Previous Movies On The Grass
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 - Electoral Dysfunction: 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.
Sept. 21 - Girl Rising: 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) - Wings of Life: 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.
Oct. 5 (at Town Hall in Leadership Studies) - A Fierce Green Fire: 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.
The ninth year of Movies on the Grass and continued to grow and draw fresh audiences. As in past years, Sunset Zoo was kind enough to host the final film showing. The 2013 films focused on topics regarding a series of TED lectures and animated shorts exploring gaming (Serious Play), marketing behind organic foods, three “Lost Boys” from the Sudan, and an adorable young chimp named Oscar! See more information on these movies by visiting the featured movie web sites.
It was Movies on the Grass' eighth year and continued to grow and draw fresh audiences. As in past years, Sunset Zoo was kind enough to host the final film showing. The 2012 films touched on topics concerning health, weight loss, environmental activism, endangered species, and much more! See more information on these movies by visiting the featured movie web sites.
Movies on the Grass in it's seventh year is continuing to grown and spread throughout Kansas State University! This year Sunset Zoo was kind enough once more to host the final showing of the year with The Elephant in the Living Room and its fitting topic of exotic animals as pets. The 2011 set of movies took us inside the topics of Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Oil industry, and much more. See more information on these movies by visiting the featured movie web sites.
- 8/28 Trouble the Water
- 9/11 Houston We Have A Problem
- 9/18 A Small Act
- 9/25 The Elephant in the Living Room
It was the sixth year of Movies on the Grass and it has grown even more than the last! Once again this year Sunset Zoo was generous enough to host our first MOG of the year. The 2010 set of movies tackled subjects from environmental safety to taking on global problems. See more information on these movies by visiting the featured movie web sites.
The fifth year for MOG offered a "town and gown" approach, new to the series. Sunset Zoo and the Manhattan Music Coalition offered venues for showing films featuring exotic animal policy issues and street musicians to complement Aggiefest 2009. Douglass Community Center was the site for one film, introduced by K-State's own African Drumming and Dance Troupe! See more information on these movies by visiting the featured movie web sites.
- 8/30 The Visitor
- 9/06 Pray the Devil Back to Hell
- 9/13 Garbage Warrior
- 9/18 Playing for Change
- 9/19 Playing for Change
- 9/21 The Tiger Next Door
The forth year for MOG! With the big national elections of 2008, we featured the film Hacking Democracy. It was by Michael Franti's I Know I'm Not Alone focusing on peace in the middle-East. King Corn was a hit with 2 college kids planting an acre of Iowa corn. The series culminated with Darwin's Nightmare about the introduction of a commercial fish caused a wide-spread environmental disaster in Africa. See more information on these movies by visiting the featured movie web sites.
Movies on the Grass in its third year. This year Movies on the Grass were especially exciting when we hosted an Electric Car Show and a concert by the Brazilian group AfroReggae on the first two evenings respectively. For more information on these events click on the corresponding links. For more information on the movies, click on the links below to go to each of the films website.
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Amnesty International Group 254 was a proud co-sponsor of the second year production, free outdoor film and discussion series. The following films were shown free of charge Sunday evenings at 8:00pm from August 20th – September 17.
Amnesty International Group 254 was a proud co-sponsor for Movies on the Grass. The movies drew a large audience on every showing for this first innagural year. Movie dates were from September 11 – October 16.
- 9/18 Oil on Ice
- 9/25 Occupation Dreamland - a HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH traveling film festival selection
- 10/09 Store Wars; When Walmart Comes to Town and Mardi Gras Made in China - a HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH traveling film festival selection
- 10/16 Stop the Traffick and The Education of Shelby Knox - a HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH traveling film festival selection
The following organizations co-sponsored this film series: Amnesty International Group 254; Campaign for Non-violence; Crossroads Ecumenical Christian Ministries; Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center; Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy; KSU Libraries; Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice; Northern Flint Hills Audubon Society; Office of Diversity and Dual Career Development; Progressive Coalition; Queer Straight Alliance; Students for Environmental Action; and Young Democrats. Join us, and enjoy the evening!