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Landlocked Film Festival


  The Englert Theatre

Event Description

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653

Ticketing: $20 All-access pass (access to all Landlocked 2015 films)
Single films or film blocks:
$7 Adult General Admission
$5 Student (with valid student ID) and Senior General Admission
Children 12 and under are free.

Ticketing is handled by Landlocked Film Festival, please see their website.

More Info: Landlocked Film Festival


Landlocked Film Festival will celebrate its 9th year bringing high-quality, independent films to Iowa City. This year’s festival includes selections from around the world, Hollywood productions, and a showcase of local talent. Short films, animation, documentaries and feature films ensure that there is something for everyone. Also, be sure to join us for conversations with the filmmakers after many of the selections. No coasts, but plenty of culture here in the American heartland.
Nice people. Great films. Landlocked Film Festival.
All-access pass $20; single films or film blocks are $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, and free for 12 and under. Please purchase tickets from the Festival staff in the Englert lobby throughout the festival, or on the festival’s website in advance.
The views and opinions expressed in the films and videos shown at the festival are not necessarily the views and opinions of Landlocked Film Festival or any person associated with Landlocked Film Festival. Independent filmmakers share diverse and sometimes controversial subject matter and viewpoints with audiences. Furthermore, independent films generally are not rated by the MPAA. It is the responsibility of the parents to make decisions about what their children may view.


6:30 Mount Lawrence *
    Recommended ages 8+

Mount Lawrence is a feature length documentary following Chandler Wild on his 6,700 mile bicycle ride from New York City to the end of the Western Road in Alaska. The trip was inspired by the need to reconnect with his father, a man who taught him the skills necessary to survive on the back roads of America, and a man who committed suicide in 2007. In an attempt to try and understand what his father left him and who he was, Chandler embarks on his journey with the goal of reaching the end, and once there, naming a mountain after his father.
* filmmaker in attendance

8:15 Listening 

       with short film I’ve Just Had a Dream
Recommended ages 13+ (violence and adult situations)

Listening (98min, USA) This powerful debut feature from visionary director Khalil Sullins excites as a psychological thriller about penniless grad students who invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives. David (Thomas Stroppel), Ryan (Artie Ahr), and Jordan (Amber Marie Bollinger) hope inventing telepathy will solve all their problems, but quickly learn that when you open your mind, there is nowhere to hide your thoughts. Their bleeding-edge technology opens a Pandora’s box of new dangers, especially when it falls into the wrong hands. In a color-saturated vision of present-day science fiction, friends are forced against each other in a life-or-death battle over not only the privacy of our minds, but the future of human free will itself.
I’ve Just Had a Dream (8min, Spain) Two girls. Two cultures. Two visions. A dream. They say that dreams are dreams. The only thing that makes them different is the person who dreams.

10:30 The Grace of Jake
Recommended ages 13+ (violence and adult situations)

The Grace of Jake (90min, USA) Ex-inmate and wandering musician Jake travels to a small town in Arkansas intent on exacting revenge from his father, but begins to unravel a complicated family history as he befriends the locals.

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