NYC PREMIERE Filmmakers Jerry Risius and Beth Levison celebrate the vitality of local journalism as it undergoes a crisis with this portrait of a small-town Iowa paper, The Storm Lake Times. Editor Art Cullen oversees the family-run business that was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on dark money in corporate agriculture. “Storm Lake is an elegiac heartland portrait…colored by the hope of endurance, both for the newspaper and the community it represents” (The Hollywood Reporter). – Thom Powers

The November 11th screening will be introduced by Julie Sandorf, president of the Charles H. Reason Foundation and followed by a Q&A with directors Beth Levison and Jerry Risius.

The November 12th screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Beth Levison and Jerry Risius moderated by Steven Waldman, President and Co-Founder of Report for America.

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Director: Jerry Risius, Beth Levison
Executive Producer: Katy Drake Bettner, Sam Bisbee, Pamela Tanner Boll, Sally Jo Fifer, Megan Gelstein, Lois Vossen, Jamie Wolf , Co-Executive Producer: Tegan Acton, Emma Pompetti
Producer: Beth Levison
Cinematographer: Jerry Risius
Editor: Rachel Shuman, Co-Editor: Leah Boatright
Music: Andrew Bird, Alan Hampton
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Publicist: The 2050 Group
US Distributor: Independent Lens/PBS