About this film

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Art Cullen and his family fight to unite and inform their rural Iowan farming community through their biweekly newspaper, the Storm Lake Times, even as the paper hangs on by a thread. Twice a week, they work as civic watchdogs to protect their hometown and the legacy of credible journalism, at large — come hell or pandemic. This paper means a fighting chance for their beloved hometown, and by hook or by crook, they’ll make the most of it for the paper’s 3,00 readers. There’s simply too much at stake. The Hollywood Reporter called the film a “vital celebration of the role of community-based news gathering at a time when media revenues are way down and the credibility of the press has taken a hammering across much of the country.” Michigan premiere.

At-home viewing: This film is available for streaming in Michigan only.
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WHEN

In-person
Sept. 23, 2021
5:00 p.m.

Sept. 23, 2021
8:00 p.m.

Virtual
Sept. 22-29, 2021

WHERE

FILM CREDITS

Directors:
Jerry Risius, Beth Levison

Cinematographer:
Jerry Risius

Editor:
Rachel Shuman

Composer:
Alan Hampton, Andrew Bird

Producer:
Beth Levison

Year:
2021

Runtime:
1 hour, 25 minutes

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