Film Center

“Pleasure” Twenty-year-old Bella Cherry leaves her small town in Sweden and heads for Los Angeles with the aim of becoming the world’s next big porn star, but the road to her goal turns out to be bumpier than she imagined. 7 and 10 pm Friday, June 10 and 10 pm Sunday, June 11. Tickets are $ 12.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she can save what’s important to her by connecting with the lives she could have led in other universes. 7 and 10 pm June 17 and 7 and 10 pm June 18. Tickets are $ 12.

Take 36 film competition Filmmakers have 36 hours to conceive, develop, write, shoot, edit and submit a short film. The competition will kick off the evening of June 24 and wrap up the morning of June 26. A showcase of the top 10 films selected by judges will be shown at 7 pm on June 26 the Orpheum Theater, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets are $ 10.


200 N. Broadway


“Victor / Victoria” Julie Andrews received the Oscar nomination for a struggling female soprano who finds work playing a male female impersonator. Got all that? Part of the 2022 Anniversary Film Series. 7 pm June 16. Tickets are $ 8, $ 7 students, seniors and military.

“I Love My Dad” A hopelessly estranged father catfishes his son in an attempt to reconnect. This is a special one-time Tallgrass Film Association and Magnolia Pictures preview screening of the film starring Patton Oswalt, which releases theatrically Aug. 5. 7 pm June 23. Tickets are $ 15.

“Do the Right Thing” On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. Part of the Black Lens Film Series. 7 pm June 30. Tickets are $ 8, $ 7 students, seniors and military.


Presented by Friends of the Historic Dunbar Theater

Outside by the theater at 1007 N. Cleveland

Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged. Free admission.

“Imitation of Life” The 1959 classic starring Sandra Lee follows an aspiring white actress who takes in an African-American widow whose mixed-race daughter is desperate to be seen as white. A panel discussion moderated by TKAAM starts at 7 pm June 11. Film starts at 8.

“BlacKkKlansman” An African American police officer from Colorado Springs infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate. 8 pm June 18 with a Q&A with co-writer Kevin Willmott (who won the Oscar for writing the script with Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz).

“Space Jam” In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes characters seek the aid of retired basketball champion Michael Jordan. Film is at 4 pm, a street party with music by Pioneer DjDon in the Mixx, food trucks and free popcorn is at 3 pm

Reach Rod Pocowatchit at rodrick@rawdzilla.com.


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