Free State Fest | No Place Like Home: The Struggle Against Hate in Kansas
July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Directed by Kevin Willmott
RUN TIME: 1 hour
POST SHOW: Filmmaker Q&A
PRE-SHOW: Parker short film by Sharon Liese (13min)
Presented in partnership with KU Film and Media Studies and Lawrence PRIDE
ABOUT THE FILM
Directed by Oscar winner Kevin Willmott, this feature length documentary takes audiences on a tour of a deep red state, to meet people who have found themselves in a battle for LGBTQ rights in the most unlikely places. In places like rural Trego County, Salina and Topeka, you’ll meet some of the people C.J. Janovy profiles in her book No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism in LGBT Kansas (University Press of Kansas, January 2018). You’ll also meet emerging activists – ordinary people doing extraordinary things, all because they’re committed to securing justice for everyone in their home state.
ABOUT THE SHORT
Three generations of a Kansas City family are finally unified when they do something that countless other Black Americans could not — choose their own last name.