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File this under “nobody here is judging you:” Aksarben Cinema is ready and willing to sate 50 shades of your desires. On Thursday, Feb. 9, the theater is hosting a screening of 50 Shades Darker complete with booze, chocolate and titillation. For $20, you get a wine tasting, chocolate bar, lipstick bar, […]

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Hey y’all, Ryan here! This time each year, I surrender the space in Cutting Room to offer an alternative take on the best and worst films of 2016. Mason Shumaker has been an indispensable part of the film section since joining, and his 2016 list is proof why. Eclectic, insightful and vastly different than most I’ve […]

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We ain’t no two-bit town, but we’re still lucky buckets to have a nonprofit like Film Streams that champions the power of cinema to serve as a catalyst for personal and communal improvement. That is to say, they do good. Like, lotsa good. So much good, in fact, this whole stinkin’ installment […]

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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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-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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