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Source: Donna Schenck-Hamlin, 785-532-7454,
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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's fifth annual Movies on the Grass series will feature more movies and some new venues.

Movies on the Grass offers films on current issues, all shown in a relaxed setting with music, entertainment and raffles from local business. This year's series features some films shown on the K-State campus, with others will be shown at locations across Manhattan.

All of the movies are free and K-State students and the public are welcome to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy movies shown in an outdoor setting on a large, wide screen. The movies include:

* Sunday, Aug. 30, "The Visitor," a New York encounter between the included and the excluded, Coffman Commons, around 8 p.m., south of K-State's Hale Library; rain location is 63 Seaton Hall.

* Sept. 6, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," how protest halted fratricide in Liberia, around 8 p.m., Douglass Community Center Park, 10th and Yuma streets, Manhattan; rain location is the Douglass Center Annex.

* Thursday, Sept. 10, "Playing for Change," a one-hour documentary about street musicians in the U.S., 8 p.m. at Auntie Mae's Parlor, 614 N. 12th St., Aggieville.

* Sept. 13, "Garbage Warrior," a portrait of a sustainable housing visionary, around 8 p.m., Coffman Commons; rain location is 63 Seaton Hall

* Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19, Musical videos from "Playing for Change," the street musician documentary, will be shown on the outdoor stage during the evenings as part of Aggiefest in Aggieville's Triangle Park.

* Sept. 20, "The Tiger Next Door," a look at the trade in backyard exotic species, around 8 p.m., at Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St.; rain location will be the zoo's picnic shelter.

Sponsors of the Movies on the Grass series include campus and community groups: ACTION; K-State nonviolence studies and programs; Crossroads of ECM; K-State's Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center at Hale Library; K-State Feed Science Club; K-State Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy; K-State Center for Engagement and Community Development; K-State department of communication studies, theater and dance; K-State department of English; K-State Women's Center; Kansas Agricultural Mediation Service; K-State School of Leadership Studies; Manhattan-Riley County League of Women Voters; Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice; K-State Libraries; K-State office of the provost; K-State office for diversity and dual career development; K-State Students for Environmental Action ; UFM Community Learning Center; K-State SafeZone; Manhattan Music Coalition; and the Sunset Zoo.

More information and a list of business sponsors and raffle prize donors can be found online at