Tallgrass Film Festival Brings Back FREE ‘Smallgrass’ Film Fest for Kids & Families

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Tallgrass Film Festival is turning 20 and is bringing back the popular Smallgrass program for ages 3 to 99+ at the Advanced Learning Library on Saturday, October 1. Thanks to generous sponsors, the program is entirely free for families to enjoy watching.

The perfect program for our younger film fans. A mix of animation and live-action films that will appeal to all ages, especially those under 18.

Content Warning: some mild strobe effects.

Smallgrass Films

October 1 | 11am-1pm
Reserve your free tickets here!

  • Cloud Boy: An Autistic Journey
  • Dance or Drive
  • Deep Fears
  • Frank & Emmet
  • Hermie
  • Homebird
  • My Summer Vacation
  • Persimmon Branch
  • Shakespeare for all Ages
  • The Devil Will Run
  • The Messenger
  • The Perfect Fit
  • Turning the World

Films About Motherhood

October 1 | 2pm-4pm
Reserve your free tickets here!

Also that day is a block about Motherhood. Mothers-to-be, working mothers, struggling mothers, new mothers, mothers with grown children, mothers with unconventional children, and people who choose not to be mothers.

Content Warning: sexual assault and abortion, addiction, and strong language. 

  • Holding Moses
  • Mama Retreat
  • Mamma
  • Matka
  • My Duduś
  • Placenta Pâté
  • The Girl at the Motor Hotel
  • Unbound.

Each block is less than two hours with filmmakers expected to attend to answer questions. Stay for both or enjoy one or the other! A special thanks to Wichita Mom, Evergy and Fidelity Bank for making this possible for the Wichita community.

Learn more about Tallgrass and the rest of the 20th annual film festival happening September 28-October 2 in downtown Wichita at tallgrassfilm.org.


Tallgrass Film Association entertains, educates, and inspires audiences in the Wichita community and beyond by showcasing the best of independent films from around the world through an annual 5-day film festival, year-round special screenings, filmmaking competitions and filmmaker labs. We strive to preserve the cultural tradition of film as a communal adventure. Movies bring us together: they entertain, spark conversation, build community and forge new relationships.

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