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Just in time for Halloween, the Free State Film Society presents a Liberty Hall big-screen viewing of the cult classic by Lawrence filmmaker Herk Harvey and writer John Clifford. You’ll recognize familiar Larryville locations while being swept away by the mesmerizing visuals and organ score.

Keyboardist Jeff Stolz will set the stage with live music before the film, AND we’ll dedicate the evening to Herk Harvey and Oldfather Studios by raising a glass in their honor! Remarks by KU Film & Media Professor Matt Jacobson.

  • 6:30pm Doors/ 7pm Music/ 7:30pm Screening
  • No paper tickets required! Names of ticket holders will be checked in at the door.
  • Free State Film Society Subscribers can attend the film for FREE – no pre-reservation required! Check in with your member name at the door. Click here to join the society! 
  • Costumes welcome!
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required at the door for patrons 12+
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A young woman survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Made by industrial filmmakers on a small budget, the eerily effective B-movie classic Carnival of Souls was intended to have “the look of a Bergman and the feel of a Cocteau.” And, with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score, it succeeds. Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following on late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today.


October 28
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Liberty Hall
644 Massachussetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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(785) 749-1986
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