Cutting Room

Omaha filmmakers have long kicked ass, but now they also kick “gates.” That is to say, Kicking the Gates, a new docu-series about girls’ and women’s soccer, has cleared its funding goal, appropriately via Kickstarter. The pilot episode, which is in pre-production, will follow three different players at three key stages: youth, college and pro. […]

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Septemburton

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema La Vista location is participating in the month-long celebration of the peculiar filmmaker who produced such works as Edward Scissor Hands, Sleepy Hollow, Beetlejuice, Batman (1989), and Alice in Wonderland (2010). You guessed it, Johnny Depp loving, the out of the ordinary, freakily entertaining, the one and only, Tim Burton. With […]

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Cutting Room

-It may be the Ruth Sokolof Theater but, on Thursday, September 8 at 7 pm, it will become Herman’s House. Film Streams and the Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals are presenting a special screening of the aforementioned Herman’s House, a documentary about a man who spent 40 years in solitary confinement. Followed by a […]

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Cutting Room for August

-Proof that good people can have bad opinions: George Takei referred to the decision by Simon Pegg and others to reveal Sulu as gay in the Star Trek: Beyond as “unfortunate.” “Huhbuhwha?” you may be thinking, knowing Takei is a vocal proponent of inclusivity. His flawed stance is that they should have made a different […]

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Cutting Room for July

-Anytime someone wants to shoot a film in Omaha, my ears perk up. And if it’s a young person, like Ryan Olsen, a UNL graduate, I perk all the way up! That’s…that’s not innuendo. At any rate, Olsen wants to shoot a short film titled Say Goodbye, Grace: A Detective Story. But he needs our […]

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Cutting Room for June 2016

-Psst. Hey, you. Yeah, you! You…you like to make movies, huh? Oh, yeah, I know you do. You’re a moviemaker, I can tell. So what you need to do is, you need to apply for Film Streams’ Seventh Annual Local Filmmakers Showcase. Yeah, you heard me, bub. You can send your work electronically (go to […]

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Cutting Room for May

Kids grow up so fast these days, you know? One day Aksarben Cinema is just opening their doors, the next they’re working to keep the Rwandan genocide a part of our collective memory. It seems like just yesterday, little Film Streams was a baby nonprofit. Now they’re engaging in community discussion about important queer narratives […]

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Cutting Room for April

Some exciting things are afoot down at Film Streams this summer. So get ahead of what’s afoot by using your eyes: Together with Lincoln Financial Foundation, the Ruth Sokolof Theater is showing their “Forever Young Family & Children’s Series Spring 2016” series. I’m pretty sure you don’t actually have to have a family or children […]

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Cutting Room for March

I don’t think in a million years I expected the news I’m about to report. It’s too good. It’s impossibly good. It’s so good I had to make sure I was reading it right before reaction. Film Streams, one of the best things to ever happen to Omaha in my book, has been given The […]

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