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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. The people of Storm Lake confront a changing and precarious existence. Enter: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Art Cullen and his family members who deliver local news and editorials on a shoestring budget for their 3,000 readers. This paper means a fighting chance for their beloved hometown, and by hook or by crook, they’ll make the most of it. There’s simply too much at stake. NR / 84 min.
Following the film join us for a discussion with:
Ryan Denham, WGLT / WCBU, Peoria Public Radio, Content Director
Chris Coates, The Pantagraph (Bloomington) and Herald & Review (Decatur), Central Illinois Editor
David Proeber, The Pantagraph, Photo Editor and News Photographer
Colleen Reynolds, Freelance Journalist
This conversation will be moderated by Beth Whisman, Town of Normal Director of Cultural Arts.