KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Launching a series of nationwide showings for their new film, the filmmakers behind The Disrupted have organized a free public screening on September 1st at the Boulevard Drive-In Theatre. Produced over three years, the film takes a deep dive into the lives of three Americans working hard to stay afloat amidst persistent economic uncertainty that has included factory closures, the mortgage meltdown, and falling commodity prices.
Best known for her award-winning work for the PBS series American Experience, director Sarah Colt said, “Donn Teske and his family play a pivotal role in the film, confronting great challenges with humor and grace. In the process, giving the audience valuable insights into what farmers face today, that go beyond the headlines.” The screening is being co-presented with several local organizations – Kansas Farmers Union, Kansas Rural Center, Missouri Farmers Union, Cultivate KC, and Good Natured Family Farms.
New York-based Sarah Colt Productions originally filmed five families across the country, to find the compelling stories that would make their way into the film. Co-producer Emily Schuman said, “We were looking for the people and stories that someone anywhere in the country could relate to, and the Teske Family Farm touches everyone who’s seen the film.” The Disrupted has already been selected for several film festivals, including Munich DokFest in Germany, MountainFilm in Colorado, and Woods Hole in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, September 1st – doors open at 7:00 pm, the film starts at 8:00 pm
Boulevard Drive-In Theatre
1051 Merriam Lane
Kansas City, KS 66103
The event is free but advance registration is required, here.
— Sarah Colt Productions, Kansas Farmers Union, Kansas Rural Center, Missouri Farmers Union, Cultivate KC, and Good Natured Family Farms
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