I always suspected, but now I know for sure: The O in David O. Russell stands for Omaha. At least, it will this November, when the Academy Award-nominated director joins Academy Award winner Alexander Payne at a theater that received an Academy Award grant! Film Streams (filmstreams.org) has announced that its annual fundraiser celebration, Feature VI, will be held on Monday Nov 10 at 7 pm in the Holland Performing Arts Center. You’ll want to snag tickets fast, which go on sale for members on Friday Aug 29 and for nonmembers on Wed Sept 3. As a reminder, Russell has worked with Jennifer Lawrence not once, but twice. So there’s a good chance that Payne may finally ask Russell the questions I’ve been dying to have answered: what is her hair regimen and does she fart rainbows?

Speaking of everyone’s favorite potential rainbow farter, Jennifer Lawrence has already worked with a ton of talented directors for an actress with such a brief filmography. Now comes word she may work with one of the best. She’s circling Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. It’s a movie about stagecoach travelers stuck in blizzard in Wyoming. Of course, her casting makes no sense, as it is physically impossible to hate Jennifer Lawrence.

Nicolas Winding Refn is one of the most promising new directors, even if his films are as challenging as pronouncing his last name. One of the projects he almost did, The Bringing, is sadly sliding off of his plate and on to Jeremy Lovering’s. The film is about a real-life Canadian tourist who was found dead in a water tank at a hotel that was known to be frequented by serial killers and was later a suicide hotspot. It seems like either one of those things would be enough to have nuked that building from space… 

Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to film@thereader.com. Check out Ryan on Movieha!, a weekly half-hour movie podcast, catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and on KVNO 90.7 at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays and follow him on Twitter.


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