Art notes: Filming for Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ continues -
Published Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 1:00 am / Updated at 3:53 pm
Art notes: Filming for Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ continues

Filming for Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ continues

The movie crew for director Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” has moved on after about three days of shooting in Stanton, Neb., including a scene at the Uptown Brewery.

That’s the word from Laura Forker, editor of the Stanton Register, who interviewed the movie’s producers for an article last week.

Monday night, she said, producers and actors were in town eating and socializing, “and it was different to see them so relaxed.”

Forker said that early last week, Payne’s cameras were “out in the country filming some rural scenes.”

Shooting in Nebraska is expected to be finished shortly before Thanksgiving, then move on to Montana and to South Dakota’s Black Hills.

Filmmaker Bill Jersey screens two films

Filmmaker Bill Jersey will appear Thursday night at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater for a 7 p.m. screening of his 2011 documentary “Eames: The Painter and the Architect.”

The event is sponsored by design alliance OMAha and Film Streams, Omaha’s nonprofit art-house movie theater. The movie is about husband and wife Charles and Ray Eames, perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture.

Friday, Jersey will speak to area high school students after a screening of his 1966 documentary “A Time for Burning,” which was filmed in Omaha.

Information: 402-933-0259 or online at

Film Festival celebrates 10 years

The eight-day Wild Rose Film Festival in Des Moines will celebrate its 10th anniversary of presenting independent films at Fleur Cinema & Cafe, 4545 Fleur Drive, starting Thursday.

The festival’s artistic director, Kimberly Busbee, said this year’s films include several international entries, “and the overall production quality is among the very best ever.”

Among the festival’s 34 feature films: “Just 45 Minutes From Broadway,” starring Iowa native Tanna Frederick and Judd Nelson; and “I Heart Shakey,” with Steve Guttenberg, Beverly D’Angelo and Iowa native Rylie Behr.

Information: online at

Evening features works of Messiaen

“Messiaen,” an evening of contemporary music and conversation featuring the work of composer Olivier Messiaen, will be the latest offering of aetherplough, an Omaha group that creates ensemble works and showcases contemporary performance.

The event, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Omaha Conservatory of Music, 3504 S. 108th St., will feature pianist Karl Larson and soprano Amanda DeBoer. A post-performance talkback will address Messiaen’s harmonic language and how he used birdsong in his compositions.

Suggested donation: $10. Information: online at

‘Pearl’ screening held in Lincoln

Actor-director Dan Butler, who played Bulldog on the TV sitcom “Frasier,” will appear Friday in Lincoln at a screening of his short film “Pearl.”

The 5:30 p.m. event at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, 313 N. 13th St., is co-sponsored by the Sheldon Museum of Art. It will be followed by a discussion moderated by L. Kent Wolgamott.

“Pearl” is based on a poem by Ted Kooser. Kooser will also appear at the event and read his poem. Information: online at

Lincoln Symphony presents Mozart

The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra will present “An Evening With Mozart” at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln on Friday.

The 7:30 p.m. concert will feature soprano Jennifer O’Loughlin singing Mozart’s most famous concert arias.

Tickets are $10 and $25. Information: 402-476-2211 or online at

‘Grateful Heart’ guests of Acappella Omaha

The Acappella Omaha Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will present a concert Saturday at Papillion-La Vista High School, 84th Street and Centennial Road.

The 7 p.m. concert will be centered on gospel music. Special guest is male gospel quartet Grateful Heart of Omaha.

Suggested donation is $12. Information: 402-960-4500.

Deadline extended due to Hurricane Sandy

The Great Plains Theatre Conference has extended its submission deadline for new plays for 2013 because of Hurricane Sandy.

The deadline, which was Thursday, has now been stretched to 11:59 p.m. Monday “to assist those who may be displaced or without power.” The extension applies to all playwrights.

“We understand there is a lot on your minds while you contact family members, wait in Red Cross shelters, in apartments without electricity, or work to keep your belongings dry,” a Tuesday press release said. Submitting a play, it said, “is now the furthest thing from your minds.”

One-man show reflects time in recovery

A one-man performance of written and spoken word Friday at Creighton University will feature artist Mick Milson, a former Siena-Francis House resident.

Milson will present his poetry, play Native American flute and reflect upon his time in recovery. The performance is at 7 p.m. at the Lied Education Center for the Arts, 2500 California St.

The show, titled “Walking in Your Shoes,” is part of the Finding a Voice project. It brings together those who are homeless or battling addiction with health profession students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center through the Service Learning Academy, College of Public Health.

Writer Sarah McKinstry-Brown served as editor and creative consultant, and the Omaha Creative Institute collaborated with Creighton and Finding a Voice on the event. The performance is free and open to the public.


“Deathtrap,” Omaha Community Playhouse, 7 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13 at the Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Show runs Jan. 18-Feb. 10. Information: 402-553-4890, ext. 110.

“How the Other Half Loves,” Bellevue Little Theatre, 7 p.m. tonight and Monday at the theater, 203 W. Mission Ave. in Bellevue. Show runs Feb. 1-17. Information: 402-706-6463.

“From the Shelterbelt With Love,” Shelterbelt Theatre, 7:30 p.m. today and Monday at North Side Christian Church, 5555 Larimore Ave. Show runs Jan. 17-Feb. 10. Information: e-mail

“Tomas and the Library Lady,” Rose Theater, 4 p.m. today at the theater, 2001 Farnam St. Show runs Jan. 25 to Feb. 10. Information: 402-345-4849.

— Compiled by Bob Fischbach

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