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BRIEF: Flatland Film Festival set to roll Thursday night

October 16, 2013

YellowBrix

Oct. 16--A taste of the international film world will be available in this year's Flatland Film Festival, which is scheduled to begin with with a happy hour at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave. K.

Tonya Hagy, coordinator of marketing, said the festival received entries from 16 countries this year.

They include "The Retrieval" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, and a newly mastered version of "Metropolis Elektro" that restored 25 minutes of lost footage, and which will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Firehouse Theatre.

A special Kids' Fest for third graders is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, through a partnership with Lubbock Independent School District.

On Saturday, the short films will be screened in three blocks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ticket prices are $60 for a Flatland Film Festival pass that includes the entire package of films and parties, or $15 for "The Retrieval, $35 for "Metropolis Elektro, $15 for "This Ain't No Mouse Music," and $10 for each of the three blocks of short films.

Information is available by calling the center at 762-8606.

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