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Dark clouds hang over the cornfields of Storm Lake, Iowa, which has seen its fair share of change in the 40 years since Big Agriculture came to town. Farmers blow their life savings on new equipment they hope will keep their livelihoods intact. Migrant workers flock here—welcome and not—for their slice of the American Dream. The people of Storm Lake confront a changing community as global forces threaten their precarious existence.

Enter: 63-year-old Pulitzer-prize winner Art Cullen and his family-run newspaper, The Storm Lake Times. Day in and day out, the Cullens deliver local news and biting editorials on a shoestring budget for their 3,000 readers. Come hell or pandemic, they’ll fight to preserve this town they call home. There’s simply too much at stake.

The screening is followed by a conversation featuring directors Jerry Risius and Beth Levison, and subject Art Cullen. Moderated by Jennifer Preston.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Jerry Risius, Beth Levison
  • Producer
    Beth Levison
  • Executive Producer
    Katy Drake Bettner, Sam Bisbee, Pamela Tanner Boll, Sally Jo Fifer, Megan Gelstein, Lois Vossen, Jamie Wolf
  • Cast
    Art Cullen, Dolores Cullen, John Cullen, Mary Cullen, Tom Cullen, Peach the Newshound
  • Cinematographer
    Jerry Risius
  • Editor
    Rachel Shuman
  • Music
    Andrew Bird with Alan Hampton