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WGN radio interview tomorrow morning

WGN radio interview tomorrow morning

Director Joe Winston will talk about the making of the movie, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” on WGN Radio, 720 AM from Chicago, tomorrow morning, Sunday, September 13, at 7:00 am CST.  You can stream it live from the WGN Radio website.
The program, “The Sunday Papers,” is hosted by the Chicago Tribune’s Rick Kogan, who [...]

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Volunteers Needed to Videotape Chicago Q&A’s

Volunteers Needed to Videotape Chicago Q&A’s

“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” is looking for volunteer(s) to videotape the Q & A sessions (sure to be lively) featuring Thomas Frank and the filmmakers. The Q & A’s will take place after two of the screenings at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

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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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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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New blogger, new posts

We’re excited at “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” to introduce a new blogger to our project. Jesse Lava will be our main contributor in the coming weeks so Laura and Joe can focus on bringing the film to a town near you. By all means, leave your comments and let us know what your thoughts [...]

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Firedoglake to host Laura and Joe for Movie Night 5/18/09

Firedoglake, a leading progressive blog, is hosting Laura and Joe for Movie Night, a real-time discussion via the web about movies with a social or political bent.
Past guests include Margaret Cho, John Cusack, Danny Elfman, Gini Reticker and Janet Bryant, Rachel Goslins, David Mogiliani and Stefan Forbes, so we are some of the least famous [...]

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Politics on Film Festival screening

Last night, we screened the movie at the first ever Politics on Film Festival in Washington, D.C.  The venue was the Navy Memorial Auditorium, a very nice theater with great big crystal-clear projection.  In this age of viewing movies on iPhones and digital downloads, it’s still fantastic to see this movie on a big screen, [...]

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Twittering from Politics on Film

OK, so we’re going to try to Twitter from the Politics on Film Festival.  We’re a little short-handed because Laura had to stay home with our 16-month old son Milo, who’s not feeling well.  So Joe is travelling alone and new at Twitter.  Our screen name is WTMWK.  Here is our Twitter home page.

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Tomorrow night’s panel

We just learned who will be on the panel to discuss “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” after tomorrow night’s screening at the Navy Memorial Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
Joe Winston, the director of the movie, and Thomas Frank, the author of the book it is based on, will share the stage with Cameron Lynch, Executive Vice [...]

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So when is the movie coming out?

The most frequent question we get from folks who visit this web site, or our Facebook page, is “When is the movie coming out?”
Great question.  Short answer: we don’t know yet, sometime in 2009.
The projects’ status is that the movie is complete, and in the process of being submitted to film festivals.  Once we are [...]

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Reflecting on the Tallgrass Film Festival

What can you say about a film festival where the mayor of the city shows up, puts on an apron, and dishes up some first-class barbecue?
Yes, that’s right – the mayor of Wichita threw a barbecue for the Tallgrass Film Festival participants.
From the moment we were picked up from the airport, the Tallgrass crew were [...]

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