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

Current Series

Serious Play

Date: September 8, 2013

Serious Play is a series of TED lecture and animated shorts exploring the deeper meaning behind gaming and why we love games, and the impact they have on our lives. Themes include gamification, what it means to be a gamer, freedom of speech, and how games enrich our lives.

 

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In Organic We Trust

Date: September 15, 2013

"In Organic We Trust is an eye-opening food documentary that follows Director/Producer Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam? The film digs deep with farmers, organic certifiers, scientists, and organic critics to explore the content beneath the label and the truth behind the marketing. It takes a balanced approach to clear up misconceptions about organic food while highlighting practical solutions that are transforming the way we grow and eat." (Synopsis from film website.)

 

God Grew Tired of Us

Date: September 22, 2013

"Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, God Grew Tired of Us explores the indomitable spirit of three “Lost Boys” from the Sudan who leave their homeland, triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities and move to America, where they build active and fulfilling new lives but remain deeply committed to helping the friends and family they have left behind." (Synopsis from film website.)

Chimpanzee

Date: September 29, 2013

**AT SUNSET ZOO**

"Journey deep into the African rainforest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp with an entertaining approach to life, and a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps who love creating mayhem. Full of curiosity, a zest for discovery, joy and a love for mimicking others, Oscar -- and his family -- navigate the complex territory of the forest. It's an inspiring and life-changing adventure, narrated by Tim Allen, that overflows with courage and charm that will capture your heart." (Synopsis from film website.)