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.
Filmmakers Laura Cohen and Joe Winston will speak at the 2010 IFP/Chicago Producers’ Series, where they’ll relate their adventures making and marketing What’s the Matter with Kansas?
The Producers’ Series is an annual intensive workshop for professional and emerging filmmakers to learn about how to actually get projects made and sold. We attend every year and [...]
Due to overwhelming demand, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” will continue its run at the Tivoli Cinemas through Thursday, March 25, 2010 (then it moves to the Screenland Crown Center.) Opening night sold out completely (see picture below) and lively discussions ensued afterwards.
A special shout-out is due to area organizations who contributed to the [...]
Starting today, we will be giving away pairs of free tickets to see “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” at the E Street Cinema in Washington, D.C. Become a fan on Facebook, and you’ll get the contests in your news feed, and can also find them on our fan page.
“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” will screen [...]
“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 [...]
So Joe and Tom have returned from Oklahoma and unpacked our bags, after a very rewarding visit (at this point, Laura is too pregnant for travel.) Neither of us had ever been to Oklahoma before, and Steve Hunt and David Glover, the activists who got the ball rolling, made sure we had everything we needed. [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]