Cutting Room for April 20


  • Usually, if I’m reaching for java at 3 pm, something in my day has gone terribly, terribly wrong, as me plus coffee equals “you’d best watch yourself, fool.” But I’m highly recommending everyone get some Hot Coffee at 3 pm on April 29 at Midtown Cinema Center (marcustheatres.com). Instead of prying your eyes open with the magic of the most addictive legal drug, this documentary will open your eyes to various components of the civil justice system that are often overlooked. The film’s title does refer to the infamous McDonald’s law suit, but the facts behind that case will probably keep those with consciences from making jokes about it in the future. A panel and Q&A session will follow the screening, which is free. I’m out of order? You’re out of order! And while you’re at it, order me a cappuccino.
  • First off, props to Film Streams (filmstreams.org) for being honored with an official legislative resolution (448, to be specific) by the Unicameral! It’s awesome that it passed despite no assurances that the art theater checks to make sure no illegal immigrants enjoy their films. Second, the theater has announced that it is lowering ticket prices to $5 general admission and $2.50 for members for the Forever Young Family and Children’s Series, which features such gems as Edward Scissorhands and The Indian in the Cupboard. They are also running the childhood-ruining Charlotte’s Web and Tim Burton’s dignity-ruining Alice in Wonderland. Head to the site for info on showtimes. Finally, on Wednesday May 16 at 7 pm, the theater will host a screening of Fritz Lang’s M, with a post-show talk by Mark Hoeger, who is a film instructor at UNO. With so many great events, everyone should pass their own resolution to attend! 

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