Free State Festival organizers have launched the Free State Film Society, a new, year-round membership program for movie lovers, they announced in a news release Tuesday night.
A yearlong membership to the film society is $40. Organizers hope it will help those who join feel connected to their movie-going community.
Members will receive free admission to the first event, a screening of “Fries! The Movie” on Sept. 27, discounts on screenings throughout the year, and early access to Free State Festival tickets.
Organizers also announced that Free State Festival’s Act Two is now set for April 14-17, 2022, and filmmaker John Waters — whose visit to Lawrence has been delayed since the 2020 festival was canceled — will headline.