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IFP/Chicago and Facets Cinémathèque present MEET THE FILMMAKERS monthly series
WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?
FREE for IFP, NATAS and Facets members!
Based on the best-selling book by Thomas Frank, What's the Matter
with Kansas? exposes how conservatives won the heart of America,
transporting audiences to the large swath of the country that twice
elected George W. Bush. A splinter group of a Wichita evangelical church follows their politically active pastor to speculative investments and ruin, just as his favored Republican candidates lose in the 2006 elections.
Meanwhile, an activist farmer, "a Populist without a party," bravely
revives Kansas' nearly forgotten progressive tradition, taking his
message all the way to Washington, D.C. The Kansans in this movie may have some extreme political views, but they are no rubes. They're complicated, vibrant and often quite funny. They're almost eerily familiar, but full of surprises. We think we already know them - but we don't.
Directed by Laura Cohen and Joe
Winston, USA, DVD (rough cut work-in-progress), 90 min.
Filmmakers Cohen and Winston will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.
Wednesday, July 9 at 7pm
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