Seven area filmmakers' works have been chosen to be screened at Film Streams' fourth annual Local Filmmaker Showcase.
Their six films add up to a 98-minute program that will have its premiere at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater, 14th and Mike Fahey Streets, followed by a party with the filmmakers. The movies will then be screened daily for a week.
This year's films include a documentary on education, a non-narrative experimental film, a comedic celebration of chess, a sci-fi mind-bender, a biography of an outsider artist and a war documentary.
Two filmmakers have had work selected for showcases in past years: Pat Clark of Lexington, Neb., who directed this year's “Decay Theory” and “The Last to Leave”; and Ryle Smith of Omaha, who directed “L'Homme au Piano (One More for the Road)” for this year.
New to the showcase are filmmakers Kelly Rush, an NET television producer, Jerry Johnston of NET Radio and videographer Pat Aylward, who jointly created “Emery Blagdon and His Amazing Healing Machine”; Joseph Knapp of Omaha, who directed “Femme ed Uomo”; and Sally Nelson Barrett, who directed “Standing Up to Poverty.”
The movies were chosen by the staff of Jackson Street Booksellers, including Carl Ashford, Sara Adkisson Joyner and Amanda Lynch.
Tickets are $9 for adults; $7 for senior citizens, students, teachers, military and those arriving at the theater by bicycle; and $4.50 for members. Information: 402-933-0259 or visit filmstreams.org.