From Walt Disney to the Oscar Award-winning film La La Land, Eddie Wakes has enjoyed an impressive trek throughout the Entertainment world. Morgan Freeman was an early fan. The “Voice of God” waxed poetic about Eddie’s performance saying, “Eddie is a new evocative voice.”
The Topeka native was moved by Gospel music and his father’s singing at church and developed tight harmonies with his brothers. He studied the best artists of all genres—tracing their influence on both popular music and culture. But, it was while listening to Nat Cole and Frank Sinatra that a soul tie was formed between Eddie and The Great American Songbook!
Runtime – 1hr 37min
Genre – Adventure / Romance / Drama
Language – English
Closed Captions – English
Release Date – February 3, 2022
Rating – Not Yet Rated
Picture Format – Color
Aspect Ratio – 2.37:1
Resolution – 5K, 24fps
Sound – 5.1 Surround
Production Company – Mammoth
Country – USA
FILM SYNOPSIS: A monotonous life has pushed the unfulfilled Forrest (Todd Blubaugh) to a voyage of self-discovery by living aboard his sailboat on an alluring, Missouri lake. Soon he catches wind of the rebellious and free-spirited Everly (Nicola Collie) and their idealistic dreams align for a thrilling and thought-provoking, romantic adventure. Can they survive, reconnect with nature and rewrite their own rules of modern existence, or will they discover that society operates the way it does for a reason?
EMMY Award-winning filmmaker, Trevor Hawkins of MAMMOTH, created his debut feature-film, Lotawana, in his own backyard on Lake Lotawana, Missouri by writing, directing, shooting, editing, financing (with a loan against his house) and literally almost dying in an underwater cave.
Produced with his wife, Cori Jo Hawkins, and filmmaking partner, Nathan Kincaid, Hawkins and his skeleton-crew of ten renegades did all of their own stunts, shot on the water in every season with children and wildlife, and overcame massive obstacles including losing multiple lead actresses mid-production. Lead actor, Todd Blubaugh, even captained the sailboat on-screen by himself after only a fifteen-minute crash course and an encouraging slap on the rump. He then fell in love on-screen with leading lady, Nicola Collie, and they later married in real life. All of these adventures, and more, are featured in the hilarious, behind-the-scenes documentary, At The Helm: The Making of Lotawana.
Lotawana’s hidden centerpiece also gives a strong voice to a commonly hushed, yet well-known struggle, rarely depicted in cinema. An endless appetite for adventure and a completely original soundtrack from Ryan Pinkston helps Hawkins deliver an emotional and reflective journey with stunningly gorgeous cinematography.
Kelley Hunt’s career was built on fierce independence, incredible will, unassailable credibility and hard-won accomplishment. This Kansas City based musician muscled her way onto the scene on her own terms with an identity steeped in blues/roots/gospel traditions and a refreshing originality.
She makes music with its righteous roots intact that also crosses boundaries, has an open-minded, exploratory attitude and takes on social and political issues. It’s all delivered with a commanding, passionate stage presence and superior vocal, keyboard and songwriting skills.
“As human beings, we get so attached to the material world that we forget the most important things,” says Hunt. “The pivotal moments give us clarity. They help us understand that at the end of the day the only things we really have are our lives and our souls.”
Kelley is currently at work on multiple recording projects including her 7th studio album planned for 2022 release.
Back by popular demand! After opening for Jen Fulwiler, we heard you…and we’re delivering ‘More Jonnie W’!
Combining music, off-beat standup, and a skewed view of the world unfolding around him, Jonnie crafts a comedy experience that you and your family will be quoting in the car on the way home.
Jonnie’s award-winning comedy is played daily on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and has been featured in WORLD Magazine. He lives with his lovely wife Curry in Nashville, because that’s where all their stuff is.
(All ages show)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Rated R
Mark your calendars for the 6th annual showing of this cult phenomenon film. Now offering two showtimes at 7:00 PM & 11:59 PM (midnight)!
Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime.
Tickets on sale September 1, 2022!