Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2 pm – Free
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern), who’s slowly sliding into dementia, thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his estranged son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip—from Billings, Montana, to Lincoln, Nebraska—to claim the apparent fortune. By turns deadpan, poignant and absurd, writer/director Alexander Payne (Sideways; About Schmidt) has a deft comic touch that is evident in the various red-state oddballs who turn up along the way, all with designs on the old man’s supposed jackpot.
“A charming road movie that develops into a full-blown study of life and roots, offering a beautiful insight into the way families migrate and change.” (Damon Wise, Empire)
“Shot in beautiful tones of black and white (and silver and gray), Nebraska is steeped in nostalgia, regret and bittersweet moments. Yet it’s also a pitch-perfect cinematic poem about the times we live in.” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times)
In English only
United States — 2013 — 114 mins.
Introduced by Gayle Cohen with a post-screening discussion lead by her.
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