Archive for August, 2009

 
Tiller’s murderer considering “justifiable homicide” defense

Tiller’s murderer considering “justifiable homicide” defense

Scott Roeder, who’s accused of shooting Dr. George Tiller to death in his own church, is hiring lawyer Michael Hirsch to present a “justifiable homicide” defense, according to the Associated Press.

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Why Kansas Matters

Why Kansas Matters

John K. Wilson’s review of “What’s the matter with Kansas?” appears in the current issue of In These Times, an unapologetically leftist Chicago-based newsweekly.
John brings up the always volatile issue of whether the movie respects its subjects.
Frank’s book and this movie are both vulnerable to accusations of condescending elitism, Frank for his thesis and [...]

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Chicago Reader profile

Chicago Reader profile

In this week’s issue, the Chicago Reader named Laura and Joe as “People to Watch” among Chicago filmmakers.  We’re still blushing. A brief excerpt:
Sitting in his dining room in Lincoln Square with his son, Milo, on his knee, director Joe Winston only vaguely resembles the tousled host of This Week in Joe’s Basement, the Chicago [...]

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Charles Darwin

Common ground on evolution?

Robert Wright, in a fascinating essay in today’s New York Times, Charles Darwin channels his inner Barack Obama and looks for common ground on the conflict between believers in Creationism/ Intelligent Design and the mainstream scientific community.

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Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma! "What’s The Matter With Kansas?" to play in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

On Friday October 9th we will have a premiere at Circle Cinemas in Tulsa
playing at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Director Joe Winston and author Thomas Frank will appear at the opening night screenings on October 9th and the film will play through the 15th with additional screening times TBD, check the website or hotline for additional [...]

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New web site, blog coming soon

New web site, blog coming soon

We’ll be rolling out a new blog and website for the new movie in a week or so. That means you’ll want to update your bookmarks and RSS feeds accordingly. This is just a heads-up–we’ll make sure to pass along all the details as soon as the new site is ready to go live. In [...]

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“What’s the Matter With Kansas?” – Chicago premiere

“What’s the Matter With Kansas?” – Chicago premiere

That’s right our baby comes home in September for a week at the legendary Gene Siskel Film Center. It will play Friday September 18th through Thursday, September 24th.
Friday, September 18th, 6:15pm and 8:15 pm
Saturday, September 19th, 3:15, 5:15 and 8:15 pm
Sunday, September 20th, 3:15 and 5:15 pm
Monday, September 21st, 6:15pm and 8:15 pm
Tuesday, September 22nd, [...]

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Bella Online weighs in

Bella Online weighs in

Bella Online, “The Voice of Women” attended our New York premiere screening, and has filed a dispatch praising the movie and reflecting on the conversation it generated that night at Lincoln Center.
Here’s an excerpt:
I saw the film at its Lincoln Center Film Society screening in New York. The filmmakers were there, and they reported that [...]

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Voice of America interview (in Russian)

Voice of America interview (in Russian)

A journalist from Voice of America interviewed Joe after the Lincoln Center screening (in English), and his article is available in Russian on the Voice of America web site.  No one on the production team is fluent in Russian, but Joe remembers the interview as having been a good done.  If anyone out there wants [...]

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Reflecting on our Lincoln Center debut

Last Thursday “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” enjoyed its World Premiere screening at Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.  It’s taken this long for Laura and Joe and Milo to return home (okay, so we had some fun over the weekend running around Manhattan and taking in museums, etc.) and recover enough energy [...]

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A New York state of mind

So we’re in New York for a few days for our World Premiere screening tonight at Film Society of Lincoln Center.  Even before the screening, we’re getting a taste of New Yorker’s reactions to “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”.
James van Maanan ruminates on the film on his blog, Trustmovies.  What he saw in our movie [...]

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