Film for Thought: Storm Lake

Showings

Studio Theater Wed, Nov 3 7:00 PM
INFORMATION
Rating:Unrated
Run Time:1hr 25min
Release Year:2021
Genre:Documentary
Independent
Category:Film
CAST/CREW
Director:Jerry Risius
Beth Levison

Description

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 and precarious existence. Enter: Art Cullen and his family members who deliver local news and editorials on a shoestring budget for their 3,000 readers. This paper means a fighting chance for their beloved hometown, and by hook or by crook, they'll make the most of it. There's simply too much at stake.