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Movies on the Grass

This is a FREE outdoor film series now in its seventh year. Movies on the Grass offers the campus and community new films that portray current issues in a relaxed setting with discussion opportunities immediately following the film at Coffman Commons. All showings are at Coffman Commons in front of Hale Library, or in case of rain, Leadership Studies Building - Town Hall room.

Films begin at 8:00 p.m. (or at dusk).

Movies on the Grass

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66502

Movies on the Grass - 2014 Fall Series

Plagues and ProgressElectoral Dysfunction
Sept. 7 - "Plagues and Progress: A Showcase Inspired by 'The Ghost Map'" is a collection of video shorts discussing issues raised by in the 2014-2015 KSBN common read, "The Ghost Map" by Steven Johnson.Sept. 14 - While other films have examined narrow aspects of our electoral system, Electoral Dysfunction is the first documentary project to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America. The film helps spark national dialogue on the steps ordinary citizens can take to ensure that every vote counts.
Girl RisingChimpanzee
Sept. 21 - Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams.Sept. 28 (at Sunset Zoo) - Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures.
 A Fierce Green Fire 

Oct. 5 - (at Town Hall in Leadership Studies)  A Fierce Green Fire The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.  It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them.



  • Sept. 7    Plagues & Progress
  • Sept. 14  Electoral Dysfunction
  • Sept. 21  Girl Rising
  • Sept. 28  Wings of Life
  • Oct. 5      A Fierce Green Fire