• If ever there was a time Nebraskans were amenable to discussions of an impending water crisis, this would be the time. So it’s a good thing that Film Streams (filmstreams.org) and the Nebraska Chapter of Engineers Without Borders are collaborating on a discussion and screening of the documentary Last Call at the Oasis on Aug 28 at 7 pm. Although oil is the resource most people think of when they contemplate shortages and global conflict, it is (ahem) clear that our most vital concern is H-2 the izz-0. That’s water for those who don’t speak Snoop Dogg.
  • It’s rare to talk about a trailer here in Cutting Room, but it is rare that there is a six-minute trailer. Cloud Atlas is the latest endeavor from the Wachowskis and Tom Twyker, directors responsible for The Matrix and Run, Lola, Run, respectively. The film is a seemingly impossible adaptation of a book that spans thousands of years and will recycle Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant and Halle Berry in multiple roles, some of which reportedly cross not only time but gender.

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