The festival will be screening films on the Missouri Western State University campus and at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.
Executive Director of the Outlaw Film Festival Lisa Erdman said in the past few years, Missouri Western’s 48-Hour Film Festival took place around the same time as the Outlaw Film Festival.
“We always thought that it would make sense for us to work together and last year, Robert Hanson at Missouri Western and I started having a conversation about joining the two film festivals and we decided to make this our first year, so we’re very excited about that,” Erdman said. “In years past, we’ve always had the film festival downtown at Paradox Coffee and Theatre, which we loved, however, it was limiting us on space and screens, so this year we’ll be screening films at both Potter Hall at Missouri Western and the theater in Albrecht-Kemper Museum.”
Erdman said this year the film festival will include a special presentation to the family of Johnny Cathcart.
“Johnny Cathcart was a St. Joseph native, a filmmaker who passed away, unfortunately, this year,” Erdman said. “He had submitted films to our film festival in the past and had won an award and gave a really inspirational commentary during our awards ceremony one year and we’re very big fans of his. So we’re honoring him this year with a Visionary Award.”
Approximately 100 films were submitted this year and 64 were chosen for screening.
The Outlaw film festival takes place Thursday, Nov.2, through Saturday, Nov. 4th.
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