Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring college tour will end in Overland Park

Our spring college tour will end in Overland Park with a screening at Johnson County Community College.
The screening is 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 in the 221 lecture hall of the Carlsen Center on the JCCC campus.
This screening came at the request of Judy Dutra, an Overland Park resident who is the mother of our main subject, Burt Humburg. More details can be found on the Facebook event page, which can be found here.
JCCC will join Butler Community College, Southwestern College, Kansas State and Wichita State as colleges at which we've screened this year.
We'd love to screen at more colleges this fall. If you're interested in setting something up, drop us a line at OutHereInKansas@gmail.com.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Oklahoma premiere will be at Twister Alley

"Out Here In Kansas" has been selected to screen in the Twister Alley Film Festival, a three-day event that runs April 27-29 in Woodward, Okla.
Our documentary will be shown 2 p.m. Sat., April 29 at the Woodward Arts Theater, a gorgeous historical theater. (We're even among the four nominees for Best Doc Short Film.)
A full schedule of the festival can be found here.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Hitman is on board

Our screening at Wichita State on April 19 will be emceed by a local legend in the radio world: Greg "The Hitman" Williams.
Williams, who can be heard from 6-10 a.m. weekdays on Power 93.5 FM, has been on Wichita's airwaves since he was a student at East High School. He also attended WSU, which is part of the reason we wanted him to emcee the event.
Most important, though, was the fact that he's seen "Out Here In Kansas" and wants to support it. You can learn more about the event on WSU's Facebook event page here.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

WSU to screen documentary April 19

In what I'm sure will be our largest audience to date, "Out Here in Kansas" will screen on the campus of Wichita State University next month.
The event will start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at the CAC Theater. Admission is $2, with proceeds going to WSU Spectrum, a social/discussion group for the LGBT community and its allies.
Spectrum is one of my favorite organizations. Even though it has no religious affiliation, I believe its mission falls right in line with what Jesus taught us.
WSU's Elliott School of Communication and Office of Diversity and Inclusion have stepped up to co-sponsor the event, as well as the Kansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Admission is free for WSU students. You can learn more about the event, and RSVP for it, on this Facebook event page.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Strong support from the Moundbuilders

Many thanks to Sigma Tau Delta and SC Residence Life for hosting a first-class screening of "Out Here In Kansas" at Southwestern College's Richardson Hall last night.
Southwestern is the alma mater of Burt Humburg, our documentary's main character, and a handful of his former teachers came out to see it. I'm told several members of the football, basketball and volleyball teams were on hand as well.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Kansas City, here we come

"Out Here In Kansas" has been selected for the Kansas City Filmfest, which takes place every year at the Country Club Plaza (that's on the Missouri side, in case you were wondering).
Here is the full schedule. Our documentary is screening 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at the Cinemark Palace At The Plaza.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Documentary to screen at K-State

Our college spring tour will continue with an event next month at Kansas State University.
"Out Here In Kansas" will screen at 6:30 p.m. Thur., April 13 at K-State's ECM Building, 904 Sunset Ave.
The event is free, and it is being sponsored by the K-State LGBT Resource Center. (ECM, in case you were wondering, stands for Ecumenical Campus Ministry.)
K-State has set up a Facebook event for the screening, which can be found here.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Venue at Southwestern has changed

In anticipation of a crowd that won't fit in the library, Southwestern College has switched the venue for next week's screening of "Out Here In Kansas" to the roomy Richardson Performing Arts Center.
It is inside the most recognizable building on campus, the Christy Administration Building, which sits on top of a hill at the main entrance.
If you need it, here's a link to Southwestern's campus map. If you enter campus via Warren Street, all you have to do is turn left onto King Drive and you'll find a parking lot right next to Christy.
The event is open to the public. The 30-minute documentary will be shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, and will be followed by a discussion and a reception. It is sponsored by Southwestern College Residence Life and Sigma Tau Delta.