Get a sneak peek of the new documentary Storm Lake before its broadcast premiere and continue the conversation with the film’s protagonists.
Front Range Community College is hosting a public screening of the new documentary film Storm Lake from Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens.
Watch the movie, then stay online for a live virtual discussion with national experts. The virtual events are free and open to the public.
What: FREE virtual screening of
When: Wednesday, November 10 at 5:00 pm
ABOUT THE FILM:
American democracy requires an informed citizenry. Can it survive without the backbone of independent local journalism?
Go inside The Storm Lake Times, a newspaper serving an Iowa town which has seen its fair share of changes in the 40 years since Big Agriculture came to the area. In Storm Lake, Pulitzer-winning editor Art Cullen and his family dedicate themselves to keeping the paper alive—come hell or pandemic.
If you enjoy the film—and/or it leaves you with burning questions you’d like to discuss—please join us directly afterward for a special interactive live conversation with these experts:
- Art Cullen, Editor, The Storm Lake Times; Film Protagonist
- Tom Cullen, Reporter, The Storm Lake Times; Film Protagonist
- Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th
- Lorena López, Editor, La Prensa; Film Protagonist
- Alison Bethel, Vice President of Corps Excellence, Report for America (Opening Remarks)
- Moderator: TBD
FILM THEMES/DISCUSSION TOPICS: first amendment, independent journalism, democracy, Big Agriculture, freedom of the press.
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About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories and join the conversation. For more information, visit www.pbs.org/independentlens/indie-lens-pop-up.
About Independent Lens
Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens. Join the conversation: facebook.com/independentlens and on Twitter @IndependentLens.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.
About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.