The 14th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival is taken a different approach this year. The festival, set to run in venues across Wichita from Oct. 12-16 has planned a day of Race-related film followed by a panel discussion on Sat., Oct. 15. The movie screenings and the panel will be held at First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway.

The film series begins at 9 a.m. with a showing of Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise. This biographically documentary is not recommended for children. At 11:15 a.m. the film “Time Simply Passes will screen along with 2016 movie shorts. This move is about James Joseph Richardson, an orange picker in Florida who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his seven children in 1967. He spent 21 years in prison, until he was released in 1989 when his conviction was overturned due to miraculous circumstances.

The third move, “Walk With Me” screens at 1:45 p.m. This is the story of civil rights giant Judge Damon J. Keith who has decided some of the most landmark and controversial rulings of the last 50 years, including a decision that led to him, a federal judge, being sued by a sitting President.

The race relations panel begins at 4 p.m. Tickets to the screening are $10 per screening. Admission to the panel discussion is free.

For more information about other films at this year’s festival go to

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