Monday, November 23, 2009

"What's the Matter with Kansas?" documentary screenings in Lawrence, Chicago and San Francisco!

"What's the Matter with Kansas?" screenings in Lawrence, Chicago and San Francisco

Dear Michael,

Thanks to you, our fans and supporters, "What's the Matter with Kansas?" is starting to roll out to cities across the country. OK, a great review from Roger Ebert didn't hurt. In fact, the movie's been drawing raves wherever it appears - and sparking lively discussions as well.


The long-awaited Kansas premiere! Beginning on Friday, December 11, 2009, it'll play for an entire week at the historic Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence. The 7:00pm screening on the first night will feature an appearance by one of the movie's stars, Donn Teske, who's a true Prairie Populist and President of the Kansas Farmers Union.

Tickets are $8, $6 for seniors, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays students pay only $6. Tickets to the Friday, December 11 7:00 pm screening featuring Donn Teske will be $10, $8 for students. The additional proceeds will go to benefit the Kansas Democratic Party. For tickets and show times, call 785-749-1972 or visit


"What's the Matter with Kansas?" will return to the Gene Siskel Film Center in the heart of Chicago, for a pre-Christmas run, starting on Friday, December 18.


Friday, December 18, 8:00 pm - filmmakers Laura and Joe in attendance!
Saturday, December 19, 8:00 pm
Mon, December 21, 7:45 pm - Q & A with director Joe Winston!
Tuesday, December 22, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 23, 7:45 pm

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 students, $4 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute, $5 Film Center members.

The Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 846-2800

For tickets, call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or visit You can also purchase tickets at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office, after 5pm weekdays and 2pm weekends.


For its West Coast premiere, the movie will play a weeklong run at either the Lumiere or Opera Plaza theaters in San Francisco, from Jan 1-7, 2010.

The filmmakers will appear at the Friday, Jan 1 and Saturday, Jan 2 screenings. Thomas Frank is slated to join us on Saturday.

For more information, and exact show times, visit Landmark Theatre's web site or call (415) 267-4893. Also, you can check back on our web site during the last week of December.

Thanks for your continued support, and spreading the word!

Laura Cohen & Joe Winston
What's the Matter with Kansas?
P.S. Don't forget to check our blog and Facebook and Youtube pages for additional news, updates, photos and videos. We'll also Twitter when we get excited.

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