The Lawrence Arts Center’s Free State Festival will feature film, music, art and ideas from June 25-29th. In addition to celebrating the centennial anniversary of former Lawrence resident William S. Burroughs, this year’s fest will emphasize the relationship between film and music. Here’s what’s on the schedule connected the dots between the two mediums:
- Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys’ new film American Interior – which debuted at SXSW in March and is showing this weekend at Glastonbury – will receive possibly its sole American general public screening on Friday at 9:30. Cast member and Gruff sideman Kliph Scurlock will be in attendance. Buy tickets on the fest’s page for the film.
- Kliph will also be performing with Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü) on Thursday following the 9pm screening of Every Everything: The Life And Times Of Grant Hart. Grant and director Gorman Bechard will be in attendance. Tickets and other details are here.
- Blues legend Johnny Winter will perform for free tonight following the screening of Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty
- Johnny Winter Band guitarist Paul Nelson is conducting a Master Classic Guitar clinic at the Lawrence Arts Center at 3pm today
- Music by The Cave Girls and Kirsten Paludan is featured in the short film Threads (showing Sunday at 5:30) and they’ll play live following the screening of 20,000 Days on Earth on Sunday at 7:30.
The full film schedule, more details and links to purchase tickets are here.