Kansas & Kansans in Film

Sunday, October 30 – 2:00-4:00 pm, Marvin Auditorium 101BC
Join Tom Averill, author and Kansas scholar to learn about Kansas in film.

Introduction by Peter Jasso, Director; Kansas Film Commission

Kansas has been a key state from the beginning of the movies, when early westerns found their setting here.  And Kansas has been a film location since the early 1950s with movies of pioneering (Sarah, Plain and Tall) and the small town (Picnic), of con men (Paper Moon) and crooks (In Cold Blood), of science fiction (A Boy and His Dog) and horror (Carnival of Souls), of comedy (Family Vacation) and drama (The Learning Tree). Check out the library film collection to see these for yourself.

To learn more about Tom Averill go to  http://www.washburn.edu/cas/english/taverill


  • Robert Hubbard

    A BOY AND HIS DOG did not film in Kansas – “Topeka” is the name of the underground environment in the short story and the film, but no exteriors were filmed on location in Kansas.