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Inventors, entrepreneurs, and artists have become part of a growing movement across the country called The Maker Movement.  One local non-profit wants to help ignite the creative spark in the Ozarks with a documentary showing this Saturday.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has about the movement and its possible benefits.

Have you ever had a great idea for an invention, but did not have any resources to bring it to life?  Stacy Rust is co-chair of the non-profit group Dream It Make It, which she and her husband started last year to create a resource for just that problem. 

Moxie Cinema

Sony’s The Interview, which was pulled last week but this week authorized for a smaller number of theatres to play, will appear at two venues in Springfield.

Moxie Cinema Executive Director Mike Stevens said Tuesday that his theatre will show the film on Jan. 1.

The Wehrenberg Campbell 16 Cine will show The Interview on Christmas day, the original release date of the Seth Rogen and James Franco satirical film about a plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un.  

Rich Hill documentary website used with permission

Along Interstate 49 between Joplin and Kansas City, The small town of Rich Hill serves as the backdrop of a documentary addressing the realities of rural poverty. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talked with one of the film’s directors to learn more.

For an in-depth look at the poverty issue, the film “Rich Hill” chronicles the lives of three young boys and their families. Co-director Tracy Droz Tragos says the project took over two years to complete.

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