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Movies on the Grass

This is a FREE outdoor film series now in its twelfth 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

Current Series

Plagues and Progress

Date: September 7, 2014

"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. 


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Electoral Dysfunction

Date: September 14, 2014

"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 will help spark a national dialogue on the steps ordinary citizens can take to ensure that every vote counts. As former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former President Jimmy Carter noted in a bipartisan report on election reform, 'Americans are losing confidence in the fairness of elections … We believe the time for acting to improve our electoral system is now.'"
(Synopsis from film website.)


Girl Rising

Date: September 21, 2014

"From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, 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. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice."
(Synopsis from film website.)

Wings of Life

Date: September 28, 2014


"From Disneynature, the studio that brought you "Earth", "Oceans", "African Cats" and "Chimpanzee", comes "Wings of Life" – a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. 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." (Synopsis from film website.)

A Fierce Green Fire

Date: October 5, 2014


"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. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep, It chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them. It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds."
(Synopsis from film website.)