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Rubbish! Pt. 2

Human Impacts: Considering Energy and Sustainability continues on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:00 PM with Garbage Warrior, a portrait of radical architect Michael Reynolds that follows his legal battle with the state of New Mexico to retain his architect's license, followed by a discussion with Barbara Buffaloe, an instructor within MU's Dept. of Architectural Studies […]
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Power Struggle

Tonight at 6:00 PM the "Human Impacts" series continues with The Nuclear Comeback, a measured examination of the virtues and dangers of current nuclear energy development. Following the film, Steve Mahfood, climate change consultant and former Director of the MO Department of Natural Resources, will host a discussion. Given that nuclear technology has become an issue of […]
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Swing Time

The "We Always Swing" Jazz Series presents a special evening of two energetic performances by The Matt Wilson Quartet, featuring innovative percussionist and "We Always Swing" 2008/2009 artist-in-residence Matt Wilson and his two-horn-and-bass ensemble, on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 and 9:15 at Ragtag Cinema. Critically acclaimed for his drumming chops, bandleading and composing skills, […]
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Rubbish!

The Found Footage Festival makes its Ragtag Cinema debut this Saturday, April 4th at 9:30 PM. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett will present a newly curated program of their ridiculous, damaged, downright bizarre videos with hilarious live commentary. Admission is $10, and advance tickets are on sale at the box office. Click here to […]
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Scorched Earth

The fate of our planet -- and, by association, our human race -- are nothing to fool about. That's why each Wednesday in April Ragtag Cinema is presenting Human Impacts: Considering Energy and Sustainability, a series of documentaries that examine the impacts and controversies of coal mining, nuclear energy, sustainability, and other timely environmental concerns. […]
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The Passion of "The Ram"

Ask and ye shall receive. The Wrestler has trudged its way back to Columbia, MO to pounce on Ragtag's screen for a special engagement this week. Come and see why Mickey Rourke's humorous, visceral, and heartbreaking  performance has garnered so many plaudits, and leave wondering why the Academy denied him a Best Actor statue this year.
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After the Revolution

Hey, everyone. Due to unforeseen complications, Che, Pt. 1: The Argentine will conclude its run at Ragtag Cinema on Tuesday, March 17th. In place of the first chapter, Che, Pt. 2: Guerilla will show on Wednesday, March 18th and Thursday, the 19th at 4:30 PM.   Shaded with a palpable feeling of inevitable defeat, the tenacious […]
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Last Action Hero

"Don't call it a comeback!" Previously languishing in straight-to-video obscurity, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns with JCVD, a shaggy, hilarious, and winning portrait-of-an-artist-as-an-aging-action-star. Beginning in an unusually autobiographical vein, wherein the titular "Muscles from Brussles" fights for custody of his daughter in court and struggles to land a credible movie role, it veers into nominal Van […]
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Flock of Dodos

This Wednesday, March 11th biologist turned filmmaker Randy Olson will visit Ragtag for a Q&A following the screening of Flock of Dodos. Olson's debut documentary, an examination of the evolution/creationism debate, is screening on the occasion of the 2009 MU Life Sciences & Society Symposium, "Darwin's Ongoing Revolution", which takes place this weekend. Advance tickets […]
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Revolutionary Roads

On Wednesday, Ragtag will begin its run of Che, Steven Soderbergh's ambitious diptych of iconic Marxist Che Guevara. Soderbergh originally intended for audiences to see both chapters together as a single movie with a short intermission, but for various reasons distributor IFC Films ultimately decided to release each half separately, Use Your Illusion-style. In an attempt […]
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