Movies on the Grass - 2018 Fall Series
We have announced the new dates for MOG 2018:
Sundays, 8pm - September 9, 16, 23.
Due to the K-State Hale Library fire, we will be showing the Sept. 9 and 23 films at the Leadership Studies building, Town Hall lecture room.
The September 16 movie, Straws, will be shown with our MOG partner at the Sunset Zoo.
We are proud to present to you our 2018 MOG featured movies... hope that you can join us.
Sept. 9 - Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman at Leadership Studies
This film will be personally introduced by Justin Knopf; Salina area sustainable farmer and K-State Agronomy graduate featured in this documentary.
"The new documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water."
"The film is a tribute to people like Justin Knopf, a fifth-generation Kansas farmer revolutionizing industrial scale agriculture to rebuild the fertility, biodiversity and resilience of his soil, and Dusty Crary, a fourth-generation Montana rancher who forged alliances between cattlemen, federal agencies, hunters and environmental groups to protect the Rocky Mountain Front. Narrated by award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw, the film is based on Miriam Horn's recently released book." (From Before The Flood website)
Sept. 16 - Straws at Sunset Zoo
"With colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS (30 minutes)leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution."
"Named one of the "5 Documentaries that will make you rethink single-use plastics." - One Green Planet
“I highly recommend STRAWS as an educational and entertaining film about plastic pollution. It's brisk and engaging storytelling uses humor, fairness, and heart to inspire plastic use changes we all can do...especially no plastic straws!” - Ed Begley Jr , Actor and Environmentalist
Sept. 18 - Charlie vs. Goliath at KSU Union Wildcat Chamber at 7pm
This movie is cosponsored with KSU Union UPC program.
"This documentary is about an ordinary man’s extraordinary struggle to shake up the political establishment."
"After being snubbed by his congressional representatives, Charlie decides to run for office himself in 2014 and manages to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for the US Senate. His Republican opponent has a $3 million war chest, and Charlie’s advisors urge him to focus his efforts on fundraising. Instead, Charlie rejects money from special interests and makes campaign finance reform a key part of his platform. The election is considered the most lopsided in the country and his friends say he is “tilting at windmills.” But Charlie is convinced he will triumph even with all the cards stacked against him. A 21st century Don Quixote, Charlie galvanizes a ragged band of young volunteers determined to make waves in Wyoming’s elections, and in so doing set a precedent for the rest of the country." (From Charlie vs. Goliath website)
Sept. 23 - STEP at Leadership Studies
Step is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team set against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. This all female school is reshaping the futures of its students’ lives by making it their goal to have every member of their senior class accepted to and graduate from college, many of whom will be the first in their family to do so.
Movies on the Grass Fall 2017 Color Flyer: