STORM LAKE

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Sep 17 12:00 AM
Event Info
Dialogue:Art Cullen and Director Beth Levison in person!
Series Info
Series:Coming Soon
Reel Representation
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:85
Director:Beth Levison
Jerry Risius
Year Released:2021
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

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"A vital celebration of the role of community-based news gathering at a time when media revenues are way down and the credibility of the press has taken a hammering across much of the country." —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Join us at select screenings on Saturday, September 18 with Art Cullen and director Beth Levison for in person Q&A's!

Dark clouds hang over the cornfields of Storm Lake, Iowa, which has seen its fair share of change in the 40 years since Big Agriculture came to town. Farmers blow their life savings on new equipment they hope will keep their livelihoods intact. Migrant workers flock here—welcome and not—for their slice of the American Dream. The people of Storm Lake confront a changing community as global forces threaten their precarious existence. Enter: 63-year-old Pulitzer-prize winner Art Cullen and his family-run newspaper, The Storm Lake Times. Day-in and day-out, the Cullens deliver local news and biting editorials on a shoestring budget for their 3,000 readers. Come hell or pandemic, they’ll fight to preserve this town they call home. There’s simply too much at stake.