Exclusive to NEFAC Members: Free Tickets Available to GlobeDocs Film Festival’s Virtual Screening of ‘Storm Lake’

A limited number of free tickets to the GlobeDoc Film Festival‘s virtual screening of “Storm Lake” are available to all New England First Amendment Coalition Sustaining Members. (Not a member? Join here!)

Please email justin@nefac.org to receive a ticket to view the documentary online.

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. Residents there confront a changing community as global forces threaten their precarious existence. Enter 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. The directors embed with Cullen to give a real-time look at quality journalism that is at risk, yet willing itself to survive as there’s simply too much at stake.

“Storm Lake” is one of many documentaries being shown during the annual GlobeDocs Film Festival, hosted by The Boston Globe. The multi-day documentary festival is designed to engage, promote, and celebrate film and production talent. Now in its seventh year, the annual festival is hosted in a hybrid format. Documentary lovers from near and far are invited to take part in virtual and in-person screenings and post-film discussions over the course of five days.

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