Thomas Frank’s new book, “Pity the Billionaire” is now on sale. The book dovetails perfectly with “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” to update how the conservative right has surged back to power after the 2008 economic crisis.
Tom begins his book tour, with the following schedule. Check Tom’s web site for venue and other details.
Wednesday, January [...]
We were pleased to discover that POV, the acclaimed and reliable outlet for independently produced documentaries on PBS television, included “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” when compiling a United States of Documentaries, a list of the best documentaries covering each of the 50 states.
As the POV bloggers write,
The United States of Documentaries is a representation [...]
We recently came across a map of Netflix “local favorites” across the country, generated by the good folks at Slacktory… we’ve altered it to highlight the finding that “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” is a favorite in, yes, Kansas (along with “Ducktales, Volume One.”)
Some highlights include the southern portion of Texas liking The Alamo, while the [...]
After completing the documentary “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” director Joe Winston got what he least expected – a government contract.
After seeing the documentary, a representative of the U.S. Department of Education offered Winston a chance to bid on production of a short documentary on the Walton Rural Life Center, an elementary school in the [...]
On Wed, January 25, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” will debut a Special Edition DVD of the film. Sporting a crisp new wide screen transfer, the disc offers a host of extras which add richness and depth to the movie itself.
Audio Commentaries – with filmmakers Joe Winston and Laura Cohen, and author Thomas [...]
“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” will air several times during late November and early December on LinkTV, available as DIRECTV Channel 375 | DISH Network Channel 9410. The special screenings are part of LinkTV’s pledge drive.
Here are the first air dates, more to follow:
Friday, November 26, 2010 – 8:00 pm Pacific Time / 10:00 pm Central Time
In the wake of the 2010 midterm elections, Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church in Palatine, IL has organized a free screening of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” for one night only, Friday, December 10, 2010.
Members of the church organized the screening by contacting us and purchasing a Community Screening Kit (we have several offerings, depending on [...]
On Monday, October 25, 9:00 PM Eastern Time, The Rachel Maddow Show will present an hour-long documentary special, “The Assassination of Dr, Tiller.”
The abortion doctor was slain in his church in Wichita on May 31, 2009. His murderer, Scott Roeder, has been convicted to life in prison without possibility of parole. Dr. Tiller’s status as one [...]
Donn Teske, a self-described “red-neck farmer from Kansas” who’d never left the country before, recently found himself in Senegal on fairly short notice.
President of the Kansas Farmers Union, and a star of the movie “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” Donn just returned from two weeks in Kaolack and Dakar. He participated in an international farmer [...]
UPDATED 7/24/10 – Barbara Ehrenreich will join Thomas Frank for this special event!
Barbara Ehrenreich and Thomas Frank will speak and sign books (including copies of Franks recently-revived Baffler magazine) on Wednesday, July 28, at Borders Park Avenue, 461 Park Avenue (at 57th Street) in New York City.
The title of the forum is: “What’s the Matter with [...]
For audiences across the country, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” is a fascinating journey into the heart of American conservatism, a place that for many of us is warmly familiar yet utterly foreign — in the best documentary fashion, the movie gets viewers close to people they don’t really know. In Wichita, however, everybody feels they already know these folks, they are their neighbors.