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Movies on the Grass offers the campus and community new films that portray current issues in an informal setting. This film series is now in its fifteenth year. All movies are FREE.

Movies on the Grass

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66502

Movies on the Grass - 2021 Fall Series

We have announced the new dates for MOG 2021:
Sundays - September 12, 19 and 26 at 8pm.

We are glad to be back this semester to present to you our 2021 MOG featured movies... we hope that you can join us. Due to equipment logistics, we willbe showing these films indoors. Because of the pandemic, KSU locations require the wearing of face masks. Please be repectful and follow safe protocol procedures when viewing our films.

Rutherford FallsIce On Fire

Sept. 12 - Rutherford Falls and movie discussion, indoors at KSU Leadership Studies, Town Hall.

Join us for a viewing of the first two episodes followed by the opportunity to talk with one of the creators and writers of the series, Sierra Teller Ornelas.

"Peacock Original RUTHERFORD FALLS is a comedy about two lifelong best friends, Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding), who find themselves at a crossroads – quite literally – when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wakeup call.A small town in the Northeast is turned upside down when local legend and town namesake, Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) fights the moving of a historical statue."

(From Peacock TV Rutherford Hall website)

(Also from IMDB Rutherford Hall website)

Sept. 19 -  Ice On Fire, indoors at KSU Leadership Studies, Town Hall.

Should be essential viewing for anyone who plans to carry on living on the planet... -Wendy Ide, Screen International

"Award winning HBO documentary produced by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, George DiCaprio and Mathew Schmid and directed by Leila Conners, Ice on Fire is an eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis. The film goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming."

(From the HBO Ice On Fire website)

The Human Element

Sept. 26 - The Human Element and panel discussion, indoors at Manhattan, Sunset Zoo.

Following the movie, join us for a movie discussion with Writer/Film Subject Expert, James Balog.

"Award winning documentary, during his four-decade career as a photographer and explorer, James Balog has focused his lens on the complex relationship between humans and nature. Human activity has now surpassed all other forces shaping our world. Balog's work has challenged us to contemplate our place in, and responsibility to, the natural world. Balog investigates how altering the elements is in turn affecting everyday Americans right now. The Human Element features subjects who are often overlooked victims of climate change. Balog visits Tangier Island, a fishing community facing the imminent reality of sea level rise threatening their future. We meet Yadira Sanchez and her three children in Denver, Colorado, all of whom suffer from asthma, and attend a special school for children struggling with air. Balog embeds with a Cal Fire strike team on the frontlines of the most expensive wildfire in California history. And he ventures deep into Kentucky coal country, meeting unemployed miners finding hope from a new source. Balog argues that humans are part of the whole system of nature and not apart from it. Knowing this, he finds great hope that the fifth element, the human element, can bring the whole system back into balance."

(From IMDW The Human Element website)


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Movies on the Grass Fall 2021
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New 2021 Schedule:
All movies 8pm on Sunday

  • September 12:
     "Rutherford Falls"
    (indoors) at Leadership Studies, Town Hall 
  • September 19:
     "Ice on Fire"
    (indoors) at Leadership Studies, Town Hall
  • September 26:
    "The Human Element" (indoors) at Sunset Zoo
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Movies on the Grass