Monday, September 26, 2016

Schedule is set for KC

Out Here In Kansas will be playing on closing night of the Kansas International Film Festival. The screening will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Glenwood Arts Theater in Overland Park.
There's an impressive lineup of films, including a documentary about the basketball-playing Rush brothers, a movie that uses 40 different directors and a narrative short about a fight club.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Come meet us at Pridefest

They're trying to avoid the storms right now, but Wichita Pridefest is currently happening at the Mid-America All-Indian Center
It is the largest LGBT event in Wichita, and Out Here In Kansas will have a booth there tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 25). Based on what I saw there setting up this afternoon, it's a crazy popular event. We will be on the northeast Mezzanine, booth 62. 
If that information doesn't get you far enough ... just tell someone you're looking for the popular T-Mobile booth. (We're right next to it, on the end. That booth was rocking before Pridefest even started. They have candy bars and everything.)
I will personally be there until at least 2 p.m., when I'll then be relieved by creative genius (and producer of our movie) Jon Pic.

Friday, September 23, 2016

World premiere: Oct. 11 at Roxy's Downtown

The long-awaited world premiere of "Out Here In Kansas" will be on National Coming Out Day at one of Wichita's swankiest venues: Roxy's Downtown.
Here are the details of the event, which is Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Roxy's, 422 ½ E. Douglas (between Topeka St. and Emporia St.).

* Doors at Roxy’s will open at 6 p.m. for those wishing to order dinner and drinks. A full bar will be open all night.
* Social hour begins at 6:30 p,m.
* The documentary will be shown at 7:30 p.m. It is approximately half an hour long.
* Following the documentary, around 8 p.m., will be a filmmakers Q&A. 
* Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

The documentary, if you're not a regular reader of this blog, centers around a gay Kansan and the conservative Christian pastor he grew up with. It includes testimonials from several gay Kansans, including filmmaker Steve Balderson, Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge and Matthew Vines, author of "God and the Gay Christian." You can watch the trailer here.

We've had a lot of good people help us make this happen, and it's going to be a first-class premiere. I hope you can make it.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Remember this face

Our friend Steve Balderson, a filmmaker who makes an appearance in Out Here In Kansas, has had an active September so far.
In the midst of promoting his new movie in Los Angeles, Balderson made the time to write an Op-Ed column for The Advocate, the largest LGBT publication in the United States.
Balderson is a native Kansan whose resume includes the thriller Firecracker, which was given three and a half stars by the late Roger Ebert.
His column, which is well-written, thought-provoking and has received a lot of attention nationwide, can be found here.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

We have a new website

Just in time for the fall festival season, our documentary has a new website that can be found at I think you'll agree it looks fantastic.
The website will eventually include links to just about everything related to the documentary, including this blog.
Many thanks to the amazing Christine Bitner for creating this for us.