Archive for September, 2009

 
San Francisco Doc/Fest Oct 18 & 22

San Francisco Doc/Fest Oct 18 & 22

“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” will have its West Coast Premiere at the 2009 SF Doc/Fest.  The movie will screen twice:
Sunday, October 18, 9:15 pm
Thursday, October 22, 7:00 pm
Screenings will be held at the lovely and historic Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA (415)-863-1087
You can buy advance tickets from the SF Doc/Fest web [...]

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Playing to both sides of the aisle in Kansas

Playing to both sides of the aisle in Kansas

In the wake of Michael Moore, Sasha Baron Cohen, and their counterparts on the right, Non-fiction filmmakers are often accused of preaching only to the choir.  Here at “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” we suffer from an even more vainglorious ambition – we want our movie to be seen by people who disagree with each [...]

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They love us in Alabama

They love us in Alabama

Left in Alabama has taken a look at “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” and they like what they see:
At the outset, the film presents a broad spectrum of Kansans; there’s the former Republican farmer who fights for small farmers and against global warming, the migrant workers from Mexico who come to Kansas hoping to earn a better life in [...]

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Screenings in Kansas – Two in October

Screenings in Kansas – Two in October

Two groups in Kansas have taken us up on our standing offer of holding Community Screenings of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”
The first screening will take place this Friday, October 2 at 7:00 pm, in Wichita.  The Kansas Democratic Party is hosting the screening at the Murdock Theater, 536 N. Broadway St., Wichita [...]

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Paul A. Ibbetson, not a big fan

Mr. Ibbetson begs to differ

Paul A. Ibbetson, a radio show host from Manhattan, Kansas, has done the extraordinary: he’s published a lengthy review of a movie he has not seen–ours.

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Tea Party, pre-Glen Beck

What’s the Matter with Glenn Beck?

The Opinionator on the New York Times web site has a good rundown of the buzzing commentary about Glen Beck and the current revival of right wing populism.  Now that Time has featured Beck on the cover, its official: after a quiet spring of Obama Honeymoon (and shock from the disasters of 2008) the conservatives [...]

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Listen to “This is Hell” radio interview

Listen to “This is Hell” radio interview

Thomas Frank and Joe Winston were guests on “This is Hell” on WNUR last Saturday morning.  You can now listen to that interview, by downloading it from the “This is Hell” web site.  Our interview begins almost exactly 10 minutes in.
Chuck Mertz’s talk show is one of the smartest, most acerbic programs on the radio [...]

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Q & A after opening night at the Gene Siskel FIlm Center

Great opening weekend in Chicago

We were excitedly looking forward to our home town premiere at the Gene Siskel Film Center, and certainly were not disappointed.  Our post-screening Q & A”s played to packed houses, and as always, you in the audience kept us on our toes.
They were rewarded for sticking around, as we shared with them how we met [...]

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Listen to Laura, Joe and Tom’s WBEZ radio interview

Listen to Laura, Joe and Tom’s WBEZ radio interview

WBEZ has posted the entire episode of “Eight Forty-Eight”, the program we appeared on this morning, and we’ve grabbed our interview for your listening pleasure.  It’s the most fun we’ve had at Navy Pier (where WBEZ’s studios are located) without riding the Ferris Wheel.
Click here to listen or download the MP3.

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3 1/2 Stars from Roger Ebert!

3 1/2 Stars from Roger Ebert!

“I’ve rarely seen a documentary quite like it. It has a point to make but no ax to grind…What’s the Matter with Kansas? doesn’t connect the dots, nor does it need to. It takes no cheap shots. It is all there to see. These good people are voting against themselves.”

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WBEZ radio interview tomorrow

WBEZ radio interview tomorrow

Tomorrow morning, filmmakers Laura Cohen, Joe Winston and author Thomas Frank will all appear on WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio, for an interview on “848″ to talk about the journey from page to screen of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” on the eve of its Chicago Premiere.  If you’re in or near Chicago, tune in to [...]

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