The OK Gazette has weighed in on “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” in advance of our screenings and appearances in Tulsa on Friday and Oklahoma City on Saturday. After playing to big-city crowds in Washington, D.C., New York and Chicago, we’re eager to hear from audiences in the heartland. This reviewer clearly takes the idea that “something is the matter” quite seriously:
Directed by Joe Winston and suggested by a best-selling 2004 nonfiction book by Thomas Frank, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” tries to objectively answer the biased question of its title. The documentary begins with the assumption that there is something wrong directly north of our border, and the assumed wrong is that Kansas is just too politically and religiously conservative for the good of its citizens.
You may or may not believe that.There is no narration to drive your opinions; the entire film is comprised of interview responses. We don’t even hear the questions.
Read the entire review here.