Cutting Room for May

Now that winter has winted, spring has sprung. I know this because Film Streams has two spring events for their Science on Screen series, or as the Trump administration calls it “Fiction on Film.” On Tuesday, May 9 at 7 pm, catch a screening of Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams. Well, it’s a movie […]

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Cutting Room for April

Every year, Film Streams brings an insanely hella cool movie person to Omaha for their annual fundraiser, Feature. You can tell it’s classy AF because they use Roman numerals, and they’re already up to Feature VII. This year, they have one of my all-time favorite humans, Julianne Moore, who belongs in every […]

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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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-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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