The 22nd annual East Lansing Film Festival

October 30, November 1- 7

Opening Night & Party


W E D , O C T . 30  |  S T U D I O  C !
6:00 PM Reception & delicious appetizers and popcorn in the Studio C! lobby | Cash Bar
7:00 PM: Film begins | Discussion Afterwards

Directed by Chris Durrance, Barak Goodman | 101 min.

This is the most important political film of the decade. This thrilling and morally suspenseful documentary explains the history and devious strategies of gerrymandering. You will gasp at the blatant manipulation by the party in charge to guarantee the votes in their districts by carving out the map to look like a child’s drawing. One Michigan woman, Katie Fahey, was so outraged by this frontal attack on democracy, she decided to go on social media to find others outraged as well. Discovering she wasn’t alone, thousands of people came together to form Voters Not Politicians, a grassroot movement to get a proposal on the 2016 ballot to end partisan gerrymandering toensure voters can choose their politicians – not the other way around. Many of you know the outcome but that doesn’t matter. This is a true David vs. Goliath, Daniel slaying the Dragon story that will swell your heart with hope and belief that the power of  emocracy will conquer the present-day injustices.

Katie Fahey, Nancy Wang and Jamie Lyons-Eddy, three leaders behind the movement, are scheduled to attend.


Studio C


All ELFF films are shown at Studio C!
$10.50 for general admission
$8 for seniors and matinees
$20 for Opening Night Party & Film, SLAY THE DRAGON, including reception prior to screening.
Delicious appetizers and popcorn. Cash Bar.
For advanced tickets visit, click
on Studio C! or call 517-381-8100 starting October 18.


The VIP Festival Pass

The VIP FESTIVAL PASS – $100 Entry to all films at Studio C! including The Opening Night Party & Film and Saturday Night party at EL Azteco. Prime seating will be reserved for you until 15 minutes prior to the film. The VIP Pass shows your support of ELFF’s efforts to enhance our community through the art of cinema.
To purchase the VIP PASS, go to You can pick up the pass at the volunteer station in the Studio C! lobby. Thank you for supporting ELFF.