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Marlo Angell (she/her)

Curator of Film & Media, Free State Festival Director
785-843-2787, ext. 132

Marlo Angell has a degree in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California. She is the founding director of the Free State Festival, a founder of the female filmmaking collective, Women of Lawrence Film (WOLF), a member of the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a community tourism ambassador for Explore Lawrence. Her short films have been screened in festivals across the country including the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, and she wrote and directed the feature film, Waiting For The Son, starring Lupe Ontiveros and Brian Aldiss. Marlo has worked as a story analyst, freelance journalist, documentarian, film/writing instructor, and television producer. Her short plays have had readings and performances at the Fishtank Theatre, the KC Fringe Festival, and the Living Room Theatre. Marlo’s most recent film The Wishing Bench was awarded a Rebuilding East Ninth public art grant and she recently produced a documentary on the East Lawrence neighborhood of La Yarda with collaborator Lourdes Kalusha-Aguirre and support from Humanities Kansas.