Film Festival in Kansas

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Curated Film Experiences

Film at the Lawrence Arts Center celebrates the free spirit of the state of Kansas with curated film, music and comedy experiences that challenge, inspire, and entertain.

Prepare for an unforgettable experience when you join us during the Free State Festival in June or at our Microcinema events throughout the year.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of diversity, imagination, and originality through independent film, live music, comedy, art and ideas.

We go beyond just movies – we are a lively community of trailblazers, storytellers, and artistic souls who are passionate about sharing in the magic of cinema.

Community Film Experiences

We’re committed to building Lawrence area partnerships to welcome the community into the world of film.

This includes partnering with businesses in Lawrence that feature the space, tools and technology to fully embrace your inner-film critic, including:

Free State Festival - 2023

BLKBOK performs at Free State Festival - 2023

Gumbo Coalition film screening at Free State Festival - 2023

Boots Riley at Free State Festival - 2023

Free State Festival - 2023

Chris Estrada performs at Free State Festival - 2023

Don’t Miss Our Film Experiences

Connect with the best in film by attending a Microcinema screening or Free State Festival at Lawrence Arts Center.

Art is for Everyone

Making Art Accessible to All

Lawrence Arts Center is here to ensure anyone—of any age and any background—can connect with a supportive community and flex their creative muscles. With contemporary exhibitions, performances, and an array of visual arts education classes for adults and kids, everyone will find something that’s right for them.

Our primary state-of-the-art facility at 940 New Hampshire St. features classrooms, studios, theatres, and more. To further support the community, we also have a space for classes and rehearsal at 10th & Mass Studios.

What's So Great About Our Film Experiences?