Fletcher Powell

Production Manager and All Things Considered Host

If Fletcher Powell could be someone else, he’d be Errol Morris or Ira Glass. Except younger and better looking.

Since he can’t, he’ll be Fletcher Powell, KMUW Production Manager and host of All Things Considered. Fletcher came to KMUW in 2009 after five years of working in the stock market (don’t ask). He feels like this line of work fits him a little better than that one did.

Fletcher has a BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas and an MA in Communication from Wichita State University. He’s lived in Wichita most of his life, aside from some brief stops in Iowa and Ohio. He likes baseball, guinea pigs, and the Oxford comma.

Ways to Connect

The Sense of an Ending is a small British drama based on a Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. But don’t let the size of the movie fool you—the humanity on display far exceeds what seem to be modest cinematic goals.

Warner Bros.

Kong: Skull Island is about exactly what you’d expect from a movie called Kong: Skull Island. That’s not necessarily a criticism.

Cool Hand Luke - Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. | The Orpheum

All NighterWednesday, March 22, 6:00 p.m. | The Murdock Theatre

I Am Not Your Negro - March 10 - 16, various times | Salina Arts Center

What happens when our superheroes get old? It’s essentially something that never happens in our movies, where our heroes are always virile and robust, and if they get a little long in the tooth, we just reboot the series and start over with a younger model. But that’s not the case with Logan, which follows maybe the most famous of the X-Men, Wolverine, as he not only deals with his own broken-down body, but with nursing the longtime leader of the X-Men, professor Charles Xavier.

It turns out none of us is quite as forward-thinking as we’d like to imagine we are. That’s one of the major takeaways from Get Out, the incisive new thriller from Jordan Peele of TV’s sketch comedy duo Key & Peele. And the movie itself is funny, though it’s certainly not a comedy. It’s first and foremost a real horror movie, one with serious racial tones, and one that pulls no punches.

Mary Cybulski | Cannes Film Festival

  • 2/24: Home on the Range; Murdock Theatre 7:00
  • 2/25:  Oscar Shorts; Warren West 10 – 5:00
  • 3/3:  National Bird; Peace and Social Justice Center 7:00
  • 2/24 – 3/2: Paterson; Salina Art Center

 

Give The Great Wall credit for at least one thing: It gets straight to the point. 

2014’s The Lego Movie was a manic and inspired delight, a dazzling array of colors with a new joke about every five seconds. The next, newest installment in what’s apparently becoming a franchise, The Lego Batman Movie, is about half of what The Lego Movie was.

Now when I say that, I don’t mean that it’s only half as good as The Lego Movie

As part of this Valentine's Day edition of the KMUW Movie Club, the guys pick their favorite couples to have ever adorned the silver screen. Following that discussion, the group gives their take on the recently released Oscar Nominations.

 

 

February 10 – 23

2/16: Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Orpheum 7:00

2/18 – 25: Oscar Shorts; 2/18 at Orpheum, 2/25 at Warren West

2/18: Tommy; Orpheum 8:00

And here's a link to all the screening info for the Oscar shorts:  http://wichitalibrary.org/academyawards

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