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Storm Lake

USA | 2021 | 85 min. | Jerry Risius, Beth Levinson

October 1, 2021

DocFest

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Art Cullen and his family fight to unite and inform their Iowan farming community through their biweekly newspaper, The Storm Lake Times—come hell or pandemic.

Showtimes

Friday, October 1, 2021

4:45 PM

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This film will be available virtually October 4–7 on the SIFF Channel.

*Restricted to US audiences.

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Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Art Cullen and his family fight to unite and inform their Iowan farming community through their biweekly newspaper, The Storm Lake Times—come hell or pandemic. 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 and precarious existence. Enter: 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.

  • Director: Jerry Risius, Beth Levinson
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 85 min.
  • Producer: Beth Levison
  • Cinematographers: Jerry Risius
  • Editors: Rachel Shuman
  • Music: Andrew Bird, Alan Hampton
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • US Distributor: The Film Collaborative