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Movies on the Grass

This is a FREE outdoor film series now in its eleventh year. Movies on the Grass offers the campus and community new films that portray current issues in a relaxed university setting. All showings are located at Coffman Commons, the grass area in front of Hale Library. In case of rain, films will be viewed at the 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 - 2016 Fall Series

 Back by popular demand, Fall 2016 is offering several films that where viewed at earlier MOG seasons. Please join us for a fun-filled and informative evening of Movies on the Grass. Additional classroom resources can be found on film's sites, linked below. 

Landfill HarmonicElectoral Dysfunction

Sept. 1 - Landfill Harmonic (at Sunset Zoo)

"Landfill harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of their music director, they must navigate this new world of arenas and sold out concerts. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit." (From Landfill Harmonic website)

Sept. 8 - Electoral Dysfunction

"For starters, where is the Electoral College—and does it have a winning football team? Why does America have 13,000 voting districts, each with its own set of rules? And why are residents of our nation’s capital denied full voting rights?"

"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." (From Electoral Dysfunction website)

 

**BEING HELD AT RAIN LOCATION: TOWN HALL LEADERSHIP STUDIES**

 Bag It!The Visitor

Sept. 15 - Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?

Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? What he learns quickly grows far beyond plastic bags. (From Bag It website)

 

**BEING HELD AT RAIN LOCATION: TOWN HALL LEADERSHIP STUDIES**

Sept. 22  - The Visitor

In a world of six billion people, it only takes one to change your life. In actor and filmmaker Tom McCarthy’s follow-up to his award-winning directorial debut The Station Agent, Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) stars as a disillusioned Connecticut economics professor whose life is transformed by a chance encounter in New York City. (From Takepart/The Visitor website)

  

Schedule

  • Sept. 1    Landfill Harmonic (Sunset Zoo)
  • Sept. 8    Electoral Dysfunction (@ Town Hall)
  • Sept. 15  Bag It (@ Town Hall)
  • Sept. 22  The Visitor