What's the Matter with Kansas?
Filmmaker Joe Winston draws inspiration from author Thomas Frank's nonfiction best-seller of the same name to explore how the state once known for its radicalism has evolved into a bastion of conservatism. Pay a visit to the Kansas State Fair, and odds are you'll notice plenty of activity around the Kansans for Life booth. It's run by Angel Dillard, a die-hard Republican activist, and it's evolved to become one of the fair's hottest attractions. Angel is just one of the 6,000-member congregation at Immanuel Baptist Church, where Pastor Terry Fox encourages his followers to vote with religion in mind. But just when it seems that the locals can't get any more conservative, the tide starts to turn, and the local elections get interesting.