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Indie Film Guide

Indie Film Guide: 4/22 - 5/5

  4/22 – 5/5

4/26: Detaining Dreams: No Way to Treat a Child; Peace and Social Justice Center, (7:00 p.m.)

4/29: Wag the Dog; Tallgrass; CSB (5:30)/Anchor/Monarch; Art Day of Giving

4/29: Herb and Dorothy; Orpheum 5:30 (Art DoG)

5/5: It Might Get Loud; Tallgrass; Exploration Place 7:00


Detaining Dreams: No Way to Treat a Child | April 26, 7 p.m., Peace and Social Justice Center, 1407 N. Topeka, Wichita, KS
Detaining Dreams is an intimate documentary featuring the stories of four Palestinian youth arrested by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and prosecuted in the Israeli military detention system. This 20-minute short film was commissioned by the No Way to Treat a Child Campaign (begun in January 2014), and produced by Amr Kawji and Nawal Musleh. Detaining Dreams is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and Defense for Children International Palestine. This showing is by the Palestine Study Group of the Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas.
The No Way to Treat a Child Campaign seeks to raise awareness about Israel's arrest, prosecution and mistreatment of an average of 700 Palestinian children each year, most accused of throwing stones.

The Tallgrass Film Association brings back their “progressive screening” idea with a showing of the Barry Levinson / David Mamet political satire Wag the Dog in three different locations next Friday, the 29th. It’ll start at 5:30 at Central Standard Brewing, and after about a third of the movie is over, everyone will pick up and move on the down the street to the Anchor, watch a bit more, then finish things off at the Monarch in Delano. It’s part of the celebration of April 29th’s Art Dag of Giving, which is also known, of course, as ArtDoG.. get it, Art DoG, Wag the Dog… ok. Anyway, that’ll get going at 5:30 and is scheduled to move to each new location after about an hour each time.

If you’d prefer your ArtDoG to stay in one place, that same night the Orpheum Theatre will be showing the documentary Herb and Dorothy, which looks at Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a postal clerk and librarian who somehow built one of the most impressive contemporary art collections in existence. The movie’s received a number of awards from various film festivals and will show at the Orpheum at 5:30 the evening of the Art Day of Giving, April 29th.

And then the following week, on Thursday May 5, Tallgrass will hold the second of its two screenings this year celebrating the electric guitar and recognizing Wichita’s place in the instrument’s history along with a current exhibit at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. It’s the documentary It Might Get Loud, which looks at the sounds, styles, and lives of Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge, and Jack White of the White Stripes. The movie plays at 7:00 at Exploration Place the night of May 5.

And of course we’ll have screening info for these and a couple other screenings on the indie films page at kmuw.org.