How to get Lonely, become Bulletproof, and create World Peace


If you’re lucky, on Wednesday Feb 25 and Thursday Feb 26, you’ll be lonely! Sorry, that should be “you’ll be at Lonely Boy,” an indie film screening at Aksarben Cinema at 7 pm both nights, with a Q&A following the film. Lonely Boy follows three days in the life of Franky, a dude dealing with all manner of personal problems from family to love life. Back in the day when I started this film gig, we couldn’t even get certain Hollywood movies to screen in Omaha. Now, creators are doing Q&A sessions for indie films in the Big O. Give yourself a big high-five, Omaha. You’ve earned it.

Finally, after all these years, I am going to get super powers. On Tuesday, March 3 at 7 pm, Film Streams is screening Becoming Bulletproof at the Ruth Sokolof Theater. It is a free screening you shouldn’t miss because, clearly, it is a documentary filled with instructions on how to become like Superman and have bullets bounce off of you. Wait, reading now, I see it’s actually a documentary about a group of adults with disabilities from across America who gather to make a movie called Bulletproof. Oh. That’s cool too, I guess. The theater is holding a Q&A after the screening with the director, and that’s co-sponsored by the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities. I suppose I’ll just have to ask them how I turn into Superman during the Q&A period.

On Monday March 9 at 7 pm, Film Streams and Spielound, Omaha’s nonprofit board game café, will host a screening of World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements. I have to admit, as a 4th grader, my achievements were mostly “didn’t totally embarrass myself in front of Kristi Johnson today.” But apparently the film is a documentary about a teacher who created an exercise called the “World Peace Game” that is designed to inspire young people. “Cool, a game we get to play,” said young people, “Is it like ‘Grand Theft Auto?’”

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