Sunday, July 23, 2006

 

A big to-do over Kansas 'Dodos'

"Flock of Dodos," a tongue-in-cheek documentary about the evolution vs. intelligent design fight in Kansas schools, will hit movie theaters this fall. Soon after a big home video push.

Cosmic Films will distribute the movie theatrically beginning with an eight-city push this fall, said filmmaker/scientist/Kansas City native Randy Olson, who was in town recently visiting his mother, Lake Quivira resident (and featured "Dodos" player) Muffy Olson. The initial run will include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

"Dodos" was a big hit at this spring's Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. It will also be the closing-night movie (on Sept. 21) for this year's Kansas International Film Festival at the Glenwood Arts Theatre.

Early next year the film will be released on DVD, and that, said Olson, "is where the money is."

He anticipates science teachers will want to use it as an instructional tool."

Featured book: "Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern Creationism and Intelligent Design" (Amazon UK | US)

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