ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Starving the Beast: Higher Education, devalued, made into a commodity
Laramie Movie Scope, Robert Roten, January 27, 2017

Starving the Beast: A Must College See Movie
The Carolinian, Jessica Clifford, January 25, 2017

Film Addresses Funding Cuts to Public Institutions
The Ramapo News, Erica Coslop, December 7, 2016

Documentary Film about Higher Ed “Starving the Beast” Has Many Villians (and Few Heroes)

AdjunctNation.com, Brendan Cantwell, November 10, 2016

Take Note: Starving the Beast – Defunding Higher Education
WPSU Penn State, Patty Satalia, November 5, 2016

‘Starving the Beast’ Examines Anti-Higher Education Think Tanks
97.9 WHAV, News Editor, November 5, 2016

The brains behind the motion: Matt Jordan presents ‘Starving the Beast’
Daily Collegian, Darcy Pacheco, October 19, 2016

Trying to Make Headway in Higher Education
The Daily Iowan, Elianna Novitch, October 18, 2016

Documentary praises, challenges Iowa’s commitment to higher ed
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Jeff Charis-Carlson, October 15, 2016

Documentary on Public Universities Features UVA
WVTF Public Radio, Sandy Hausman, October 3, 2016

Vognar on “Starving the Beast” Documentary
NBC 5 & Dallas Morning News, Chris Vognar, September 30, 2016

Violet Crown Premieres Documentary on University Funding
NBC 29, September 30, 2016

Asheville’s Fine Arts opens doc ‘Starving the Beast’
Asheville Citizen-Times, Edwin Arnaudin, September 29, 2016

Commodity U: Starving the Beast looks at the dismantling of public education
C-Ville Weekly, Lisa Provence, September 28, 2016

“Starving the Beast” Review: Higher Education
Santa Fe Reporter, Julie Ann Grimm, September 28, 2016

Starving the Beast
Mountain Xpress, Scott Douglas, September 27, 2016

Cinema Review: Starving the Beast
Under The Radar, Charles Steinberg, September 26, 2016

Reforming schools: A new film tackles change at public universities
Santa Fe New Mexican, Jennifer Levin, September 23, 2016

Your Alma Mater’s Biggest Rival? Stingy State Government
The Daily Beast, James Carville, September 21, 2016

New Report Outlines Higher Education’s $2.7 Billion ‘Debt Bomb’
Time, Rana Foroohar, September 20, 2016

ULM presents ‘Starving the Beast’
KNOE 8 News, Tyler Smith, September 20, 2016

‘Starving the Beast’: New Documentary Explores Struggle Over Higher Ed Funding
TWC News, Victor Diaz, September 19, 2016

‘Starving the Beast’ takes a hard look at the defunding of public universities
The Los Angeles Times, Sheri Linden, September 16, 2016

UW gets an unfortunate prominent role in ‘Starving the Beast’ documentary
The Capital Times, Rob Thomas, September 16, 2016

Starving the Beast
The Austin Chronicle, Marc Savlov, September 16, 2016

People United speaks with Steve Mims about his documentary Starving the Beast
KOOP 97.1FM, Allan Campbell, September 16, 2016

BOR Goes to the Movies: ‘Starving the Beast’
Burnt Orange Report, Lize Burr, September 16, 2016

Beating up on higher ed
Isthmus, Craig Johnson, September 15, 2016

Documentary Examines 35 Years of Higher Ed Defunding
The Texas Tribune, Elena Mejia Lutz, September 14, 2016

Public universities still under siege, 3 former presidents say
Austin American Statesman, Ralph K.M. Haurwitz, September 14, 2016

‘Starving the Beast’ highlights fight for higher education standards
KXAN-TV, September 14, 2016

STARVING THE BEAST
Movie Geeks, Stephen Tronicek, September 11, 2016

The right’s war on college: “Starving the Beast” exposes the fight to destroy America’s great public universities
Salon, Andrew O’Hehir, September 9, 2016

Starving the Beast documentary review: the deliberate dumbing down of the American university
FlickFilosopher, MaryAnn Johanson, September 9, 2016

Higher education battles at UNC, other schools featured in new documentary
The News & Observer, Jane Stancill, September 9, 2016

Review: ‘Starving the Beast’ Traces the Burdens of Higher Education Defunding
The New York Times, NYT Critics’ Pick, Daniel M. Gold, September 8, 2016

Alarming Doc ‘Starving the Beast’ Argues That Education Shouldn’t Face ‘Disruption’
The Village Voice, Daphne Howland, September 7, 2016

Battle for the soul of the public university explored in film
MarketWatch, Jillian Berman, September 7, 2016

Documentary Explores Higher Education Reform in Texas
Texas Standard, Laura Rice, September 7, 2016

Starving the Beast’ is a Compelling Examination of the Debate Surrounding Public Education
Fanboy Nation, Sean Mulvihill, September 6, 2016

UNC featured in education defunding documentary
Daily Tarheel, Sam Killenberg, September 6, 2016

Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities (2016)
Unseen Films, Steve Kopian, September 6, 2016

Starving The Beast
Eye for Film, Jenny Kermode, September 5, 2016

Starving the Beast
Film Forward, Ted Metrakas, September 5, 2016

STARVING THE BEAST: Mims and Banowsky’s smart, timely and very important documentary
TrustMovies, James van Maanen, September 5, 2016

Film Review: ‘Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities’
Variety, Joe Leydon, September 2, 2016

The Politics of Higher Education – A new film explores the influence of think tanks and lobbyists on America’s public colleges and universities.
The Atlantic, Emily Deruy, September 2, 2016

The future of public universities is in jeopardy, and this documentary explains why
Washington Post, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, September 2, 2016

The Crisis Facing America’s Public Higher Education
So That Happened, Jason Linkins & Zach Carter, September 1, 2016

Public Higher Education In America Is Facing An Existential Emergency
A new documentary, “Starving The Beast,” goes all in on the real political crisis on campus.
The Huffington Post, Jason Linkins, September 2, 2016

Documentary ‘Starving the Beast’ Is Sobering Look At Politics Of Education
DCist, Mark Lieberman, September 2, 2016

BACK TO SCHOOL
Johns Hopkins University Press, Greg Britton, September 2, 2016

Lecturer Steve Mims’s documentary investigates funding trends in U.S. public universities
UT-Austin Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communications, September 2016

Who’s Behind the Right-Wing Assault on Public Universities?
The Nation, Eric Alterman, September 1, 2016

‘Starving the Beast’: A provocative look at the push to commodify higher education
The Washington Post, Stephanie Merry, September 1, 2016

Steve Mims Interview with Thom Hartmann
The Big Picture, Thom Hartmann, August 31, 2016

After Public Colleges Suffer Many Blows, a Film Fires Back
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Katherine Mangan, August 30, 2016

Starving the Beast – A Review and an Answer
UTFacts Online, Nancy Daniels, August 24, 2016

Meet the Filmmakers Shedding Light on a Public-Funding Power Struggle
Tribeza, Anne Bruno, August 2016

How Wall Street Profits From Public Education While Students Drown In Debt
Behind The Headline, Mnar Muhawesh, June 10, 2016

Short Reviews: Starving Public Education – By Design
Who. What. Why., Russ Baker, May 31, 2016

Siva Vaidhyanathan Examines STARVING THE BEAST on The Coy Barefoot Program
Coy Barefoot Program, May 8, 2016

Cuts to higher ed key part of a national strategy
Lexington Herald Leader, William F. Maloney, May 6, 2016

Mims, Banowsky: Patrick part of campaign to ‘disrupt’ public higher ed
American-Statesman, Steve Mims & Bill Banowsky, May 3, 2016

Morning Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviews award-winning, Austin-based filmmaker Steve Mims, whose new film STARVING THE BEAST is screening at the Wisconsin Film Festival
WORT 89.9FM Madison, Jonathan Zarov, April 20, 2016

“Starving the Beast” documentary forecasts future of public universities
The Daily Reveille, Caitie Burkes, April 18, 2016

‘Starving the Beast’ documents conservative war on public education from Madison to Austin
The Capital Times, Rob Thomas, April 18, 2016

Writer/Director Steve Mims speaks with Wisconsin Public Radio
“Central Time”, Rob Ferrett, April 13, 2016
(MP3)

‘Starving the Beast’ Scrutinizes the Strange World of Higher Ed Reform
Alcalde, Rose Cahalan, April 6, 2016

The Austin Indie Film Examiner’s top five films of SXSW 2016
Austin Examiner, Alex White, April 1, 2016
(PDF)

STARVING THE BEAST The March Towards Destroying the Middle Class
Hammer to Nail, Christopher Llewellyn Reed, March 29, 2016
(PDF)

UT professor directs SXSW film about public university funding
The Daily Texan, Nancy Huang, March 22, 2016
(PDF)

Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities, Written and Directed by Steve Mims
Huffington Post, Joseph A. Palermo, March 26, 2016

‘Starving the Beast’ New documentary explores the philosophy and players behind cutting state support for higher education.
Inside Higher Ed, Ellen Wexler, March 22, 2016
(PDF)

‘Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities’: SXSW Review
The Hollywood Reporter, John DeFore, March 21, 2016
(PDF)

‘Starving The Beast’: Documentary Reveals How Wall Street ‘Disrupted’ Public Education
MintPress News, Kit O’Connell, March 21, 2016
(PDF)

Public Education Under Fire – New doc Starving the Beast uncovers ideological clash
Austin Chronicle, Nora Ankrum, March 11, 2016
(PDF)

22 Movies And TV Shows That Will Fire Up This Year’s South By Southwest
The Huffington Post, Matthew Jacobs, March 11, 2016
(PDF)

Documentary depicts fight over academic reform at UT
John Dabkovich interview with director Steve Mims
KXAN NBC, Claire Ricke, March 10, 2016
(PDF)

UW featured in ‘Starving the Beast,’ a film about conservatives cutting higher ed funding
The Capital Times, Pat Schneider, March 9, 2016
(PDF)

‘Starving the Beast’ examines higher education battle
Austin American-Statesman, Charles Ealy, March 9, 2016
(PDF)

Robert Sims interview with director Steve Mims
KOOP 91.7 FM, Lights Camera Austin, March 3, 2016
(MP3)

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