film http://kbia.org en Brazilian documentary Elena explores culture, society http://kbia.org/post/brazilian-documentary-elena-explores-culture-society <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Brazilian documentary <a href="http://www.elenafilme.com/EN/"><em>Elena </em></a>tells the story of an actress and artist who moved to New York in search of a career during the country's military dictatorship. This week, we talk to Petra Costa, director of <em>Elena</em>, about her film, Brazilian culture, and what's next for this growing international power.</span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Casey Morell & Jim Flink 53365 at http://kbia.org Brazilian documentary Elena explores culture, society 'Gone Girl' film-makers set to receive state tax credits from DED http://kbia.org/post/gone-girl-film-makers-set-receive-state-tax-credits-ded <p>The Missouri Department of Economic Development is providing nearly $900,000 in tax credits to the makers of a movie filmed partly in Cape Girardeau.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/1iJa1Yp">Southeast Missourian </a>reports that 20th Century Fox, maker of "Gone Girl," spent nearly $3 million while filming in Missouri last fall. The state issues tax credits to qualified production companies for up to 35 percent of in-state expenditures, part of an effort to promote filming in Missouri.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 13:46:20 +0000 Associated Press 52975 at http://kbia.org Hunting for mushrooms and myth in 'The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga' http://kbia.org/post/hunting-mushrooms-and-myth-vanquishing-witch-baba-yaga <p></p><p><i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</i><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">here</i></a><i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</i><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">download the podcast</i></a><i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</i></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For more than a decade, fans of documentary film have flocked to Columbia, Mo., for the annual <a href="http://truefalse.org/">True/False Film Fest</a>. The screenings start on Thursday. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many of this year’s films are set in big cities -- like Cairo, Rome and New York. But several works also focus on rural life. "<a href="http://kbia.org/post/film-documenting-poverty-rural-missouri-crowdsources-finishing-funds">Rich Hill</a>" follows three teenagers growing up in a small Missouri community south of Kansas City. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jessica&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oreck’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;"<a href="http://thevanquishing.com/">The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://thevanquishing.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Yaga</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;uses&nbsp;animation and stunning scenes of everyday village life in Eastern Europe to tell&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the Slavic fairytale of Baba&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yaga</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The film is shot in Super 16.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 48490 at http://kbia.org Hunting for mushrooms and myth in 'The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga' Edina, Mo. featured in new movie http://kbia.org/post/edina-mo-featured-new-movie <div>Too bad tiny Edina, Mo., doesn't have a movie theater, because the town itself is about to make it to the big screen.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The remote northeast Missouri town of 1,200 residents offers the sort of rural remoteness that brought independent film director Chris Grega to the town square to shoot scenes for his suspense horror film, "Sound of Nothing." The film will premiere July 18 at the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis as part of the St. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:56:23 +0000 Associated Press 37079 at http://kbia.org Edina, Mo. featured in new movie Field Notes: Marking the fifth anniversary of the Postville, Iowa raid http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-marking-fifth-anniversary-postville-iowa-raid <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><u><a _cke_saved_href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes" href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes">Field Notes</a></u></strong><em style="line-height: 1.5;">, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.</em></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 18:20:29 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 33529 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Marking the fifth anniversary of the Postville, Iowa raid 'The Moo Man' casts light on challenges facing small dairies http://kbia.org/post/moo-man-casts-light-challenges-facing-small-dairies <p><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</i><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">here</i></a><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</i><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false- Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 29125 at http://kbia.org 'The Moo Man' casts light on challenges facing small dairies Global Journalist and Ragtag Cinema partner for special screening http://kbia.org/post/global-journalist-and-ragtag-cinema-partner-special-screening <p>This Monday at the <a href="http://www.ragtagfilm.com/films.php?id=419">Ragtag Cinema</a>, <a href="https://truefalse.org/">True/False </a>and <a href="http://www.globaljournalist.org/">Global Journalist</a> present a special screening of the documentary <em>How to Die in Oregon</em>. The film explores the state&rsquo;s Death with Dignity Act, which enables physicians to prescribe &ndash; but not administer &ndash; a lethal dose of sedative. A special panel discussion with the film&rsquo;s director will follow the screening. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:08:09 +0000 7759 at http://kbia.org Global Journalist and Ragtag Cinema partner for special screening