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September Third Thursday: Hot Coffee

Tallgrass Film Association

Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)

Wichita, KS

September Third Thursday: Hot Coffee

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Ended $10.00 $1.54
Discounted Admission: Students / teachers, seniors, military,TFA members Ended $8.00 $1.43

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Tallgrass Third Thursday presents Hot Coffee

Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts? Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee.

Despite the fact that federal legislation has never been successful, big business interests have won in the hearts and minds of average people. They launched a public relations campaign starting in the mid-80’s and continuing over the last two decades to convince the public that we have out of control juries, too many frivolous lawsuits and a civil justice system that needs reforming. They have used anecdotes, half-truths and sometimes out and out lies in their efforts, for one purpose – to put limits on people’s access to the court system, the one and only place where an average citizen can go toe to toe with those with money and power and still have a shot at justice.

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Forum Event Center (former Hillside Baptist Church)
147 S. Hillside
Wichita, KS 67211

Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)


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Tallgrass Film Association

Founded in 2003, Tallgrass Film Association fosters an appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the international medium of film.

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