Film Screening - America’s Darling: The Story of Jay N. “Ding” Darling


295 Scheman
Ames, IA

Ph. 515.294.3342


The true story of how a nationally-known cartoonist changed America by influencing her Presidents, shaping her landscapes and winning the hearts of her people. Emphasizing the need to use natural resources wisely, Darling used his language very much like his cartoons to convey his vision. America’s Darling may be just what America needs now: an opportunity to reflect on Darling’s past in order that we may move forward. After all, Darling was a man very much ahead of his time.

Following the screening, executive producer Samuel Koltinsky will discuss his path of discovery while making the film and share some “treasures” that he picked up along the way.  

2 p.m.







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