" Randy Castillo’s musical genius and single-minded discipline took him from the wrong side of the tracks to the top of the charts, where he changed rock and roll drumming forever. His thunderous precision and breathtaking stage performances earned him such titles as “the godfather of heavy metal drums” and “the drummer’s drummer” when he played with Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe and Lita Ford. Offstage, Randy was revered for his unwavering loyalty; constant generosity; and gentle, Native American spirit. At the peak of his career, Randy found his true love, only to lose his life to cancer, soon after. Narrated by Lita Ford, The Life, Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo tells the story of Heavy Metal’s most revered drummer with superstar interviews, staggering stage performances, and Randy’s own home movies."
Tallgrass Film Association entertains, educates and inspires audiences in the Wichita community and beyond by showcasing the best of independent films from around the world through an annual 5-day film festival, year-round special screenings and events, filmmaking workshops and a traveling road show. We strive to preserve the cultural tradition of film as a communal adventure. Movies bring us together: they entertain, spark conversation, build community and forge new relationships.