View The Lineup For The Flatland Film Festival

Do you like movies? Are you a fan of music?

If you said “yes” to either of those questions, be sure to check out the Independent Film  & Music week brought to you by the Flatland Film Festival. The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts hosts the Flatland Film Festival as an event  to show an array of cinematic art through film screenings paired with live music.  This weekend, Oct. 17 through 19, participants can purchase festival pass for $60. The ticket includes admission for the films being shown on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, and admission to the after parties on those nights as well. If you do not want to purchase a ticket for the entire weekend, individual ticket sales for certain films can be bought as well.


Other events will also be covered on Sunday and Monday that do not include film viewing on Oct. 20 through 21.

To learn more about the Flatland Film Festival or to purchase tickets, click here.

Here’s an overview of the entire Independent Film & Music Week events:

Thursday, Oct. 17

Class Visit 3:30 p.m.: Feature filmaker Chris Eska (“The Retrieval,” “August Evening,” “Slacker 2011”) talks to EMC 3335 in M&C 361

Flatland Happy Hour – Opening Reception 6 p.m.: LHUCA in the John F. Lott Gallery. Join the Flatland Festival Committee for a pre-festival happy hour with open bar and light snacks. Open to all ticket holders.

“The Retrieval” 7 p.m. : On the outskirts of the U.S. Civil War, a boy is sent north by his bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man. Director Chris Eska in attendance for a Q&A after the screening at the Firehouse Theater.

Flatland Film Festival Opening After Party at 9:30 p.m.: Open to Festival Pass holders only. Your pass is good for admission to the Flatland After Party on Cafe J’s private patio, two drink tickets and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Friday, Oct. 18

Flatland Film Festival: Kids Fest 10 a.m.: This year, LHUCA is once again proud to host a film festival geared especially for children. This very special event is offered as an outreach program to 3rd graders from selected LISD schools. LHUCA would like to give special thanks to American National Bank for their generous donation which has made it possible to offer this unique program to even more 3rd graders this year.

TASEM Q&A session with filmmakers Chris Eska and Doug Hawes-Davis (“All the Labor”) 3 p.m.: Media and Communication 3rd Floor Lounge

“Metropolis Elektro” 7 p.m.: A screening of Fritz Lang’s timeless masterpiece “Metropolis” accompanied by a 25-piece band playing an original score by Lubbock artists Scott and Amy Faris at the Icehouse Theater, LHUCA.

“Metropolis Elektro” After-party 9:30 p.m.: Hosted in the LHUCA Main Building. This will be an opportunity to mingle with the musicians and masterminds behind “Metropolis Elektra.” The after-party is open to Festival pass holders.


Saturday, Oct.19

Flatland Film Festival Shorts 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.: Firehouse Theater, LHUCA

Flatland Film Festival Closing Night Double Feature: 6 p.m.: “This Ain’t No Mouse Music.” Directors Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling in attendance with roots music legend Chris Strachwitz at the Firehouse Theater.

All the Labor 7:30 p.m.: Director Doug Hawes-Davis in attendance at the Firehouse Theater.

Flatland FIlm Festival Closing Night Party featuring the music of The Hard Pans 10 p.m.: Location at the Overton Hotel. The after-party is open to Festival pass holders.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Vernacular Music Center Spectrum Concert Honoring Chris Strachwitz 8 p.m: Hemmle Hall, TTU School of Music

Monday, Oct. 21

Class Visit 1 p.m.: Documentary filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling “(This Ain’t No Mouse Music”) talk to EMC 3300 in M&C 359

Class Visit 1 p.m: Documentary filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling (“This Ain’t No Mouse Music”) and Chris Strachwitz (“Arhoole Records”) talk EMC 4301 in M&C 083

Class Visit 3 p.m.: Documentary filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling (“This Ain’t No Mouse Music”) talk to EMC 3370 in M&C 361

About Lauren Estlinbaum

Entertainment Director    —    Journalism major, Class of 2014
Lauren Estlinbaum grew up in Pearland, Texas, south of Houston (go Texans). She is a journalism major with a minor in apparel design. Lauren would like to work for either a fashion or lifestyle publication post-graduation. As she likes to say, she considers fashion magazines survival guides.

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