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Flatland Film Festival plans screenings all weekend

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The Flatland Film Festival, a program of LHUCA, offers a wide variety of movies this weekend. The festival was started in 2004 to "cultivate an appreciation for film, video, and the digital moving-image expression and to support artists working in this mode of expression," according to the LHUCA website.

This weekend's program features a short film competition and screenings of several full-length features: "1985," "The Big Lebowski," and "Run Like the Devil." Screenings will be in the Firehouse Theater at LHUCA and at Premiere Cinemas at the South Plains Mall. 

Full Festival Pass • $20
Student Pass • $10
Thursday Pass • $5
Friday or Saturday Pass • $10 


7:00 p.m. at LHUCA
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 on issues in the LGBTQIA community to follow.


Short Film Contest Screening
6:00 p.m. at Premiere Cinema Lubbock
90 minutes of short films by regional filmmakers selected by the FlatlandFilm Festival Committee.
The Big Lebowski
8:30 p.m. at Premiere Cinema Lubbock
“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.


ARTadventures: Lubbock Art Alliance - Young Filmmakers
10:00 a.m. at LHUCA
This summer 16 children from the Parkway Sommerville Center wrote, acted, and recorded their creative stories into short films – including a horror flick! To learn more about our work, please visit us at lubbockarts.org.
Meow Wolf: Origin Story
11:00 a.m. at LHUCA
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
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
9:15 p.m. on the LHUCA Plaza
Short Film Awards will be announced during the After Party.

For more on the movies and information on getting tickets, click here

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