Archive for 2009
As the year winds down, we students of conservative populism will make one prediction for 2010: we’ll all be hearing a lot more from Sarah Palin.
While Politco notes that she’s the second-most admired woman in America, the New York Review of Books makes an excellent case for her relevance, and her genius for prompting conservative [...]
In advance of the movie’s San Francisco opening this Friday, the SF Examiner has paved new critical ground by being the first outlet to compare our little movie with James Cameron’s AVATAR:
For an engrossing visit to another world — one that doesn’t involve 3-D glasses and whose name is Wichita — “What’s the Matter With [...]
“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” opened on Friday, Jan 1, 2010 for a week-long engagement at the Landmark Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco. Filmmakers Laura Cohen and Joe Winston will attend both evening screenings on the first two nights to take questions from the audience. UPDATE: due to a hugely successful opening weekend, the movie [...]
Roger Ebert just named his Ten Best Documentaries of the year, and “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” made the list! Of course all of us who made the movie are thrilled and honored. (His original review is here.) Ebert is quick to note, though, that like a lot of his favorite docs, very few people [...]
Great news! “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” is a hit in Kansas! Who’d a thunk it? Here are updated shows, including another guest appearance:
Mon December 21-Tue December 22 : 4:40 7:10 9:30
Wed December 23 : NO SHOWS
Thu December 24 : 2:10 4:40
Fri December 25 : THEATER CLOSED-MERRY CHRISTMAS
Sat December 26-Sun [...]
The Staff of Larryville of Lawrence, KS made it to a recent screening at Liberty Hall, and “armed with popcorn and beer” took a reflective journey into the politics of their home state. We feel that they may have found the heart of the movie, as they conclude:
The character selection in this documentary showed some [...]
The opening night of the movie’s theatrical run in Lawrence, Kansas drew a big crowd and featured Donn Teske, President of the Kansas Farmers Union and a star of the film, as a guest speaker. Matt Quinn of Foundation Journal attended, and here is his reaction:
From the opening scene of a train traveling through a [...]
The “Tea Party” movement has inspired a documentary film by FreedomWorks, an organization which also helped fund the movement. The premiere was held last night at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, with special guests including Congressman Jim DeMint and others.
The Heritage Foundation reports:
From the opening scenes of “Tea Party: The Documentary Film,” [...]
RNC Committeeman Jim Bopp, Jr. has proposed what many are calling a “purity test” for Republican candidates. In today’s Wall Street Journal, Thomas Frank calls it “a ten-point test that Ronald Reagan would flunk.”
Here is the text of the resolution below, courtesy MSNBC.com. You can read what Ron Paul thinks of it here. Interestingly, in [...]
Jezebel has posted a popular Youtube video of some interviews with fans lined up for a Sarah Palin book signing in Columbus, Ohio.
For the informed citizen, Palin’s fans are hard to listen to. Here’s a typical exchange:
FAN: (presumably in response to “what does Palin mean to you?”) Fairness, realness.
INTERVIEWER: Any policies, I guess, specifically, of [...]
In the current issue of Playboy – yes, Playboy – Thomas Frank profiles conservative pundit and author Glenn Beck.
It’s natural that Thomas Frank would be drawn to Beck, who is among the leaders of the conservative populist rebellion against the Presidency of Barack Obama. From our vantage point in Chicago, Beck’s fans remind us of [...]