Sept. 18, 2018
Kristina Smith
Marketing Committee chairman
American Presidents Film & Literary Festival
Fremont, OH
800-998-7737, ext. 217


Tickets on sale for the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival

FREMONT – Tickets are on sale for the inaugural American Presidents Film & Literary Festival taking place Thursday, Sept. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 7, at various locations in Fremont, Ohio.

The festival includes original short, feature and documentary films; literary discussions by historians and authors and lantern tours featuring living history presenters at Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Kirk Ellis, screenwriter for the HBO miniseries “John Adams,” will give the keynote talk during a dinner on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Strand Concert Theater in downtown Fremont. He will discuss “Who Will Write Our History – The Importance and Dangers of Memory, Legacy and Posterity in John Adams’ World – and Ours.”

Tickets can be purchased at or the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Tickets are available for individual events and films, and there are two passes that include multiple events.

The passes available are an All-Access Pass that includes the keynote talk and dinner, any movies and events and the lantern tours. Cost is $68.27 ($65 plus a $3.27 processing fee.) All-Access Passes are available until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.

A Friday-Exclusive Pass is good for all Friday events. Cost is $26.87 ($25 plus a $1.87 processing fee).

Those who purchase either pass must choose which events they want to attend and a time for their lantern tour, if they wish to take one of the tours.

Space for the lantern tours and dinner is limited, so those who buy tickets and passes first will receive the first available spaces.

Tickets for films are $6.17 ($5 plus a $1.17 processing fee). Tickets for the keynote talk by Kirk Ellis, which is also the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ Lecture on the Presidency, are $32.04 ($30 plus a $2.04 processing fee). Lecture on the Presidency is sponsored by National Machinery Foundation and ProMedica Memorial Hospital.

Many literary events, including a family night with children’s author Connie Trounstine on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Fremont Middle School, are free.

For a full schedule, visit Like the film festival on Facebook at @ampresfilmlit.

The American Presidents Film & Literary Festival is committed to providing a place for expanded national and international understanding of the history and current events that have and continue to shape and influence the President of the United States. Utilizing the site and community of America’s first presidential library and museum, filmmakers, film professionals and authors will inspire audiences to explore, understand, critique and analyze the people, places, politics and power surrounding the American Presidency.

It is organized by the Liberty and Learning Foundation, Fremont City Schools, Birchard Public Library, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and Downtown Fremont.