Tagged ‘documentary’

 
“Not in Kan… oh, wait, yes we are”

“Not in Kan… oh, wait, yes we are”

Michael Charney of the blog “Chasing Glenn Beck” was inspired to review “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” and his full post follows.  You can read the original on his blog.
Kansas has long served as a powerful metaphor for our country.  When L. Frank Baum first wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, he chose Kansas [...]

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Special Screening in Pittsburg, KS – Sunday, June 26

Special Screening in Pittsburg, KS – Sunday, June 26

Democratic Party activists in Southeastern Kansas – once home to the Socialist newspaper “Appeal to Reason,” – have organized a FREE screening of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”
From their announcement:
A video showing of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” has been scheduled promptly for 3 P.M., Sunday, June 26, Memorial Auditorium, Fifth & Pine, Pittsburg, KS.
Following [...]

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Review: no better time for this movie than right now

Review: no better time for this movie than right now

John Ott, film reviewer and native Kansan, weighs in on the new Special Edition DVD of the “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”, debuting Jan 25, 2011:
What’s the matter with Kansas? As a Kansan, born and raised, one who has lived on both coasts, I’m often asked this question. Usually the question [...]

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Special Edition DVD – coming Jan 25, 2011

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.
EXTRA FEATURES:
Audio Commentaries – with filmmakers Joe Winston and Laura Cohen, and author Thomas [...]

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“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” on LinkTV – dates/times

“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
Saturday, [...]

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Dr. George Tiller

“The Assassination of Dr. Tiller” special to air on MSNBC

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 [...]

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NYC: Thomas Frank & Barbara Ehrenreich at Borders Park Ave. 7/28/10

NYC: Thomas Frank & Barbara Ehrenreich at Borders Park Ave. 7/28/10

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 [...]

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Thomas Frank and Joe Winston at the Kansas City Premiere 3/12/10

Kansas City run EXTENDED

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 [...]

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Tom Frank to appear as screenings added at Liberty Hall through Dec 30, 2009

Tom Frank to appear as screenings added at Liberty Hall through Dec 30, 2009

Great news!  “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” is a hit in Kansas!  Who’d a thunk it?  Here are updated shows, including another guest appearance:
NEW SHOWTIMES:
Mon December 21-Tue December 22 : 4:40 7:10 9:30
Wed December 23 : NO SHOWS
Thu December 24 : 2:10 4:40
Fri December 25 : THEATER CLOSED-MERRY CHRISTMAS
Sat December 26-Sun [...]

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Chicago Reader profile

Chicago Reader profile

In this week’s issue, the Chicago Reader named Laura and Joe as “People to Watch” among Chicago filmmakers.  We’re still blushing. A brief excerpt:
Sitting in his dining room in Lincoln Square with his son, Milo, on his knee, director Joe Winston only vaguely resembles the tousled host of This Week in Joe’s Basement, the Chicago [...]

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A New York state of mind

So we’re in New York for a few days for our World Premiere screening tonight at Film Society of Lincoln Center.  Even before the screening, we’re getting a taste of New Yorker’s reactions to “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”.
James van Maanan ruminates on the film on his blog, Trustmovies.  What he saw in our movie [...]

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